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 Lillebil Ibsen

Lillebil Ibsen

Birth
Oslo, Oslo kommune, Oslo fylke, Norway
Death 22 Aug 1989 (aged 90)
Oslo, Oslo kommune, Oslo fylke, Norway
Burial Oslo, Oslo kommune, Oslo fylke, Norway
Memorial ID 2640 · View Source
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Dancer, Actress. Born Sofie Parelius Krohn in Norway, to Georg Monrad Krohn and Gyda Christensen. Her mother was instructor to the women's first National Ballet and from age five Sofie was trained as a ballet dancer, making her professional debut in "Prinsessen on erten" (1909) at the National Theatre. She then trained with Emilie Walborn in Copenhagen at the Royal Theatre, and in 1912 became a pupil of famed Russian choreographer Mikhail Fokine in Paris. At 16 she was hired as prima ballerina by Max Reinhardt in Berlin. That same year she debuted as an actress in "The Naughty Little Princess" at the National Theater and within a decade would switch careers from dance to the acting profession. She met director Tancred Ibsen at the Jubilee Exhibition in Oslo in 1914 and they married five years later. Ibsen made several internatioal tours through the early 1920s before eventually settling in Norway, where she alternated between revues, theatre, and films. In 1923 she performed with the Central Theatre in her first pantomime "Scaramouche" with music by Sibelius, and then in the play "Kameliadamen". The following year she was featured in the Revue Chat Noir. From 1923 to 1956 she was affiliated with the New Theater and from 1956 to 1969, she was with National Theater. She appeared in comedies and many classic works by Shaw, Moliér, Wilde, Shakespeare and Henrik Ibsen. Some of her stage performances include "Pan" (1922), "Lika infor Lagen" (1930), "Op med hodet!" ("Off with the Head!", 1934), directed by her husband, and "Mannekäng i rött" ("Mannequin in Red", 1958). Among her movie credits include a recurring role in the "Hillman-thriller" series, (five films), "Dear Liar" (1961), and "Arsenic and Old Lace" (1968), in which she played Abby Brewster.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lillebil Ibsen (6 Aug 1899–22 Aug 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2640, citing Cemetery of Our Saviour, Oslo, Oslo kommune, Oslo fylke, Norway ; Maintained by Find A Grave .