Jan Molander, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jan Molander

Swedish actor and film director

Date of Birth: 02-Apr-1920

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Date of Death: 30-Jun-2009

Profession: actor, film director, director

Nationality: Sweden

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Jan Molander

  • Jan Göran Gustaf Harald Molander (2 April 1920 – 30 June 2009) was a Swedish actor and film director who had a decades-long dominant career in his country's film and television industry. A native of Stockholm, Jan Molander was the son of actor/director Gustaf Molander and Elsa Fahlberg and the half-brother of director and producer Harald Molander from his father's first marriage to actress Karin Molander.
  • From 1942 to 1945 he was a pupil at the Dramatens elevskola [The Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school] and made his film debut playing a student in 1944's critically acclaimed Hets (Torment), directed by Alf Sjöberg and written by the film's assistant director Ingmar Bergman.
  • He worked for Sveriges Radio and television in the 1950s and 60s as a director and was in charge of radioteatern [radio theater] between 1969 and 1972. Jan Molander died on 30 June 2009, at the age of 89, and a tribute to him by Rutger Barnekow and Mats Qviberg was published in the 3 July 2009 edition of Sweden's largest-circulation morning newspaper, Dagens Nyheter.
  • His daughters Anita Molander (born 1950) and Mari Molander (born 1954) have also had careers in the entertainment industry—Anita as an actress and Mari as a dancer, actress and director.
  • His granddaughter Dao Di Ponziano is an actress and singer.

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