Edvard Persson

Carl Edvard Persson (17 January 1888, in Sankt Pauli parish, Malmö, Scania – 19 September 1957, in Helsingborg, Scania)[1] was a celebrated Swedish actor, director and singer. During his time, he was well-known in the entire country, but through many of his films and songs, he is often associated with his home province, Scania (Swedish and Danish: Skåne).[2][3] He was also a popular entertainer in Denmark[4] and after an American 1947 inviting, he made a 100 day tour in the US "Swedish communities" and made 36 concerts in New York City and in 35 other American cities.[5]

Edvard Persson
Edvard Persson och Allan Waldner.jpg
Persson (left) with Allan Waldner at the set of Baldwin's Wedding (1938).
Carl Edvard Persson

(1888-01-17)17 January 1888
Malmö, Sweden
Died19 September 1957(1957-09-19) (aged 69)
Jonstorp, Sweden
OccupationActor, singer
Years active1924–1956
Spouse(s)Ellen Rosengren
(m. 1916⁠–⁠1933)

Mim Ekelund
(m. 1933⁠–⁠1957)

Biography and careerEdit

He got his first role in the 1923 silent film Studenterna på Tröstehult. Overall, Persson made 45 feature films, among those were South of the Highway and Kalle på Spången. He was one of the most popular film actors of his time, often playing the same kind of character - the jovial and good-natured man from Scania.

As a singer he released numerous records. Among his more famous songs were Kalle på Spången, Jag har bott vid en landsväg, Jag är en liten gåsapåg från Skåne and Vi klarar oss nog ändå.

Partial filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Swedish National Archive
  2. ^ Skånska Dagbladet [1]
  3. ^ Sydsvenska Dagbladet Snällposten [2]
  4. ^ Swedish National Archive [3] , "I Danmark var P:s popularitet inte mindre än i Sverige." or "In Denmark was his popularity no less than in Sweden".
  5. ^ Swedish National Archive [4], "1947 inbjöds P att turnera i svenskbygderna i USA. Turnén, som omfattade 100 dagar och 36 städer.." or "1947 P. was invited to tour the Swedish communities in the USA. The tour comprised 100 days, 36 cities - with an equal number of performances"

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