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|Born||25 February 1895
|Died||30 October 1971
|Years active||1921–1970 (film)|
Einar Rickard Axelsson was born at Lund in Skåne, Sweden. He was the son of actors Konstantin and Amelie Axelsson. He was the brother of journalist George Axelsson (1898–1966). After playing at the Folkteatern in Gothenburg (1913–1914), he joined the theater company of Karin Swanström which was active until the early 1920s. From 1925 to 1941, Axelsson was one of the leading names in various theater companies associated with Ernst Eklund. He died at Stocksund in Stockholm and was buried at Danderyds kyrkogård in Stockholm.   
- The Phantom Carriage (1921)
- Black Roses (1932)
- The Marriage Game (1935)
- Hanna in Society (1940)
- Magistrarna på sommarlov (1941)
- Lyckan kommer (1942)
- Iris and the Lieutenant (1947)
- Den store amatören (1958)
- Tommy Gustafsson. Masculinity in the Golden Age of Swedish Cinema: A Cultural Analysis of 1920s Films. McFarland, 2014.
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