Eva Elisabet Dahlbeck was a Swedish stage and television actress. She received a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film Brink of Life. Dahlbeck became an author. Eva Dahlbeck was born in Saltsjö-Duvnäs near Stockholm, she attended the prestigious acting school of the Royal Dramatic Theatre from 1941 to 1944, acted on the Theatre's stage from 1944 to 1964. She made her film debut in the role of Botilla in Rid i natt! in 1942. Among her most notable roles in Swedish films were the shrewd celebrity reporter Vivi in Kärlek och störtlopp, the working-class mother Rya-Rya in the drama Bara en mor. In the mid-1950s Dahlbeck was one of Sweden's most successful actresses, she became internationally known for her strong female leads in a number of Ingmar Bergman's films, in particular his comedies Secrets of Women, A Lesson in Love and Smiles of a Summer Night. In 1965 she won the award for Best Actress at the 2nd Guldbagge Awards for her role in the film The Cats. In the 1960s Dahlbeck moved away from acting.
She retired from the stage in 1964 and made her final appearance on screen in the Danish film Tintomara, released in 1970). She published several novels and poems in her native Sweden, wrote the screenplay for Arne Mattsson's dark film Yngsjömordet in 1966. Dahlbeck married Sven Lampell, an air force officer, in 1944; the marriage produced two children. She lived out the last years of her life in Hässelby Villastad, where she died at age 87. 1961 - Eugene O'Neill Award for her stage work. 1970 - A Day at the Beach 1970 - Tintomara 1968 - Markurells i Wadköping 1967 - People Meet and Sweet Music Fills the Heart 1965 - Morianerna 1965 - Kattorna 1964 - Älskande par 1964 - För att inte tala om alla dessa kvinnor 1960 - Kärlekens decimaler 1958 - Nära livet 1957 - Sommarnöje sökes 1956 - Last Pair Out 1955 - Sommarnattens leende 1955 - Kvinnodröm 1954 - En lektion i kärlek 1953 - Foreign Intrigue 1953 - Barabbas 1953 - The Village 1952 - Kvinnors väntan 1952 - Trots 1951 - Sköna Helena 1950 - Kastrullresan 1950 - Fästmö uthyres 1949 - Bara en mor 1948 - Eva 1948 - Var sin väg 1947 - Two Women 1946 - Love Goes Up and Down 1945 - Den allvarsamma leken 1945 - Black Roses 1944 - Räkna de lyckliga stunderna blott 1942 - Ride Tonight!
1999 - Sökarljus 1996 - På kärlekens villkor: en vandring i ett laglöst land 1991 - Vapenhandlarens död: ett reportage från insidan 1988 - Serveto och den eviga elden 1980 - I våra tomma rum 1979 - Maktspråket 1976 - Saknadens dal 1974 - Hjärtslagen 1972 - Med seende ögon 1967 - Domen 1966 - Den sjunde natten: detaljer 1965 - Sista spegeln: preludier 1964 - Hem till kaos "Eva Dahlbeck Dies at 87. The New York Times. Associated Press. February 18, 2008. Svenskfilmdatabas.se Eva Dahlbeck on IMDb
Werner von Siemens
Ernst Werner Siemens was a German inventor and industrialist. Siemens's name has been adopted as the SI unit of the siemens, he was the founder of the electrical and telecommunications company Siemens. Ernst Werner Siemens was born in Lenthe, today part of Gehrden, near Hannover, in the Kingdom of Hanover in the German Confederation, the fourth child of a tenant farmer of the Siemens family, an old family of Goslar, documented since 1384, he was a brother of Carl Heinrich von Siemens and Carl Wilhelm Siemens, sons of Christian Ferdinand Siemens and wife Eleonore Deichmann. After finishing school, Siemens intended to study at the Bauakademie Berlin. However, since his family was indebted and thus could not afford to pay the tuition fees, he chose to join the Prussian Military Academy's School of Artillery and Engineering, between the years 1835-1838, where he received his officers training. Siemens was thought of as a good soldier, receiving various medals, inventing electrically-charged sea mines, which were used to combat a Danish blockade of Kiel.
