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Elsa Viveca Torstensdotter Lindfors (29 December 1920 – 25 October 1995) was a Swedish stage and film actress, and singer.

Contents

1 Life and career 2 Death 3 Partial filmography 4 Major stage appearances 5 References 6 External links

Life and career[edit] Lindfors was born in Uppsala, Sweden,[1] the daughter of Karin Emilia Therese (née Dymling) and Axel Torsten Lindfors.[2][3] She trained at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School, Stockholm. Soon after, she became a theater and film star in Sweden. She moved to the United States in 1946 after being signed by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
and began working in Hollywood. She appeared in more than one hundred 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. She appeared with actors such as Ronald Reagan, Jeffrey Hunter, Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott
Lizabeth Scott
and Errol Flynn. 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 ABC series Life Goes On.[4] She was nominated for an Emmy in 1978 for her supporting role in the TV movie A Question of Guilt.[5] In 1962 she shared the Silver Bear for Best Actress
Silver Bear for Best Actress
award with Rita Gam at the Berlin Film Festival, for their performances in Tad Danielewski's No Exit.[6] Among her later film roles, perhaps the most memorable is the kindly and worldly-wise Professor Taub in The Sure Thing (1985). Lindfors was married four times: to Harry Hasso, a Swedish cinematographer; Folke Rogard, a Swedish attorney and World Chess Federation president; Don Siegel, the director; and George Tabori, a Hungarian writer, producer and director. She had three children: two sons (John Tabori with Hasso, and the actor Kristoffer Tabori, with Siegel) and a daughter (Lena Tabori, with Rogard).[7] In the last years of her life, she taught acting at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and had a lead role (essentially playing herself) in Henry Jaglom's Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995). The same year she returned to the Strindberg Festival in Stockholm to perform in the play In Search of Strindberg, which had been produced earlier that year at the Actors Studio.[citation needed] Lindfors was a naturalized U.S. citizen and a liberal Democrat who supported the presidency of Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
and later said of her former co-star Ronald Reagan that, “Ronnie was not a big star. He didn’t carry enough weight. To think that the guy became President is really kind of funny.”[8] Death[edit] She died from complications of rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 74 in her native Uppsala, and was buried in Sweden.[7] In New York City, a service was held at the Actors Studio
Actors Studio
where Gene Frankel, who had directed her in I Am a Woman and Brecht on Brecht. Partial filmography[edit]

Viveca Lindfors, Richard Basehart
Richard Basehart
and Boris Karloff
Boris Karloff
in a Theatre '62 episode, "The Paradine Case" (1962)

