Else Højgaard

Actor, Film actor

1906 – 1979

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Who was Else Højgaard?

Else Højgaard was a Danish ballerina and an actress of stage and screen. Noted for a fiery temperament and edgy intensity, Højgaard premiered as a solo ballerina for George Balanchine in 1931 and was the primary dancer for Harald Lander until 1942. Højgaard later went on to a long career as a dramatic actress, performing and teaching at the Royal Danish Theatre. She performed in radio and television, and played supporting roles in several films including the dark drama Café Paradis. Højgaard was awarded a knighthood in the Order of the Dannebrog in 1961 and promoted to Knight 1st Class in 1971.

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Born
Apr 18, 1906
Bornholm
Also known as
  • Else Andreasen
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Nationality
  • Denmark
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Died
Jul 11, 1979
Bornholm

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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