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Einar Hanson

From Wikipedia Einar Hanson (June 15, 1899; Stockholm, Sweden – June 3, 1927; Santa Monica, California), also known as Einar Hansen, was a Swedish silent film motion-picture actor. Discovered at Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre by director Mauritz Stiller, handsome and sophisticated, he was in 1927 ideally positioned to take over from the late Rudolph Valentino as Hollywood's "great screen lover". Upon his arrival in Hollywood in 1925, along with Stiller and the director's other protegée Greta Garbo, Hanson starred opposite some of the era's leading ladies, including Pola Negri and Corinne Griffith. Hanson was destined for even bigger and better things at Paramount Pictures, who had bought his original five-year contract from Universal Studios. He showed great progress opposite Clara Bow and Esther Ralston in Children of Divorce, as well as The Woman on Trial and Barbed Wire both with Pola Negri, and Fashions for Women (all 1927), directed by Dorothy Arzner. On June 3, 1927, Hanson was on his way home from having dinner with Stiller and Garbo when his car apparently skidded off the road on the Pacific Coast Highway near Topanga Canyon and died on the way to the hospital. He was 27.

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Jun 15, 1899 In Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Gunnar Hede's Saga 1923-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Woman on Trial 1927-10-28
Known For
Poster of The Woman on Trial
Poster of Barbed Wire
Poster of Gunnar Hede's Saga
Movie The Lady in Ermine 1927-01-01
Movie The Woman on Trial Pierre Bouton 1927-10-28
Movie The Masked Woman 1927-01-16
Movie Children of Divorce Prince Ludovico de Saxe 1927-04-25
Movie Barbed Wire André Moreau 1927-09-09
Movie Skeppargatan 40 1925-01-05
Movie Joyless Street 1925-03-01
Movie 33.333 1924-02-04
Movie Gunnar Hede's Saga Gunnar Hede 1923-01-01
Movie Johan Ulfstjerna Helge Ulfstjerna 1923-12-02
Movie Mälar Pirates Georg Schalén 1923-10-21