Mai Elisabeth Zetterling Biography (1925-1994)

Born May 24, 1925, in Vaesteras, Sweden; died of cancer, March 15, 1994, in London, England. Actress, filmmaker, and writer. Zetterling began her film career in 1944, starring in the Alf Sjoeberg film, Frenzy. In the 1950s, she moved to Hollywood and appeared in films with such notable actors as Danny Kayein Knock on Wood, Richard Widmark in A Prize of Gold, and Peter Sellers in The Vine Bridge. In addition to an accomplished career as an actress, Zetterling became a respected filmmaker and director, winning the prestigious Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival for her first film, The War Game, in 1963. She also wrote screenplays for many of her directorial efforts, includingNight Games, The Girls, and Scrubbers. Zetterling wrote several books, including an autobiography entitled All Those Tomorrows and the children's book, The Rain's Hat.

actress, film producer, writer
Birth Details
May 24, 1925
Vaesteras, Sweden
Death Details
March 15, 1994
London, England

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