Jan Voigt

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Jan Voigt
Born (1928-06-24)June 24, 1928
Bærum, Norway
Died December 5, 1997(1997-12-05) (aged 69)
Trondheim, Norway
Occupation Actor

Jan Voigt (24 June 1928 – 5 December 1997) was a Norwegian actor, dancer and museum director.

He was born in Bærum as a son of Charles Antonius Voigt (1891–1962) and Nathalie Reuter Sande (1896–1986). He made his stage debut at Centralteatret in 1950, and remained there for four years. He was then a freelance actor, mainly at Edderkoppen, Chat Noir and Trøndelag Teater. Films include I moralens navn (1954), På solsiden (1956), and Elskere (1963). He was also a dancer, and director of Ringve Museum from 1963 to 1993.[1]

Voigt was also a presenter in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation television, hosting shows such as Firklang (1965) and Taushet er gull (1971).[1] Voigt continued to be associated with Eurovision, by hosting the Melodi Grand Prix in 1967, 1968, 1971, and 1976.[2][3][4][5]

Voigt was a board member of Norske kunst- og kulturhistoriske museer, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Olavsfestdagene.[1] In 1980 he received Sør-Trøndelag County's Cultural Award.[citation needed] He was appointed a Knight 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav in 1980. He died in December 1997 in Trondheim.[1]


Cultural offices
Preceded by
Victoria Bachke
Director of Ringve Museum
Succeeded by
Søren Hjorth