(8 September 1911 - 23 February 1990) Norway
Bang-Hansen made his debut at the National Teatre in Oslo in 1932, and was a member of the state company for almost all his career, becoming popular for his many comical and grotesque character parts. His national fame was secured by his many important co-starring parts in popular Norwegian comedy movies, especially in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
In 1985, when he retired, he became the first well-known Norwegian actor to come out of the closet with his warm and open autobiography From My Bent Corner.
Source: Aldrich R. & Wotherspoon G., Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History, from Antiquity to WWII, Routledge, London, 2001