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Arne Bang-Hansen
(8 September 1911 - 23 February 1990) Norway

Arne Bang-Hansen

Actor

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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.

Arne Bang-Hansen

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.

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Source: Aldrich R. & Wotherspoon G., Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History, from Antiquity to WWII, Routledge, London, 2001

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