Jan Voigt, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Jan Voigt

Norwegian actor

Date of Birth: 24-Jun-1928

Place of Birth: Bærum, Akershus, Norway

Date of Death: 05-Dec-1997

Profession: actor, dancer

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Cancer


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About Jan Voigt

  • Jan Voigt (24 June 1928 – 5 December 1997) was a Norwegian actor, dancer and museum director. He was born in Bærum as a son of Charles Antonius Voigt (1891–1962) and Nathalie Reuter Sande (1896–1986).
  • He made his stage debut at Centralteatret in 1950, and remained there for four years.
  • He was then a freelance actor, mainly at Edderkoppen, Chat Noir and Trøndelag Teater.
  • Films include I moralens navn (1954), PĂĄ solsiden (1956), and Elskere (1963).
  • He was also a dancer, and director of Ringve Museum from 1963 to 1993.Voigt was also a presenter in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation television, hosting shows such as Firklang (1965) and Taushet er gull (1971).
  • Voigt continued to be associated with Eurovision, by hosting the Melodi Grand Prix in 1967, 1968, 1971, and 1976.Voigt was a board member of Norske kunst- og kulturhistoriske museer, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Olavsfestdagene.
  • In 1980 he received Sør-Trøndelag County's Cultural Award.
  • He was appointed a Knight 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St.
  • Olav in 1980.
  • He died in December 1997 in Trondheim.

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