Rolv Wesenlund

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Rolv Helge Wesenlund
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Rolv Wesenlund in 1967
Born (1936-09-17)17 September 1936
Horten, Norway
Died 18 August 2013(2013-08-18) (aged 76)
Oslo, Norway

Rolv Helge Wesenlund (17 September 1936 – 18 August 2013) was a Norwegian comedian, singer, clarinetist, writer and actor.

Wesenlund was most famous for having portrayed the title character in the movies Bør Børson, Bør Børson II, and the TV series Fleksnes Fataliteter. Fleksnes is by far the most popular Scandinavian sitcom in history, with a huge number of fans in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. The show was mainly an adaption of the British series Hancock's Half Hour.

Wesenlund had his stage debut in 1964; his movie debut in 1966; and his TV debut in 1968, with the TV series Og takk for det. On this show and several others, he worked with Gunnar Haugan and Harald Heide-Steen Jr. For several years, he hosted the talk show Wesenstund.

Wesenlund wrote several books, directed theatrical plays, and was active in several movements to promote senior citizens' causes. Wesenlund was appointed a Knight First Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav (the highest order in Norway)—and was beloved in Denmark and Sweden as well as in his home country.



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Preceded by
Petter Nome
Se og Hør's TV Personality of the Year
Succeeded by
Hilde Hummelvoll