Saturday, June 27, 2009

RIP Keijo Komppa

Keijo Emil Kalervo Komppa was a longtime Finnish character actor. Born on April 10, 1928 in Helsinki, he appeared in films and TV in "War and Peace" and in The Neighborhood Suburb" and was a member of the Finnish National Theater from 1982-1995. Komppa graduated from the school's theater department in 1967 with a dramatic-director's degree. He had been a child actor in the 1930s but his real acting career began in the Helsinki theater when he was a teenager in the late 1940s and the Student Theater where he was a director from 1952-1954. From the '50s on word he would appear on radio, TV and film both as an actor and director. He also loaned his voice to several animated features. Keijo died in Helsinki on June 22nd.

KOMPPA, Keijo Kalervo Emil
Born: 4/10/1928, Helsinki, Finland
Died: 6/22/2009, Helsinki, Finland

Keijo Komppa's western - actor:
Villa Pohjola (The Wild North) - 1955 (outlaw)

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