Aase Bye in 1932.
|Born||Aase Synnøve Bye
4 June 1904
|Died||10 July 1991
|Spouse(s)||Carl Christian Christensen
Jan Kurt Dedichen
Trygve Jacob Broch Hoff
Aase Synnøve Bye (4 June 1904 – 10 July 1991) was a Norwegian actress, known from stage, film and television.
She was born in Kristiania as a daughter of merchant Anders Bye (1874–1918) and Astrid Hansen (1879–1920). She was married three times. The first marriage, to physician Carl Christian Christensen, only lasted from August 1927 to 1929. In 1929 she married shipbroker Jan Kurt Dedichen. Dedichen was a son of chemist Georg Dedichen and grandson of Edvard Brandes, but died in September 1935. In 1948 she married editor-in-chief Trygve Jacob Broch Hoff. He died in January 1982.
Debut and career
Bye made her stage debut at the National Theatre in 1923, and was hailed as a talent by Bjørn Bjørnson. Except for short interruptions because of illness or other engagements, she remained faithful to the theater for over 50 years. Her first role was Solveig in Ibsen's Peer Gynt, which was such a successful debut that she had 200 kr in acknowledgment of the theater secretary JP Bull. The following year she portrayed Sonja in the first night of Reisen til Julestjernen (Journey to the Christmas Star). She also appeared in silent films, sound films and on television.
Awards and legacy
Aase Bye's Endowment
Aase Bye's testament returned everything she owned to "Aase Bye's endowment to support the artists deserved". Among the recipients are well-known actors such as Jan Grønli, Bjarte Hjelmeland and Henny Moan, and opera singer Ragnhild Heiland Sørensen.
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