|Born||15 May 1916|
|Died|| 22 December 2014 98) (aged|
Vera Margrethe Gebuhr (15 May 1916 – 22 December 2014) was a Danish film, television and stage actress. Gebuhr was most noted for her portrayal of the snobbish neurotic head saleswoman Miss Jørgensen in the popular television series Matador . She trained at the Royal Danish Theatre school from 1937 to 1939 and debuted at the Folketeatret, working there until 1964. She played her first lead film role as the scheming maid in the 1943 melodrama Møllen . Gebuhr appeared in 65 films between 1937 and 2005, as well as made numerous appearances on Danish television series.
Matador is a Danish TV series produced and shown between 1978 and 1982. It is set in the fictional Danish town of Korsbæk between 1929 and 1947. It follows the lives of a range of characters from across the social spectrum, focusing specifically on the rivalry between the families of two businessmen: The banker Hans Christian Varnæs, an established local worthy, and social climber Mads (Andersen-)Skjern, who arrives in town as the series opens. The name Matador was taken from the localised edition of the boardgame Monopoly, also the series' tentative English title. In addition, in contemporary Danish a "matador" is often used to describe a business tycoon, in the series referring to the character of Mads Skjern and his craftiness as a self-made entrepreneur.
The Royal Danish Theatre is both the national Danish performing arts institution and a name used to refer to its old purpose-built venue from 1874 located on Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen. The theatre was founded in 1748, first serving as the theatre of the king, and then as the theatre of the country. The theatre presents opera, the Royal Danish Ballet, classical music concerts, and drama in several locations.
Folketeatret is a theatre in Copenhagen. The theatre was founded in 1857, after an initiative from Hans Wilhelm Lange.
Gebuhr married twice: to journalist Pallet Fønss and civil engineer Thomas Purl. In 1999, she received the Preben Neergaard honorary award. She died in her home at the age of 98 on 22 December 2014.
Elly Petersen is a 1944 Danish drama film directed by Jon Iversen and Alice O'Fredericks.
Besættelse is a 1944 Danish film noir directed by Bodil Ipsen and starring Johannes Meyer and Berthe Qvistgaard. Based upon a novel by Hans Severinsen, the film is a dark psychological drama about an aging businessman whose erotic obsession with a cynical young woman leads to his eventual downfall.
Kampen mod uretten is a 1949 Danish drama film directed by Ole Palsbo, and written by Leck Fischer, based in the novel by Sven Sabroe. The film starred Karin Nellemose and Mogens Wieth. Both received Bodil Awards for their roles, with Nellemose receiving Bodil Award for Best Actress and Wieth winning Bodil Award for Best Actor.
Dirch Hartvig Passer was a celebrated Danish actor. He was greatly renowned for his improvisational skills and, with a filmography comprising 90 movies, one of Denmark's most prolific actors. His life is depicted in the Danish semi-biographical film A Funny Man directed by Martin Zandvliet.
Poul David Reichhardt was a Danish actor, well known for his roles in Danish 1940s/1950s comedies. Later on, he also played more serious and varied roles; he has also starred in Huset på Christianshavn, Matador and as various minor characters in the Olsen-banden films.
Johannes Meyer, was a Danish film actor.
Axel Landing Larsen known as Buster Larsen, was a Danish stage, film and TV actor. He had his stage debut on Nørrebros Theater in 1932 aged 12, and his film debut in 1933.
Bodil Birgitte Udsen was a Danish actress.
Marguerite Viby was a Danish actress of stage, film and television. Considered one of the great comedy actresses of Danish cinema, Viby received honorary Bodil and Robert Awards in 2000 for lifetime achievement. She appeared in more than 50 films and television shows during a career that spanned from the silent film era in 1929 until a television series in 1983.
Saga Studio was a film production company in Denmark founded by John Olsen. Several years after Olsen co-founded ASA Film Studio with Lau Lauritzen Jr. and Henning Karmark, there was a falling out between the partners over financial issues. Olsen took his interests and opened Saga Studio as a separate company in 1942, which included a film studio, film rental business and the Saga Cinema, becoming the fourth largest film production company in Denmark and known for their comedy films. More than 80 films were produced by the studio from 1942 through 1974. Some of its most successful films were the popular comedies of Danish comedian Dirch Passer.
Lau Lauritzen Jr., was a Danish actor, screenwriter, and film director. As a director, he was a 4-time recipient of the Bodil Award for Best Danish Film. Lauritzen co-founded the Danish film studio ASA Film and served as the studio's artistic director (1937–1945) and administrative director (1945–1964).
Maria Garland was a Danish stage and film actress.
Ebbe Rode was a Danish stage and film actor. His father was the writer/critic Helge Rode. Ebbe Rode was married to actress Helle Virkner.
Gunnar Lauring was a Danish stage and film actor.
Sigrid Horne-Rasmussen was a Danish stage and film actress. She was married to Danish actor and comedian Dirch Passer.
Christian Hansen Arhoff was a Danish stage and film actor. Arhoff joined the National Socialist Workers' Party of Denmark in 1941.
Henning Karmark was a Danish film producer. He produced 90 films between 1937 and 1971 and was one of the most active producers of the ASA Film studio. He was born in Varde, Denmark and died in Denmark.
Per Buckhøj was a Danish film actor. He appeared in 36 films between 1942 and 1958.
Ole Monty was a Danish film actor. He appeared in 65 films between 1937 and 1976.
Valsø Holm was a Danish film actor. He appeared in 80 films between 1937 and 1982. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and died in Denmark.
Jytte Abildstrøm is a Danish film actress. She has appeared in 40 films since 1956. She was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is the mother of Peter Mygind.
Lone Hertz is a Danish film actress. She has appeared in 40 films since 1951.
Sven Rudolf Sidenius Gyldmark was a Danish film score composer. He was the brother of Hugo Gyldmark and Leonard who were also composers.
IMDb is an online database of information related to films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew and personnel biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings. An additional fan feature, message boards, was abandoned in February 2017. Originally a fan-operated website, the database is owned and operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon.
The Danish Film Database, also known as DFI is a database maintained by the Danish Film Institute about Danish films since 1896 including silent films, short films, and documentary films. When it went online in November 2000, it included data on all c. 1,000 Danish films produced between 1968 and 2000, and c. 10,000 persons, which by 2014 had been expanded to 22,000 titles, 106,000 persons and 6,000 companies. A media gallery with photos, programmes, poster scans, and trailers is available. The database also includes information on premiere dates for foreign films in Danish cinemas since 2000.
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