Norwegian actress, activist Wenche Foss dead at 93

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Wenche Foss

Wenche Foss

Wenche Foss, one of Norway’s most pop­u­lar actresses, died Mon­day in Oslo after a ter­mi­nal ill­ness, the nature of which was undis­closed. She was 93.

Foss pro­vided the voice of Enke­fru Stengelføhn-Glad in the 1975 ani­mated fea­ture film Flåk­lypa Grand Prix, known in Eng­lish as Pinch­cliffe Grand Prix. She voiced the same char­ac­ter in another ani­mated fea­ture, 1998’s Solan, Lud­vig og Gurin med reverompa (Gurin with the Fox­tail).

The star of numer­ous movies, she had a wide range of roles. Besides the screen, she was in come­dies and major musicals.

She was born Eva Wenche Steenfeldt-Foss Stang in Oslo (then known as Kris­tia­nia) on Decem­ber 5, 1917. Mak­ing her stage debut at 17, she was a stage per­former until well into her 80s.

More on Wenche Foss’ life at The Big Car­toon Forum

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