Upon returning home from war, he chose to work on perfecting technologies, established and became known worldwide for his advances in various technologies. In 1843 he sold the rights to his first invention to Elkington of Birmingham. Siemens invented a telegraph that used a needle to point to the right letter, instead of using Morse code. Based on this invention, he founded the company Telegraphen-Bauanstalt von Siemens & Halske on 1 October 1847, with the company opening a workshop on 12 October; the company was internationalised soon after its founding. One brother of Werner represented him in England and another in St. Petersburg, each earning recognition. Following his industrial career, he was ennobled in 1888, he died in 1892 in Berlin. The company, reorganized as Siemens & Halske AG, Siemens-Schuckertwerke and – since 1966 – Siemens AG was led by his brother Carl, his sons Arnold and Carl Friedrich, his grandsons Hermann and Ernst and his great-grandson Peter von Siemens. Siemens AG is one of the largest electrotechnological firms in the world.
The von Siemens family still owns 6% of the company shares and holds a seat on the supervisory board, being the largest shareholder. Apart from the pointer telegraph Siemens made several contributions to the development of electrical engineering and is therefore known as the founding father of the discipline in Germany, he built the world's first electric elevator in 1880. His company produced the tubes with, he claimed invention of the dynamo. On 14 December 1877 he received German patent No. 2355 for an electromechanical "dynamic" or moving-coil transducer, adapted by A. L. Thuras and E. C. Wente for the Bell System in the late 1920s for use as a loudspeaker. Wente's adaptation was issued US patent 1,707,545 in 1929. Siemens is the father of the trolleybus which he tried and tested with his "Elektromote" on 29 April 1882, he was married twice: first in 1852 to Mathilde Drumann, the daughter of the historian Wilhelm Drumann. His children from first marriage were Arnold von Siemens and Georg Wilhelm von Siemens, his children from second marriage were Hertha von Siemens, married in 1899 to Carl Dietrich Harries, Carl Friedrich von Siemens.
Siemens was an advocate of social democracy, he hoped that industrial development would not be used in favour of capitalism, stating: A number of great factories in the hands of rich capitalists, in which "slaves of work" drag out their miserable existence, is not, the goal of the development of the age of natural science, but a return to individual labour, or where the nature of things demands it, the carrying on of common workshops by unions of workmen, who will receive a sound basis only through the general extension of knowledge and civilization, through the possibility of obtaining cheaper capital. He rejected the claim that science leads to materialism, stating instead: Equally unfounded is the complaint that the study of science and the technical application of the forces of nature gives to mankind a material direction, makes them proud of their knowledge and power, alienates ideal endeavours; the deeper we penetrate into the harmonious action of natural forces regulated by eternal unalterable laws, yet so thickly veiled from our complete comprehension, the more we feel on the contrary moved to humble modesty, the smaller appears to us the extent of our knowledge, the more active is our endeavour to draw more from the inexhaustible fountain of knowledge, understanding, the higher rises our admiration of the endless wisdom which ordains and penetrates the whole creation.
U. S. Patent 322,859 — Electric railway U. S. Patent 340,462 — Electric railway U. S. Patent 415,577 — Electric meter U. S. Patent 428,290 — Electric meter U. S. Patent 520,274 — Electric railway U. S. Patent 601,068 — Method of and apparatus for extracting gold from its ores Friedrich von Hefner-Alteneck—one of Siemens's aides Werner von Siemens Ring Award German inventors and discoverers Werner von Siemens, Lebenserinnerungen, Berlin, 1892. Werner von Siemens, Scientific & Technical Papers of Werner von Siemens. Vol
Bo Gunnar Widerberg was a Swedish film director, writer and actor. Widerberg was born in Malmöhus County, Sweden. Widerberg was the director of films such as Raven's End, Elvira Madigan, Ådalen 31, Joe Hill, The Man on the Roof, The Man from Majorca, The Serpent's Way and All Things Fair; the Serpent's Way was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival and in competition at the 15th Moscow International Film Festival. In 1966 at the 3rd Guldbagge Awards his film Heja Roland! won the award for Best Film. Widerberg died in Ängelholm, Sweden on 1 May 1997 of stomach cancer and was buried in the New Cemetery in Båstad, he had four children: Nina, Martin and Matilda. Johan has become an actor and his son Martin became a director; as a child, Nina Widerberg played as in five of her father's films, including Barnvagnen and The Man on the Roof. Johan played Kollberg's son in The Man on the Roof. In conjunction with the City Tunnel in Malmö, a small plaza around the southern entrance to the train, named Bo Widerberg place, was inaugurated in 2010.
