Jussi Jurkka

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Jurkka in 1956

Jussi Tapani Jurkka (15 June 1930 – 9 April 1982) was a Finnish actor. He was born into a family of actors. His parents, Eino Jurkka and Emmi Jurkka, were theatre leaders and actors. Also his brother Sakari Jurkka and sister Vappu Jurkka worked as actors, and so did his cousins Rauli Tuomi and Liisa Tuomi.[1]

During his career, Jurkka appeared in 32 films, such as Morsiusseppele (1954), The Unknown Soldier (1955) and Punainen viiva (1959). In television, he appeared in a sketch comedy show Parempi myöhään... (1979–1980) with Pentti Siimes and Ritva Valkama.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Jussi Jurkka was married to Maikki Länsiö. Their daughter Laura Jurkka is also an actress.[3] Having been a heavy smoker all his life, Jurkka died of throat cancer at the age of 51.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]

  • Kanavan laidalla (1949)
  • Morsiusseppele (1954)
  • Tuntematon sotilas (1955)
  • Silja – nuorena nukkunut (1956)
  • Komisario Palmun erehdys (1960)
  • Akseli and Elina (1970)
  • Alaston malli karkuteillä (1953)
  • Luottamus (1976)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meri, Lauri. "Vappu Jurkka – Muistokirjoitus – Muistot – HS.fi". Helsingin Sanomat. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "ELONET – Jussi Jurkka". KAVA. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Aunila, Seija. "Kansakunnan perillinen Laura Jurkka | Elävä arkisto". Yle. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Kajava, Jukka: Radioteatteri: Jussi Jurkka – monikasvoinen intohimo. Helsingin Sanomat, 21 August 1999.

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