Alfred Maurstad

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Alfred Maurstad in 1967

Alfred Maurstad (26 July 1896 – 5 September 1967) was a leading Norwegian actor, and the father of actor Toralv Maurstad. Beside being an actor, Alfred was famous for playing the fiddle. He was also a movie director, and theatre manager.

In his teenage years, he played in several concerts at Nordfjord, playing Norwegian "Slåtter" on his Hardingfele (a Norwegian fiddle).

Maurstad went to school in Bergen. He made his debut at The Norwegian Theater in 1920, and began working at the Nationaltheatret in 1930. He was the theatre manager at Trøndelag Theater from 1945 to 1950. Maurstad played main parts in several plays such as Fant, Tørres Snørtevold and Gjest Baardsen.

During the holidays, Alfred Maurstad lived at the small farm on Maurstad in Norway. The farm was received by his son, Toralv Maurstad.

His daughter Mari Maurstad (born 1957), and son Toralv Maurstad (born 1926) are also actors.