Halvar Björk

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Halvar Björk
BornErik Halvar Bertil Björk
(1928-09-22)22 September 1928
Borgvattnet, Sweden
Died 12 November 2000(2000-11-12) (aged 72)
Huddinge, Sweden
Cause of death Lung cancer
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Actor
Years active 1944-1982
Spouse(s) Alice Strid-Word (born 1930)

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  1. "Badarna (1968)". The Swedish Film Database. Retrieved 2014-03-01.