Saturday, 27 April 2019

777) Signe Hasso

Signe Hasso (born Signe Eleonora Cecilia Larsson, 1915 – 2002). Swedish actress, writer and composer.
She performed on stage and in film in Sweden. In 1933, she made her first film, Tystnadens hus, with German film director/cameraman Harry Hasso, whom she married the same year. They had a son by the time she was 19. They divorced in 1941.
In 1940, she moved to the United States, where she signed a contract with RKO Pictures, who promoted her as "the next Garbo". With few RKO roles forthcoming, she turned to the stage to make a living. According to the Internet Broadway Database, she appeared in five Broadway productions, beginning with Golden Wings (1941). In the mid-1940s, she signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Her first role of note was in Heaven Can Wait (1943). During the 1940s, she appeared in The Seventh Cross (1944), Johnny Angel (1945), The House on 92nd Street (1945), A Scandal in Paris (1946), and A Double Life (1947). Her favorite role was as the ex-wife of an actor driven mad, played by Ronald Colman, in A Double Life. By the 1950s, her Hollywood career had stalled.
In 1957, her son and only child was killed in a car accident. From then on, she divided her time between making films in Sweden and acting on stage in New York until she returned to Hollywood in the 1960s. She also acted on television, making guest appearances in several popular TV series, including Route 66, Bonanza, The Outer Limits, The Green Hornet, Cannon, Starsky and Hutch, The Streets of San Francisco, Quincy, M.E., Magnum, P.I., Trapper John, M.D. and Hart to Hart.
In her later years, Hasso worked as a songwriter and writer and translated Swedish folk songs into English.

- "Striking green eyes and a mass of reddish brown hair."

- "Red-haired Swedish actress Signe Hasso."…

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