Gösta Stevens

Gösta Stevens (1 February 1897 – 24 September 1964) was a Swedish screenwriter and film director.

Gösta Stevens
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Born(1897-02-01)1 February 1897
Bergen, Norway
Died24 September 1964(1964-09-24) (aged 67)
Stockholm, Swedish
Other namesGösta Nilsson
Occupationfilm director, screenwriter
Years active1932–1959

BiographyEdit

Gösta Stevens began his career as a journalist, but soon began writing couplets for local revues. Stevens offered Karl-Ewert Christenson his services before a summer revue at Kristallsalongen in 1924. To this he wrote the couplet Kom som du ä. Soon, Ernst Rolf took notice of the young writer and Steven wrote many numbers for him. He was also the author of many of Björn Hodell's and Kar de Mumma's revues.

Stevens also wrote other lyrics. Among other things, he wrote the lyrics to Sommarnatt (with music by Mogens Schrader), often sung by Jussi Björling. He also wrote the lyrics to I have become much better now in the old days, sung by Zarah Leander.

Stevens was one of Swedish film's most prolific screenwriters – between 1930 and 1954 he wrote almost 50 scripts.

He was married to actress Ruth Stevens 1928–1932. He later married Sonja Stevens, born December 21, 1918. Stevens is buried at Skogskyrkogården in Stockholm.

Selected filmographyEdit

Screenwriter

Director

BibliographyEdit

  • Chandler, Charlotte. Ingrid: Ingrid Bergman, a Personal Biography. Simon and Schuster, 2007.
  • Kwiatkowski, Aleksander. Swedish Film Classics: A Pictorial Survey of 25 Films from 1913 to 1957. Courier Dover Publications, 1983.
  • Soila, Tytti. The Cinema Of Scandinavia. Wallflower Press, 2005.
  • Wright, Rochelle. The Visible Wall: Jews and Other Ethnic Outsiders in Swedish Film. SIU Press, 1998.

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