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Modéen in a Stockholm revue in 1935
|Died||28 May 1950 52) (aged|
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Thor Modéen (22 January 1898 – 28 May 1950) was a Swedish actor and comedian. He appeared in 88 films between 1923 and 1950. He often worked with fellow comedians Åke Söderblom and John Botvid.
Swedish cinema is known for including many acclaimed films; during the 20th century the industry was the most prominent of Scandinavia. This is largely due to the popularity and prominence of directors Victor Sjöström and especially Ingmar Bergman; and more recently Roy Andersson, Lasse Hallström and Lukas Moodysson.
An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art.
A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience by making them laugh. This might be through jokes or amusing situations, or acting foolish or employing prop comedy. A comedian who addresses an audience directly is called a stand-up comedian.
Love and Deficit is a 1932 Swedish comedy film directed by Gustaf Molander and starring Sigurd Wallén, Tutta Rolf and Edvin Adolphson.
Kungen kommer is a 1936 Swedish comedy film directed by Ragnar Hyltén-Cavallius. It starrs Gösta Ekman, Birgit Tengroth, Åke Ohberg, Tollie Zellman and Håkan Westergren.
He, She and the Money is a 1936 Swedish comedy film directed by Anders Henrikson and starring Håkan Westergren, Kirsten Heiberg and Erik 'Bullen' Berglund. It marked the Swedish film debut of the Norwegian actress Heiberg.
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