Bengt Ekerot

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Bengt Ekerot
As Death in The Seventh Seal (1957).
Born Nils Bengt Folke Ekerot
(1920-02-08)8 February 1920
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 26 November 1971(1971-11-26) (aged 51)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Actor, director
Antoinette Gram (m. 1946)

Margareta Hallin (m. 1959–1968)

Nils Bengt Folke Ekerot (8 February 1920 – 26 November 1971) was a Swedish actor and director.


Ekerot was born in Stockholm. He had several roles in Swedish films, but he became immortalized in 1957 when he starred in Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal, portraying Death as a white-faced man in a black cloak, an archetype that has influenced the representation of Death in countless instances in film and other media since then.

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