Bodil Kjer

Bodil Kjer (2 September 1917 – 1 February 2003) was a Danish actress whose talent and charisma earned her status as a Primadonna and the title of first lady of Danish theater.[1] Kjer's leading roles reflect the span of Denmark's modern cinema: such as the artistic maturity of the war-torn 1940s in Jenny and the Soldier, the light-hearted romance of the 1950s and 1960s in Mød mig på Cassiopeia, the action drama of the 1970s in Strømer, and the modern epic tale in Babette's Feast (1987). Denmark's highest film prize, the Bodil Awards, were named in honor of Kjer and Bodil Ipsen. Kjer twice received her namesake award for Best Actress (1948, 1952) and once for Best Supporting Actress (1977). In 1997, she accepted an honorary Bodil for lifetime achievement.

Bodil Kjer
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Born
Bodil Valborg Karen Ellen Kjer

(1917-09-02)2 September 1917
Died1 February 2003(2003-02-01) (aged 85)
Years active1937–2001
AwardsBodil Award
1948 Jenny and the Soldier

Bodil Award
1952 Mød mig paa Cassiopeia

Bodil Award
1977 Strømer

Bodil Award
1997 Lifetime Achievement

The Golden Mermaid
2000 Lifetime Achievement
Bodil Kjer's gravestone

BiographyEdit

Bodil Valborg Karen Ellen Kjer was born 2 September 1917 in Odense, Denmark. She entered film in 1938 in Balletten danser. Kjer died on 1 February 2003.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1937 Flådens blå matroser Kontordame hos Holm
1938 Balletten danser Else Møller
1940 En ganske almindelig pige Tove Jørgensen
1941 Far skal giftes Birthe Jensen
1941 Tante Cramers testamente Husassistent Gerda Hansen
1941 Tag til Rønneby kro Anne Lise
1942 Søren Søndervold Hanne
1942 Vi kunne ha' det så rart Lene Bang
1942 En herre i kjole og hvidt Lilly Jensen
1943 Det brændende spørgsmål Bodil Kragh
1943 Hans onsdagsveninde Magda Hansen
1943 Drama på slottet Anna Dalvig
1944 Elly Petersen Elly Petersen
1944 Otte akkorder Ellen
1944 To som elsker hinanden Ellen Selstrup
1945 Den usynlige hær Alice
1947 'Soldaten og Jenny Jenny Christensen
1949 John og Irene Irene
1949 Din fortid er glemt Anna
1950 Min kone er uskyldig Betty Lund
1951 Mød mig på Cassiopeia Musen Polyhymnia
1968 I den grønne skov Mirjam
1971 Den forsvundne fuldmægtig Mrs. Amsted
1974 Prins Piwi Dronning Umulia Voice
1976 Hjerter er trumf Karen - Verners mor
1976 Strømer Sabine Lund
1978 Lille spejl Bents mor Gloria Gibson
1979 Rend mig i traditionerne Davids mor
1987 Babette's Feast Filippa
1995 Pakten Marianne Haas
1996-1997 Bryggeren Caroline Jacobsen 4 episodes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Piil, Morten, Bodil Kjer Danske Filmskuespillere, Gyldendal, (2001), pp. 230–235

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