Year Title Role Notes

1948 Adventures of Don Juan Queen Margaret

1949 Night Unto Night Ann Gracie

1950 Dark City Victoria Winant

1950 Backfire Lysa Radoff

1950 This Side of The Law Evelyn Taylor

1950 No Sad Songs for Me Chris Radna

1950 The Flying Missile Karin Hansen

1951 Four in a Jeep Franziska Idinger

1951 Journey Into Light Christine Thorssen

1952 Riders of Vengeance Elena de Ortega aka The Raiders

1955 Moonfleet Mrs. Minton

1955 Run for Cover Helga Swenson

1958 I Accuse! Lucie Dreyfus

1959 Rawhide Luisa Esquivel Y Hadley 1 episode

1960 Johnny Midnight Simone in episode "X Equals Murder")

1960 The Story of Ruth Eleilat

1960 Weddings and Babies Bea

1961 King of Kings Claudia

1961 Tempest Catherine the Great

1961 The Untouchables Mrs. Jarreau

1961 Naked City Lulu Kronen 1 episode

1962 No Exit Inez aka Sinners Go to Hell

1962/1964 The Defenders Mady Lorne / Madeline Flanders 2 episodes

1963 The Damned Freya Neilson aka These Are the Damned

1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Dr. Laura Rettig 1 episode

1964 12 O'Clock High Nicole Trouchard 1 episode

1965 Brainstorm Dr. Larstadt

1965 Bonanza Angela Bergstrom 1 episode

1965/1966 Ben Casey Mrs. Boone / Vivian Bennett 2 episodes

1967 The Diary of Anne Frank

TV movie

1967/1969 The F.B.I. Ida Salzman / Eva Bolen 2 episodes

1970 Cauldron of Blood Tania

1970 The Interns Jennie 1 episode

1972 A House Without Boundaries Señorita Elvira

1973 The Bell from Hell Marta

1973 The Way We Were Paula Reisner

1976 Welcome to L.A. Susan Moore

1978 A Question of Guilt Dr. Rosen TV movie. Emmy Award
Emmy Award
nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special

1978 Girlfriends Beatrice

1978 A Wedding Ingrid Hellstrom

1979 Voices Mrs. Lemon

1981 The Hand Doctress

1982 Inside the Third Reich Gypsy woman TV movie

1982 Creepshow Aunt Bedelia

1982 Dynasty Adriana 1 episode

1983 Dies rigorose Leben Ada

1984 Trapper John, M.D. Zella Korevechi 1 episode

1984 Passions Lila TV movie

1984 Silent Madness Mrs. Collins

1985 The Sure Thing Professor Taub

1987 Frankenstein's Aunt Hannah von Frankenstein 7 episodes

1987 Rachel River Harriet White

1989 Misplaced Zofia

1989 Flickan vid stenbänken Storråda TV series

1990 Life Goes On Mrs. Doubcha 1 episode. Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

1990 The Exorcist III Nurse X

1990 China Beach Ilsa 1 episode

1991 Zandalee Tatta

1991 Child of Darkness, Child of Light Ida Walsh

1992 North of Pittsburgh Rosa Andretti Genie Award nomination for Best Actress

1993 Law & Order Helga Holtz 1 episode

1994 Stargate Catherine Langford

1995 Last Summer in the Hamptons Helena Mora

Major stage appearances[edit]

1954/55 – Anastasia .... Anna 1956 – Miss Julie
Miss Julie
.... Miss Julie
Miss Julie
and The Stronger .... Miss Y 1956 – King Lear
King Lear
.... Cordelia 1963 – Pal Joey .... Vera Simpson 1971 – Dance of Death .... Alice[9]

References[edit]

^ Lebherz, Richard (December 21, 1970). "A Snow Queen In Exile". The News. Frederick, Maryland. p. 6. Retrieved June 25, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ Nättidningen RÖTTER - för dig som släktforskar! Viveca Lindfors genealogy site, genealogi.se; accessed May 4, 2017 (in Swedish). ^ Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
profile, Hollywood.com; accessed May 4, 2017. ^ "42nd Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - 1990". Television Academy. Retrieved April 8, 2017.  ^ "30th Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners: Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special
Special
- 1978". Television Academy. Retrieved April 8, 2017.  ^ "Berlinale 1962: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-02-07.  ^ a b Stout, David (October 26, 1995). "Viveca Lindfors, Stage and Film Actress, 74". The New York Times. Retrieved April 26, 2015.  ^ "Five Former Co-Stars Rate Reagan as a Leading—and Sometimes Misleading—Man – Vol. 16 No. 6". 10 August 1981.  ^ "Viveca Lindfors". IBDb. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Viveca Lindfors.

Viveca Lindfors
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on IMDb Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
at the University of Wisconsin's Actors Studio
Actors Studio
audio collection Edward Winter, The FIDE
FIDE
President and the Actress, ChessBase.com; retrieved 2009-01-20. Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
at Find a Grave Photographs and literature Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
papers, 1945–1990, held by the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Awards for Viveca Lindfors

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Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award

Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
(1935) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1936) Maurice Evans (1937) Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
(1938) Raymond Massey
Raymond Massey
(1939) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1940) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1941) Judith Evelyn
Judith Evelyn
(1942) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1943) Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne
(1944) Mady Christians
Mady Christians
(1945) Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
(1946) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1948) Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1949) Grace George
Grace George
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Josephine Hull (1954) Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1955) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1956) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Cyril Ritchard
Cyril Ritchard
(1959) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1960) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1965) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1966) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1969) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1970) Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayle
(1971) Eileen Atkins / Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1974) John Wood (1975) Eva Le Gallienne
Eva Le Gallienne
(1976) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1977) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1978) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1979) Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Milo O'Shea
Milo O'Shea
(1982) Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
/ Kate Nelligan (1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(1993) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1996) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
/ Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(1998) Kathleen Chalfant (1999) Eileen Heckart (2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
/ Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(2001) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2002) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2006) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(2015) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Ben Platt (2017)

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Silver Bear for Best Actress

Elsa Martinelli
Elsa Martinelli
(1956) Yvonne Mitchell
Yvonne Mitchell
(1957) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1958) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1959) Juliette Mayniel (1960) Anna Karina
Anna Karina
(1961) Rita Gam
Rita Gam
/ Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1962) Bibi Andersson
Bibi Andersson
(1963) Sachiko Hidari
Sachiko Hidari
(1964) Madhur Jaffrey
Madhur Jaffrey
(1965) Lola Albright
Lola Albright
(1966) Edith Evans
Edith Evans
(1967) Stéphane Audran (1968) Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
/ Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1971) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(1972) Kinuyo Tanaka (1975) Jadwiga Barańska
Jadwiga Barańska
(1976) Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
(1977) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(1978) Hanna Schygulla
Hanna Schygulla
(1979) Renate Krößner (1980) Barbara Grabowska (1981) Katrin Sass
Katrin Sass
(1982) Yevgeniya Glushenko (1983) Inna Churikova
Inna Churikova
(1984) Jo Kennedy (1985) Charlotte Valandrey
Charlotte Valandrey
/ Marcélia Cartaxo (1986) Ana Beatriz Nogueira (1987) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1988) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(1989) Victoria Abril
Victoria Abril
(1991) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(1992) Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(1993) Crissy Rock (1994) Josephine Siao (1995) Anouk Grinberg
Anouk Grinberg
(1996) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1997) Fernanda Montenegro
Fernanda Montenegro
(1998) Juliane Köhler
Juliane Köhler
(1999) Bibiana Beglau
Bibiana Beglau
(2000) Kerry Fox
Kerry Fox
(2001) Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(2002) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
/ Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
/ Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2003) Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
/ Catalina Sandino Moreno
Catalina Sandino Moreno
(2004) Julia Jentsch
Julia Jentsch
(2005) Sandra Hüller
Sandra Hüller
(2006) Nina Hoss
Nina Hoss
(2007) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
(2008) Birgit Minichmayr
Birgit Minichmayr
(2009) Shinobu Terajima
Shinobu Terajima
(2010) Sareh Bayat
Sareh Bayat
/ Sarina Farhadi / Leila Hatami
Leila Hatami
/ Kimia Hosseini (2011) Rachel Mwanza
Rachel Mwanza
(2012) Paulina García
Paulina García
(2013) Haru Kuroki
Haru Kuroki
(2014) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2015) Trine Dyrholm
Trine Dyrholm
(2016) Kim Min-hee (2017)

v t e

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Zohra Lampert
Zohra Lampert
(1974) Fionnula Flanagan
Fionnula Flanagan
(1976) Beulah Bondi
Beulah Bondi
(1977) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1978) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1987) Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
(1988) Kay Lenz
Kay Lenz
(1989) Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1990) Peggy McCay
Peggy McCay
(1991) Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch
(1993) Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
(1994) Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
(1995) Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
(1996) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1997) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1998) Debra Monk
Debra Monk
(1999) Beah Richards
Beah Richards
(2000) Sally Field
Sally Field
(2001) Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
(2002) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(2003) Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone
(2004) Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
(2005) Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
(2006) Leslie Caron
Leslie Caron
(2007) Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
(2008) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(2009) Ann-Margret
Ann-Margret
(2010) Loretta Devine
Loretta Devine
(2011) Martha Plimpton
Martha Plimpton
(2012) Carrie Preston
Carrie Preston
(2013) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2014) Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
(2015) Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
(2016) Alexis Bledel
Alexis Bledel
(2017)

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