Zarah Leander Death
Zarah passed away on June 23, 1981 at the age of 74 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden.
When did Zarah Leander die?June 23, 1981
How old was Zarah Leander when died?74
Where did Zarah Leander die? What was the location of death?Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Zarah Leander Birthday and Date of Death
Zarah Leander was born on March 15, 1907 and died on June 23, 1981. Zarah was 74 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: March 15, 1907
Date of Death: June 23, 1981
Age at Death: 74
Zarah Leander - Biography
Beginning her acting-singing career in provincial Swedish theaters in 1929, she soon worked her way up to starring roles in Stockholm and Vienna. In 1936 she signed a contract with the Berlin film studio, UFA, despite her imperfect command of German. During World War II she became the highest-paid star of the Nazi cinema, upsetting Dr. Goebbels, Minister of Propoganda, who felt that this role should have been filled by a German actress. After the war she tried to re-establish her career with Swedish audiences but was slow to overcome their hostility. Her few post-war films met with little success but in the 1960's she enjoyed a "comeback" of sorts appearing in musicals and concerts in German and Austria.