Olof Thunberg is confirmed dead at the age of 94.
Olof was best known as a Swedish actor (Winter Light).
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RT @Nordic_News: Greta Thunberg's grandfather, Swedish actor Olof Thunberg has died at 94.
RT @Nordic_News: Greta Thunberg's grandfather, Swedish actor Olof Thunberg has died at 94.
Greta Thunberg's grandfather, Swedish actor Olof Thunberg has died at 94.
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Olof Thunberg
Olof Thunberg 1959.jpg
Thunberg in 1959
Born
Fritz-Olof Thunberg

(1925-05-21)21 May 1925
Västerås, Sweden
Died24 February 2020(2020-02-24) (aged 94)
NationalitySwedish
Occupation
  • Actor
  • director
Spouse(s)
Ingrid Johansson
(m. 1950; div. 1954)
[1]
Mona Andersson
(m. 1978; div. 1990)
[2]
Children2, including Svante Thunberg
RelativesGreta Thunberg (granddaughter)
Malena Ernman (daughter-in-law)
Fritz-Olof Thunberg (21 May 1925 – 24 February 2020) was a Swedish actor, voice actor and director. Perhapst best known as the voice of the cartoon character Bamse.
Contents
1 Life and career
2 Personal life
3 Selected filmography
4 Selected television appearances
5 Selected directions
6 References
7 External links
Life and career
Thunberg was born Fritz-Olof Thunberg in Västerås, where he formed a theatre club called Scenklubben that also included Lars Ekborg and the poet Bo Setterlind. He studied at Calle Flygare's drama school in Stockholm and then from 1950 to 1952 at Dramatens elevskola; between the two, in the late 1940s, he performed in public parks.
After finishing drama school, Thunberg joined the Östgötateatern regional theatre, where he directed in addition to acting, then became a free-lance actor. In the 1950s he became known for his work on the radio programme Mannen i svart ("The Man in Black"), where he presented all kinds of stories of horror and the supernatural in his deep voice, accompanied by a variety of sound effects. In 1963, he had a supporting role in Ingmar Bergman's drama Winter Light as the church organist Fredrik.
Thunberg has appeared in a variety of films, often in a supporting role as a confident charmer, and is the voice of both Bamse and Agaton Sax in children's films and recordings. He also voiced Shere Khan in the Swedish dubbed versions of both the 1967 Disney The Jungle Book and its 2003 sequel, The Jungle Book 2.
In 2006, Thunberg was a host of Sommar on Sveriges Radio P1.
Thunberg has also directed for television.
Personal life
Olof Thunberg with Mona Andersson and their first-born daughter Amanda at their home in Värmdö, 1967.
Thunberg was previously married to Ingrid Johansson. From his later cohabitation with actress Mona Andersson  (whom he got to know in connection with a radio theater play.), he is the father of actor Svante Thunberg and father-in-law of opera singer Malena Ernman from whom his granddaughter is the climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Thunberg died on 24 February 2020.
Selected filmography
1948 – De kämpade sig till frihet
1953 – I dur och skur
1953 – Vingslag i natten
1954 – Skrattbomben
1955 – Lady and the Tramp Trusty (Swedish voice; also in 1989 re-dub); Boris (in original 1955 dub only)
1955 – Wild Birds
1955 – Finnskogens folk
1956 – 7 vackra flickor
1957 – En drömmares vandring
1957 – Med glorian på sned
1957 – Prästen i Uddarbo
1957 – Vägen genom Skå
1958 – Fridolf sticker opp!
1959 – Fröken Chic (uncredited)
1959 – Lejon på stan
1960 – Tärningen är kastad
1960 – Sommar och syndare
1961 – One Hundred and One Dalmatians: Colonel (Swedish voice, original 1961 dub only)
1961 – Pärlemor
1963 – Det är hos mig han har varit
1963 – Winter Light
1963 – Adam och Eva
1963 – Prins Hatt under jorden
1964 – Äktenskapsbrottaren
1967 – The Jungle Book: Shere Khan (Swedish voice)
1968 – Villervalle i Söderhavet
1976 – Smurfarna och den förtrollade flöjten: narrator, Fräckelin (voice)
1977 – The Rescuers: Rufus (Swedish voice)
1980 – Sverige åt svenskarna
1981 – The Fox and the Hound: Grumpy Badger (Swedish voice)
1982 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Grumpy (Swedish voice)
1986 – Amorosa
1988 – The Land Before Time: narrator (Swedish voice)
1996 – Monopol
1996 – Lilla Jönssonligan och cornflakeskuppen
1997 – Lilla Jönssonligan på styva linan
2001 – Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure: Trusty (Swedish voice)
2001 – Monsters, Inc.: C.E.O. Henry J. Waternoose III (Swedish voice)
2003 – The Jungle Book 2: Shere Khan (Swedish voice)
Source:
Selected television appearances
1963 – Villervalle i Söderhavet (series)
1965 – En historia till fredag (series)
1965 – Niklasons (series)
1966 - Mästerdetektiven Blomkvist på nya äventyr
1968 – Lärda fruntimmer
1968 – Pygmalion
1968 – Markurells i Wadköping (series)
1969 – Biprodukten
1969 – Håll polisen utanför (series)
1970 – Röda rummet (series)
1970 – Regnbågslandet (series)
1970 – Ett dockhem
1972–1974 – Bröderna Malm (series)
1972–1973 – Bamse (series): narrator, voices
1973 – Ett köpmanshus i skärgården (TV-serie)
1981 – Bamse och den lilla åsnan: narrator, voices
1982 – Dubbelsvindlarna (series)
1991 – Bamse i Trollskogen: narrator, voices
1991 – Storstad (series)
1991 – Sunes jul (series)
1993 – Allis med is (series)
1994 – Tre Kronor (series)
1995 – Sjukan (series)
1995 – Jeppe på berget (series)
2001 – Återkomsten (series)
2003 – Solbacken: Avd. E (series)
Sources:
Selected directions
1972 – Söndagspromenaden (TV)
1969 – Galgmannen (TV)
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