Monday, November 5, 2012

RIP Hans Lindgren

Actor Hans Lindgren has died at 80 years old.

Lindgren passed away on Friday November 2nd said the family of TT spectra.

After his film debut at the age of ten in the classic "Our gang" (1942) he had a career that spanned almost 70 years, both on stage and film. Lindgren was primarily one of Sweden's most sought after voice actors, best known as the narrator in the film about the bull Ferdinand and who has become an immortal part of Donald Duck on Christmas Eve programs on SVT. Lindgren was also the voice of Bernard in "Bernard & Bianca", the snake Kaa in "The Jungle Book" and several other beloved cartoon characters. Hans was the Swedish voice of the animated characters Betting, Ming, Smith, Collins, O’Connor and Game in the 1976 film "Lucky Luke: The Ballad of the Daltons" and a production manager on the 1972 film "Call of the Wild".

The National Theatre was something of Hans Lindgren's spiritual home, where he toured at various times from the 1950s onwards. At Stockholm's private theater scenes Hans had major roles in "Some Like it Hot" and "Spanish Fly", and in several of the Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt and Arne Källeruds productions.

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