Emil Fjellström

Emil Fjellström
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Born (1884-10-24)October 24, 1884
Died July 14, 1944(1944-07-14) (aged 59)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation Actor
Years active 1906–1944
Spouse(s) Millan Fjellström (1913–1944)

Emil Fjellström (24 October 1884 – 14 July 1944) was a Swedish stage and film actor.[1]

Early life and stage career

Emil Fjellström was born in Näs parish, Östersund Municipality, Jämtland County and grew up in the city of Östersund. After finishing school, he briefly worked at the post office before joining a local theater revue.[2] He then decided to pursue theater acting as a professional career and debuted at Anton Salmson's Operetta Theatre in 1906. He would travel extensively through the country in various touring theater companies throughout the early 1900s and 1910s and enjoy a measure of popularity in the provinces.[3]

Film career

Fjellström would make his film debut in the 1917 Gustaf Molander-penned, Mauritz Stiller-directed comedy Thomas Graals bästa film starring Victor Sjöström and Karin Molander,[4] and appear in over 50 films between 1917 and his death in 1944. He was most often cast in comedic roles in film and character roles where he played rather stern but affectionate characters.[5] Three films, 1945's Flickor i hamn, 1949's Hur tokigt som helst, and 1952's Adolf i toppform would be released posthumously.

Return to the stage

While still appearing in films, he would eventually return to the stage in much larger roles at Stockholm's Kristallsalongen, Berns Theatre, Folk Theatre and the Vanadislundens open air theater and the Municipal Theatre in Gothenburg in the 1930s.

Personal life

In 1913 Fjellström married stage and film actress Emilia "Millan" Fjellström (née Streiffert). The couple would remain married until his death in 1944 at age 59 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Selected filmography


  1. ^ Libris 1412020. Nilsson-Tannér,"Fjellis" - en krumelur och konstnär. 1947
  2. ^ Svensk Filmdatabas
  3. ^ "Svensk musik, film och revyer 1900–1960". Archived from the original on 2014-08-17. Retrieved 2014-07-20.
  4. ^ "Svensk musik, film och revyer 1900–1960". Archived from the original on 2014-08-17. Retrieved 2014-07-20.
  5. ^ Svensk Filmdatabas

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