Magnus Härenstam

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Magnus Härenstam
Magnus Härenstam 2012-01-25 004.jpg
Magnus Härenstam in 2012.
Johan Herbert Magnus Härenstam

(1941-06-19)19 June 1941
Died13 June 2015(2015-06-13) (aged 73)
Stockholm, Sweden
OccupationTelevision host, actor
Years active1968–2015
Known forFem myror är fler än fyra elefanter
Spouse(s)Anita Bendel
(m. 1972⁠–⁠2003)

Birgitta Ryott
(m. 2010⁠–⁠2015)

Johan Herbert Magnus Härenstam (19 June 1941 – 13 June 2015) was a Swedish television host, actor and comedian.[1][2] Härenstam hosted the Swedish version of the game-show Jeopardy![3] for 14 years before being replaced by Adam Alsing. Härenstam is also known for hosting the children's TV-program Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter (with Brasse Brännström & Eva Remaeus), which was very popular and has been re-broadcast numerous times since it first aired. Härenstam participated in the music video for ABBA's hit song "When I Kissed the Teacher" where he played the teacher who got kissed by Agnetha Fältskog. Well known in Sweden for several decades, he was almost equally popular in Norway, having starred in the 1990s sitcom Fredrikssons fabrikk, playing the Swedish boss of a Norwegian textile workshop.

Härenstam died on 13 June 2015 after a several year long fight with cancer, six days before his 74th birthday.[4][5]

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Magnus Härenstam gav röst åt alla de barn som är för duktiga för sitt eget bästa". DN.SE. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Sagt om Magnus Härenstam". Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  3. ^ Magnus Härenstam lämnar Jeopardy Retrieved 13 June 2015 Archived 10 April 2020 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Magnus Härenstam är död". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Magnus Härenstam är död". Retrieved 13 June 2015.

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