Lothar Lindtner

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Lothar Lindtner (July 22, 1917 – April 14, 2005) was a Norwegian actor from Bergen who played a large number of roles at The National Theatre. He is considered one of the greatest actors Bergen has produced in recent times, with roles such as Bosch, in "January Herwitz", Wing Rice in Nordahl Grieg's "Our Honor and Our Glory", a variety of roles in Shakespeare plays, Njegus in "The Merry Widow", Leopold in "Summer in the Tyrol", and Loman in Death of a Salesman. He will be remembered for the songs "The tram song" and "Bauekorpsgutten".

Lindtner began his career as an 8-year-old where he got the role as the smallest Claus in "Journey to the Christmas Star" in 1925 . After that he played in nearly 400 different productions. Through most of his career, he collaborated extensively with Rolf Berntzen, and the two became known as a Bergen radarpar on stage. He lived in Bergen all his life, with the exception of two periods in Trondheim (1946–48 and 1979–82) and in the period 1959–1961 when he was at the Cecil Theatre in Oslo.

His most memorable television role is the imposing parish priest in the 1982 Fleksnes episode "Safety can not be" He was honored with the King's Medal of Merit in Gold in 1968 and was appointed a Knight of St. Olav in 1982. He had three children, one of which followed in his father's footsteps, actor Lasse Lindtner . He was for years a member of the Communist Party, and his son Peter Lothar Lindtner was the leader of this party during 1993–2001. Lothar Lindtner died in Bergen at the age of 87 years.