Lasse Pöysti in a moomin troll costume in 1960
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Lasse Erik Pöysti (24 January 1927 – 5 April 2019)was a Finnish actor, director, theatre manager and writer. He was born in Sortavala.
Sortavala is a town in the Republic of Karelia, Russia, located at the northern tip of Lake Ladoga near the Finnish border. Population: 19,235 (2010 Census); 21,131 (2002 Census); 22,579 (1989 Census).
Pöysti began his career as a child actor, becoming known to the Finnish public as Olli Suominen in the "Suominen family" films.The first of these films as Suomisen perhe (1941). Pöysti was 14 years old at the time of the film. Pöysti matriculated in 1945 in the Helsinki Normal Lyceum.
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From 1967 to 1974, Pöysti served as manager of the Lilla Teatern, : Kustaa III) and Erik XIV. Another performance was the title role in the stage play Galileo by Bertold Brecht, which won critical acclaim. He also read bedtime stories in children's programs.with ex-wife Birgitta Ulfsson, and also acted in many roles in Swedish. During 1974–1981 he was the manager of the Tampere Workers' Theatre, and during 1981–1985 the manager of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. In his later career he has had many speaking roles in musical plays. He also had many roles on television, including the leading roles in the Strindberg plays Gustav III (Finnish
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