Lasse Kolstad, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Lasse Kolstad


Date of Birth: 10-Jan-1922

Place of Birth: Oslo, Eastern Norway, Norway

Date of Death: 14-Jan-2012

Profession: actor, singer, television actor

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Lasse Kolstad

  • Lars "Lasse" Kolstad (10 January 1922 – 14 January 2012) was a Norwegian actor and singer.
  • Active from the 1940s, he was known from many stage roles, but primarily as "Tevye" in Fiddler on the Roof. As a secondary school student, Kolstad was president of the graduating class (russ) council of his school, and eventually for all of Oslo.
  • As this was in 1940, the German occupation of Norway put a damper on any great festivities that year.
  • In 1943 he had his début at Trøndelag Teater, where he remained until 1949.
  • He has later worked at Centralteatret, Edderkoppen, Riksteatret, Fjernsynsteatret og Det Norske Teatret.
  • He has had roles in plays by Ibsen, Shakespeare and Sophocles, and musicals such as Zorba and The Threepenny Opera.
  • His best-known character though, was "Tevye" in Fiddler on the Roof, a role Kolstad played 400 times.Kolstad also had various roles in movies and on television, and still took on occasional roles after his retirement.
  • In 1958 he took part in the documentary Windjammer about the full rigged ship Christian Radich.
  • He played the title role in the television series Skipper Worse (1968), based on the novel by Alexander Kielland, and was a Viking in the American movie The Island at the Top of the World (1974).Kolstad was married to the actress Bab Christensen; they lived in Oslo and had one child.
  • His older brother Henki, who died in 2008, was also a well-known actor.

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