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Jussi Björling

AKA Johan Jonathan Björling

Born: 2-Feb-1911
Birthplace: Stora Tuna, Dalarnas län, Sweden
Died: 9-Sep-1960
Location of death: Siarö, Stockholms län, Sweden
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Stora Tuna Kyrkogård, Borlange, Sweden

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: Sweden
Executive summary: Operatic tenor

Father: Karl David Björling (tenor, b. 1873, d. 1926)
Brother: Johan Olof (b. 1909, d. 1965)
Brother: Karl Gustaf (b. 1912, d. 1957)
Brother: Karl David (b. 1917, d. 1975)
Wife: Anna Lisa Berg (soprano, m. 3-Jun-1935, three children)
Son: Rolf (tenor, b. 25-Dec-1928)

    University: Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm (1929-30)

    New York Metropolitan Opera (1938-40 and 1945-60)
    Björling Male Quartet (1916-26)
    Grammy 1959 for Björling (album)
    Order of Leopold II, Belgium

Author of books:
Med bagaget i strupen (1945, memoir)


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