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January 24, 2024

35 Fabulous Photos of Viveca Lindfors in the 1940s and ’50s

Born 1920 in Uppsala, Swedish-American actress Viveca Lindfors moved to the United States in 1946 after being signed by Warner Bros., and began working in Hollywood. She appeared in more than 100 films, including Night Unto Night, No Sad Songs for Me, Dark City, The Halliday Brand, King of Kings, An Affair of the Skin, Creepshow, The Sure Thing, and Stargate.

In 1952, Lindfors appeared on Broadway alongside Edmond O’Brien in John Van Druten’s I’ve Got Sixpence. Two years later, she made her West End debut in J. B. Priestley’s poorly received play The White Countess.

Lindfors appeared frequently on television, usually as a guest star, though she played the title role in the miniseries Frankenstein’s Aunt. Most of her TV appearances were in the 1950s and 1960s, with a resurgence in the 1980s and early 1990s. In 1990, she won an Emmy Award for her guest appearance on the series Life Goes On. She was nominated for an Emmy in 1978 for her supporting role in the TV movie A Question of Guilt.

In 1962, Lindfors shared the Silver Bear for Best Actress award with Rita Gam at the Berlin Film Festival, for their performances in Tad Danielewski’s No Exit. Among her later film roles, perhaps the most memorable is the kindly and worldly wise Professor Taub in The Sure Thing (1985).

In the last years of her life, Lindfors taught acting at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, and had a lead role in Henry Jaglom’s Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995). She died in 1995 from complications of rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 74 in Uppsala.

Take a look at these fabulous photos to see the beauty of young Viveca Lindfors in the 1940s and 1950s.


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