Martin Ljung

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Martin Ljung
Martin Ljung 1960.jpg
Martin Ljung in 1960.
Born Martin Vilhelm Ljung
(1917-08-15)15 August 1917
Notviken, Luleå, Sweden
Died 30 September 2010(2010-09-30) (aged 93)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Comedian, actor and singer
Years active 1947–2010
Spouse(s) Birgit Kahlin (m. 1946)

Martin Vilhelm Ljung (15 August 1917, in Notviken, Luleå – 30 September 2010, in Stockholm[1]) was a Swedish comedian, actor and singer.[2]

An apprentice blacksmith turned entertainer, his movie debut was in the 1947 movie Tappa inte sugen starring Nils Poppe.

Ljung worked together with Povel Ramel for many years, and acted and sang in several of Ramel's revues, where he also performed comic monologues, including Ester and Fingal Olsson, which have become Swedish comedy classics.[2]

He also worked with Hasse Alfredson and Tage Danielsson, both in revues such as Spader, Madame! and Glaset i Örat (The Glass in the Ear) and movies such as The Apple War.


  1. ^ Martin Ljung har avlidit Dagens Nyheter 1 October 2010 (in Swedish)
  2. ^ a b Martin Ljung entry in Nationalencyklopedin, retrieved 29 September 2011

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