Birgitta Andersson

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Birgitta Andersson
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Birgitta Andersson playing Omaka par at Maximteatern in 1988.
Born Ulla Birgitta Helena Andersson
(1933-04-20) 20 April 1933 (age 83)
Mariestad, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Actress, comedian
Years active 1954–
Spouse(s) Anders Bye (divorced)
Partner(s) Carl Zetterström
Children Matti Bye
Hanna Z Gradin

Ulla Birgitta Helena Andersson Bye (born Andersson 20 April 1933) is a Swedish actress and comedian.

Andersson is a very popular and well liked actress in Sweden. She made her breakthrough by acting in various variety shows, first along with Povel Ramel and Karl Gerhard and later on with Hasse & Tage. With the later she did much of her most famous work, among them Gula Hund, Docking the Boat (Att Angöra en Brygga), Spader, Madame!, The Apple War (Äppelkriget), Ägget är löst, The Adventures of Picasso (Picassos Äventyr) and Häxan Surtant.

In 1967, she portrayed Teskedsgumman (Mrs. Pepperpot) in the Swedish advent calendar with the same name. This TV- and radioseries was also the big breakthrough for advent calendars in television. Later on, she also portrayed two other characters on kid shows; Hedvig in Från A till Ö - En Resa Orden runt (From A to Ö - A Trip Around the Words) from 1974 and the small troll Daisy in Trolltider (Trolltimes) from 1979. Both Teskedsgumman and Trolltider has been reaired. Teskedsgumman in 1976 and Trolltider in 1985. Those are the only two advent calendars to reair.

Another of her more famous roles is the one as Doris in the Jönssonligan movies. And one of her more less-famous ones is that she does the Swedish voice for Lady Kluck in the Walt Disney animated movie Robin Hood, and she also did the voice to Blomhåret in Dunderklumpen. She has two children: The son Matti Bye (silent movie pianist, born 1966 with her then-husband Anders Bye and the daughter Hanna Z Gradin (born Zetterström) whom she had with the Swedish writer Carl Zetterström.

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