Sirkka Sari

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Sirkka Sari
Sirkka Sari 1939.jpg
Sirkka Linnéa Jahnsson

(1920-05-01)1 May 1920
Died30 July 1939(1939-07-30) (aged 19)
Years active1938–1939

Sirkka Sari (born Sirkka Linnea Jahnsson, 1 May 1920 – 30 July 1939) was a Finnish actress.[1][2]

Sirkka died when she fell down a chimney. She was at a party with the rest of the cast and crew of Rikas tyttö, her third and last film, while shooting at the Aulanko Hotel in Hämeenlinna; the party had been her idea. She and one of the men in the group went up to the roof of the hotel; on the flat roof, there was a chimney several feet high, with a ladder leading up to the top. Sari mistook this chimney for a scenery balcony, climbed up, and fell down inside it into a heating boiler's furnace, where she died instantly.

Because of Sari's death, the end of the film had to be altered; the crew shot further away, and so another woman had to replace Sari on these final shots.


  • Niskavuoren naiset (1938)
  • Sysmäläinen (1938)
  • Rikas tyttö (1939)

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  1. ^ Nugent, Frank S. "THE SCREEN; Notes More in Sorrow Than in Anger on the Little Tough Guys, Mr. Wong and Other Week-End Guests At the Rialto At the Globe At the Thalia." The New York Times. Monday November 21, 1938. Page 14. Retrieved on September 12, 2009.
  2. ^ "Rikas tyttö." Kustannusosakeyhtiö Iltalehti. May 27, 2008. Retrieved on September 12, 2009. "kun laivanvarustaja Hallin tytär Anni (Sirkka Sari) pelastuu "

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