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 Hauk Aabel

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Hauk Aabel

Birth
Forde, Førde kommune, Sogn og Fjordane fylke, Norway
Death 12 Dec 1961 (aged 92)
Oslo, Oslo kommune, Oslo fylke, Norway
Burial Oslo, Oslo kommune, Oslo fylke, Norway
Plot Square 226. Row 00, Grave Number 005
Memorial ID 6939902 View Source
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Actor, Comedian. He will be best remembered for his role as 'Jeppe' in the comedy film, "Jeppe på bjerget" (1933). The film which was directed by his son Per Pavels Aabel and Harry Ivarson tells the story of an alcoholic named 'Jeppe' who has a life-changing moment when he thinks he is in heaven when he wakes up in a rich man's bed. He was born Hauk Erlendssøn Aabel to the famous Norwegian physician and poet Morten Andreas Leigh Aabel and his wife Wilhelmine Louise Collet Aabel in Førde, Norway. He first made a name for himself by appearing on stage and then by appearing in films of the silent period. He made his stage debut at the famed Christiania Theatre in Oslo, Norway, at the age of 26, on October 11, 1897, and eventually became a prominent actor and comedian in Norwegian theatre. He married the Norwegian actress Svanhild Johannessen on June 14, 1901, in Trefoldighetskirken, Norway, and the couple would later have two sons together (the actor and director Per Pavels Aabel and actor Andreas Aabel). In 1911, he was one of the main forces at the National Theater in Oslo, Norway. He then moved to Stockholm, Sweden, and he began appearing in that country's silent films. He made his actual film debut in the role of 'Alexander Nyberg' in director Mauritz Stiller's comedy, "Alexander den Store" in 1917. The comedic film tells the story of several members of the upper class who regularly frequent Alexander Nyberg's elegant establishment. The affairs of the heart and misunderstandings which create the scenarios that accompany the guests was based on the play by Gustav Esmann. He eventually moved back to Norway and began appearing in several films in that country many that were made after the advent of sound. He also continued in theatre becoming involved with the Chat Noir from 1920 to 1921, and the New Theater from 1930 to 1931. His many plays include, "The Spanish Fly," "The Bat," "The Timeless," "Love's Comedy," "A Bankruptcy," "The Happy Choice," "The Big Christening," "Volpone," and in the role of 'Oldfux' in "Jacob von Tyboe" which he performed for the last time at the National Theater in 1938. Besides, "Jeppe på bjerget" (1933), and "Alexander den Store" (1917), his other film credits include, "Troll-Eigen" (1927), "Den store barnedåpen" (1931), "En glad gutt" (1932), "Du Har lovet mig en kone!" (1935), "Morderen uten ansikt" (1936), "Ungen" (1938). His last film role was as 'Jensen Sr.' in directors Anders Henrikson and Tancred Ibsen's "Valfångare" (1939), a film about a whaling expedition in the arctic which was set just before the outbreak of the Second World War. He retired from acting shortly thereafter at the age of 72. In 1952, he was the informant who provided sounding material to the pioneering linguistic study of Einar Ingvald Haugen and Martin Joos called Tone and Intonation in East Norwegian. He also served as a Reserve Officer in the Norwegian Army with the rank of First Lieutenant and was the author of two memoirs, "Fun var det lell" (1935), and "Good Old Days" (1949). He passed away in Oslo, Norway, on December 12, 1961, at the age of 92. He is buried in the Vestre Gravlund in Oslo, Norway, with his wife and sons.

Bio by: Kris 'Peterborough K' Peterson


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