Nils Asther

Born Jan 17, 1897

Nils Anton Alfhild Asther was a Danish-born Swedish actor active in Hollywood from 1926 to the mid 1950s, known for his beautiful face and often called "the male Greta Garbo". Between 1916 and 1963 he appeared in over 70 feature films, whereof 16 done in the silent era.… Read More

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1897 Birth Born on January 17, 1897.


1916 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Between 1916 and 1963 he appeared in over 70 feature films, 16 of which were produced in the silent era. … Read More


1927 30 Years Old In 1927 he left for Hollywood, where his first film was Topsy and Eva.
1928 31 Years Old By 1928 his good looks had made him into a leading man, playing opposite such stars as Pola Negri, Marion Davies, Joan Crawford and Greta Garbo, with whom he made two films. … Read More
1930 33 Years Old The film also featured the Duncan Sisters, and in 1930 he married one of them, Vivian Duncan, who gave him a daughter, Evelyn.
1935 38 Years Old Between 1935 and 1940 he was forced work in England after an alleged breach of contract led to a studio-based blacklist. … Read More


1940 43 Years Old He returned to Hollywood in 1940, and although he made another 19 films back up to 1949, his career wasn't the same as it used to be. … Read More


1958 61 Years Old In 1958 he returned to Sweden, almost destitute.
1963 66 Years Old He managed to get an engagement with a local theatre and had four film roles in Sweden and Denmark, before finally giving up on acting in 1963 and devoting his time to painting. … Read More
1981 85 Years Old Died on October 19, 1981.
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