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Zarah LEANDER

Swedish Zarah LEANDER

born Sara Stina HEDBERG

Swedish singer and actress

Source :  Jimmy FREIJ

Born: on March 15, 1907 in Karlstad, Sverige
Died: on June 23, 1981 in Stockholm, Sverige


Biography

She was born as Sara Stina Hedberg in Karlstad.

Although Zarah Leander studied piano and violin as a small child, and sang on stage for the first time at the age of six, she initially had no intention of becoming a professional performer and led an ordinary life for several years. As a teenager she lived two years in Riga (1922–1924), where she learned German, took up work as a secretary, married Nils Leander (1926), and had two children (1927 and 1929). However, in 1929 she was engaged, as an amateur, in a touring cabaret by the entertainer and producer Ernst Rolf and for the first time sang "Vill ni se en stjärna," ('Do you want to see a star?') which soon would become her signature tune.

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See Also :

- Category Actor, Singer & Musician