Saturday, October 8, 2016

RIP Ann Marie Wiman-Nyberg

Swedish actress, composer Ann Mari Wiman-Nyberg died in Halmstad, Sweden on September 22, 2016. She was 95. Born on June 6, 1921 in Växjö, Kronobergs län, Sweden, she made her acting debut at age six in a local theater production. Later, she studied at the Swedish National Academy of Mime and Acting. Wiman was discovered by the director Ingmar Bergman while she was a ballet dancer in one of his shows. Ann-Marie’s most prominent role came in Bergman’s classic movie Smultronstället in 1957, where she played the wife of Max von Sydow’s character. As Ann Marie Wiman-Nyberg she composed the score for the 1964 Swedish comedy “The Wild West Story”.

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