Mary Johnson (actress)

Mary Johnson (born Astrid Maria Carlsson; 1896–1975) was a Swedish film actress of the silent era.[1][2]

Mary Johnson
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Astrid Maria Carlsson

11 May 1896
Died15 May 1975 (aged 89)
Brännkyrka, Sweden
Years active1913-1931 (film)
(m. 1913; div. 1920)

(m. 1932; died 1955)


Astrid Maria Carlsson was born in Fors parish, Södermanland, Sweden. She debuted in the 1910s in the theater company of director Karin Swanström (1873–1942). [3] In 1914, together with her first husband Karl Gerhard Johnson (1891-1964), she went to the Nya Teatern in Gothenburg acting under the direction of theatre manager Hjalmar Selander (1859–1928).[4][5]

During the 1920s, she moved to Berlin and appeared as a leading lady in a number of German films. In 1932, she married German film actor, Rudolf Klein-Rogge (1885-1955). She died at Brännkyrka and was buried in the memorial grove of Skogskyrkogården in Stockholm. [6]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Parrill p.353
  2. ^ "Mary Johnson". Archived from the original on October 8, 2007. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "Karin Swanström". Svensk Filmdatabas. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "Karl E G Gerhard". Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  5. ^ Claes Rosenqvist. "Hjalmar Selander". Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  6. ^ "Rudolf Klein-Rogge". Retrieved May 1, 2020.


  • Kwiatkowski, Aleksander. Swedish Film Classics. Courier Dover Publications, 2013.
  • William B. Parrill. European Silent Films on Video: A Critical Guide. McFarland, 2006.

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