The site is located near Widerberg's former residence in Malmö. He won a Silver Bear prize at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival for All Things Fair and a Special Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Festival for Ådalen 31. Raven's End, Ådalen 31 and All Things Fair all received a nominations for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. For Ådalen 31 Widerberg won the Guldbagge Award for Best Director at the 6th Guldbagge Awards. For The Man on the Roof he won the award for Best Film at the 13th Guldbagge Awards. All Things Fair Tagning Alla är äldre än jag... Efter föreställningen Hebriana The Wild Duck En far The Serpent's Way The Man from Majorca Tagning Rött och svart Linje Lusta Missförståndet En handelsresandes död Måsen Victoria The Man on the Roof Stubby Joe Hill A Mother with Two Children Expecting Her Third Ådalen 31 The White Game Elvira Madigan Heja Roland! Love 65 Barnvagnen Raven's End Pojken och draken Media related to Bo Widerberg at Wikimedia Commons Bo Widerberg on IMDb Bo Widerberg at the Swedish Film Database "World Cinema Directors".
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The Looking Glass War
The Looking Glass War is a 1965 spy novel by John le Carré. Written in response to the positive public reaction to his previous novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, the book explores the unglamorous nature of espionage and the danger of nostalgia; the book tells the story of an incompetent British intelligence agency known as The Department and its multiple botched attempts to verify a Communist defector's story of a Soviet missile buildup in East Germany. During the early 1960s, a British military intelligence organisation referred to as "The Department" receives dubious information from a defector that Soviet missiles are being placed at Rostock, near the West German border. Although The Department ran successful aerial reconnaissance missions against the Nazis during the Second World War, it has since slipped into irrelevance and risks being assimilated by its rival, the more experienced and professional "Circus," led by chief "Control" and his second-in-command, George Smiley. Once a thriving division of British intelligence, The Department has been diminished to a skeleton crew of its own chief, Leclerc, a once-glorious air commander now reduced to a bureaucrat.
Leclerc sees the missile intelligence as an opportunity to relive his glory days and regain ground in The Department's turf war with The Circus. To get aerial photographs, The Department pays a civilian pilot to "accidentally" divert his flight over the area. Taylor is dispatched to collect the film, where he's killed in a hit and run and the film is lost. Leclerc interprets confirmation of the missile theory. Further blunders are made when Avery tries to retrieve Taylor's body in the hope that the film is still among his effects. In spite of their setbacks, The Department persuades the responsible Minister to allow them to send an agent into East Germany. Leclerc avoids involving The Circus directly, representing the operation as a training exercise in order to obtain an obsolete crystal radio from Smiley; the Department reactivates one of its wartime agents, a middle-aged, naturalised Pole named Fred Leiser. During his preparation and Avery have Leiser believe that The Department is still the large and competent organisation he remembers from the war, instilling him with false confidence.
Leiser and Avery strike up a deep friendship, with each seeing the other as his last chance at redemption: Avery feels like running a successful agent will mean he's done something meaningful with his life, while Leiser- in the throes of a midlife crisis- wants to feel useful again. When crossing the border, Leiser kills a young East German guard, an outrage, published in the East German media; the incident shakes Leiser. After stealing a motorcycle, he meets a young German girl who agrees to give him aid in exchange for him taking her back to the West. Leiser makes radio transmissions from her hotel room, forgetting to change frequencies as he continues to fixate on the border guard's death; the blunder − coupled with Leiser's outdated equipment − allows the Germans to trace the source of his transmissions, the hotel is raided by police. Now made aware of the full extent of the Department's plan, Smiley is sent by the Circus to round up Leclerc and Avery, terminate the operation. After informing them about the debacle in East Germany, Smiley tactfully convinces Leclerc to abandon Leiser, explaining that his obsolete equipment and sloppy techniques will make denials of his role as a spy more plausible.
