Erik Diesen

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Erik Diesen

Erik Tangevald Diesen (8 October 1922 – 13 September 1999) was a Norwegian revue writer and radio and television personality.

Personal life[edit]

He was a son of Thorstein Diesen, Jr. (1894–1962) and Ragna Marie Tangevald (1891–1945), grandnephew of Thorstein Diesen and first cousin once removed of Einar Diesen. He was married twice, his second wife Anne Torjusson was assisting director of television in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, and through her he was a son-in-law of Aslak Torjusson.[1][2]


He was associated with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation for more than fifty years, and is regarded the founder of television entertainment in Norway.[1][3]

He was awarded the Amanda Honorary Award in 1989, and the Leonard Statuette in 1995.[1] In 1988 he was awarded the Se og Hør readers' TV personality of the year award.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Dahl, Hans Fredrik. "Erik Diesen". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Diesen – slekt fra Nes". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Erik Diesen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Frøya med Årets TV-navn for femte gang". Hitra-Frøya (in Norwegian). 22 December 2009. p. 13.
Preceded by
Eli Rygg
Se og Hør's TV Personality of the Year
Succeeded by
Nils Gunnar Lie