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Fritz-Olof Thunberg

Birthplace: Västerås, Västmanlands Län, Sverige (Sweden)
Death: February 24, 2020 (94)
Immediate Family:

Son of Fritz Thunberg and Private
Ex-husband of Ingrid Johansson and Private
Father of Svante Thunberg

Occupation: Skådespelare
Managed by: Johan Anell
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About Olof Thunberg

Fritz-Olof Thunberg (born 21 May 1925) is a Swedish actor and director.

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.[3]

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.[3] In 1963, he had a supporting role in Ingmar Bergmans 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.[3] 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.[4]

Thunberg has also directed for television.[3]

Personal life
Thunberg was previously married to Ingrid Johansson[1] and later actress Mona Andersson [sv];[2] whom he got to know in connection with a radio theater play.[5] From his cohabitation with Mona Andersson, he is the father of actor Svante Thunberg[6][7] and father-in-law of opera singer Malena Ernman from whom his granddaughter is the climate activist Greta Thunberg.

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Olof Thunberg's Timeline

May 21, 1925
Västerås, Västmanlands Län, Sverige
June 10, 1969
Boo, Nacka, Stockholms län, Sweden
February 24, 2020
Age 94