A Great Danish American Birthday - Bodil Rosing

  • December 27, 2021
  • December 27, 2024
  • 4 sessions
  • December 27, 2021 (CST)
  • December 27, 2022 (CST)
  • December 27, 2023 (CST)
  • December 27, 2024 (CST)


Bodil Rosing (born Bodil Hammerich; December 27, 1877 – December 31, 1941) was a Danish-American film actress in the silent and sound eras.  The daughter of a music dean and his wife, a well-known pianist, Bodil Hammerich studied acting at the Royal Danish Theatre in the 1890s. Rosing worked as a stage actress in Denmark, performing for three years with the Royal Danish Theatre.  During the early 1920s, she made one or two stage appearances on Broadway, including Fools Errant (1922), while raising her children alone.  She was retired from acting when she came to Hollywood in 1924, where her daughter married actor Monte Blue. There, she was suddenly chosen to play a film role, in Pretty Ladies (1925).  Rosing married a Norwegian doctor, Einer Jansen, in 1898; the couple had four children. They divorced in 1919. Rosing died of a heart attack, aged 64. Shortly before her death, Rosing stated about her acting: "My goal has always been to reach the heart of my audience."  - Wikipedia

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