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Per Oscarsson

Per Oscarsson
Per Oscarsson 1948
Born Per Oscar Heinrich Oscarsson
(1927-01-28)28 January 1927
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 31 December 2010(2010-12-31) (aged 83)
Bjärka, Sweden
Cause of death
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Actor
Years active 1944–2010
Spouse(s) Gerd Hegnell (1954–1960)
Bärbel Krämer (1962–1973)
Kia Östling (1989–2010)

Per Oscar Heinrich Oscarsson (28 January 1927 – 31 December 2010)[1] was a Swedish actor.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Death 3
  • Filmography 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life

Oscarsson was born, along with his twin brother Björn, on 28 January 1927 on Kungsholmen, Stockholm. The twins had two elder siblings. Their mother, who was German, died in cancer in 1933.[2]


Oscarsson was best known for his role as Pontus, a starving writer, in the social realism drama Hunger, based on the Knut Hamsun novel by the same name, a role for which he won the 1966 Bodil, the Guldbagge Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role[3] and the 1966 Cannes Film Festival best actor awards. His most recent film role was as Holger Palmgren, the character Lisbeth Salander's publicly appointed guardian, in the 2009 movies The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, based on Stieg Larsson's famous novels.[4]


A fire started in the house of Per Oscarsson and his wife Kia Östling on the night of 30–31 December. On 31 December, a relative found the house burned to the ground with only the foundations and chimney remaining.[5] Oscarsson had not been heard from since the fire. A body was discovered in the ruins of the house on 2 January 2011, and was presumed by police to be either the body of Oscarsson or that of his wife.[6] A second body was discovered on 3 January, which increased the possibility that both Oscarsson and his wife had perished in the fire.[7] On 5 January, the deaths of Oscarsson and his wife were confirmed through dental records by Swedish police.[8][9]



  1. ^ Roxborough, Scott (5 January 2011). "Swedish Police Identify Per Oscarsson’s Remains".  
  2. ^ Per Oscarsson - Bakom rubrikerna och replikerna ("Per Oscarsson - Behind headlines and lines") TV-interview with Agneta Bolme Börjefors from 1998.
  3. ^ "Svält (1966)". Swedish Film Institute. 1 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cinema giant may have burned to death".  
  5. ^ "Per Oscarsson befaras död i brand".  
  6. ^ "Swedish actor Per Oscarsson feared dead in house fire".  
  7. ^ Roxborough, Scott (3 January 2011). "Second body found at Swedish film actor's house".  
  8. ^ Edblom, Kristina; Bergfeldt, Carina (5 January 2011). "Kropparna är identifierade".  
  9. ^ "Swedish actor confirmed dead in house fire".  

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