Haldane and Leclerc are mollified by their new roles within an appended Research Section to the Circus. The missile site, meanwhile certainly never existed; the defector has a history of trying to sell fabricated "information" to Western services, the photographs he provided as evidence are dubious, Leiser was unable to corroborate any part of his story. Leclerc: Director of "The Department. Adrian Haldane: Veteran intelligence officer for The Department who has served since World War II. Assigned to run the operation and handle Leiser's training and infiltration into East Germany. Jaded and in ill health. John Avery: 32-year-old aide to Leclerc assigned by Leclerc to assist Haldane in training Leiser. Fred Leiser: naturalised Pole who served as a recruited agent for The Department during World War II. Jack Johnson: Veteran wireless operator for the Department, assigned to refresh Leiser's wireless skills on an obsolete, World War II-vintage radio set. George Smiley: Intelligence officer and envoy from The Circus.
Control: Director of The Circus. According to le Carré in a foreword written for the 2013 Penguin Publishing reissue, the book was written as a direct response to the public reaction to his previous novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. While le Carré had intended that novel as a deconstruction of the mythos that had sprung up around MI6 in the post-war era, he was disturbed that most readers in the United Kingdom regarded it as a romanticization of spy life and saw its protagonist, Alec Leamas, as a tragic hero. According to le Carré, it was American audiences who understood that the book was meant to convey the futility of spy work. Still wanting to convey the same message, le Carré wr
Marina Vlady is a French actress. Vlady was born in Hauts-de-Seine to Russian immigrant parents, her father was an opera singer and her mother was a dancer. Her sisters, now all deceased, were the actresses Odile Versois, Hélène Vallier and Olga Baïdar-Poliakoff; the sisters began acting as children and, for a while, pursued a ballet career. From 1955 to 1959, she was married to actor/director Robert Hossein. From 1963 to 1966, she was married to Jean-Claude Brouillet, a French entrepreneur, owner of two airlines and member of French Resistance. Vlady was married to Soviet poet/songwriter Vladimir Vysotsky from 1969 until his death in 1980, she lived with French oncologist Léon Schwartzenberg from the 1980s until his death in 2003. Vlady won the Best Actress Award at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival for The Conjugal Bed. In 1965, she was a member of the jury at the 4th Moscow International Film Festival. Vlady starred in Jean-Luc Godard's 2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle, portrayed the insightful and protective stepmother in the Italian film Il sapore del grano.
A rare English language role was as Kate Percy in Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight. Her television credits include the 1983 mini-series La Chambre des Dames, she wrote the Aborted Flight, a memoir of her relationship with Vladimir Vysotsky. For a decade, the couple maintained a long-distance relationship as Marina compromised her career in France in order to spend more time in Moscow, his friends pulled strings for him to travel abroad, she joined the Communist Party of France, which gave her an unlimited-entry visa into the Soviet Union, provided Vysotsky with some immunity against prosecution by the government. The problems of his long-distance relationship with Vlady inspired several of Vysotsky's songs. Vlady and partner Léon Schwartzenberg participated in the protests against deportations of Arab workers from France, she accepted a role in a film about a gay couple from Iran. She is continuing her career, both as a writer and as an actress. Among others, she has published a book on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, a topic, close to Vysotsky's heart.
Vlady has continued acting on stage. She came out with a one-woman show based on her book about Vysotsky. Film Marina Vlady and Vladimir Vysotsky, songs by Marina Vladi and music by Vladimir Vysotsky Marina Vlady on IMDb Marina Vlady at Cinémathèque française Marina Vlady at AllMovie Marina Vlady at the TCM Movie Database
Simone Signoret was a French cinema actress hailed as one of France's greatest film stars. She became the second French person to win an Academy Award, for her role in Room at the Top. In her lifetime she received two Césars, three BAFTAs, an Emmy, a Cannes Film Festival Award, the Silver Bear for Best Actress awards, an NBR Award and a Golden Globe nomination. Signoret was born Simone Henriette Charlotte Kaminker in Wiesbaden, Germany, to André and Georgette Kaminker, as the eldest of three children, with two younger brothers, her father, a pioneering interpreter who worked in the League of Nations, was a French-born army officer from a Polish Jewish family, who brought the family to Neuilly-sur-Seine on the outskirts of Paris. Her mother, from whom she acquired her stage name, was a French Catholic. Signoret grew up in Paris in an intellectual atmosphere and studied English and Latin. After completing secondary school during the Nazi occupation, Simone was responsible for supporting her family and forced to take work as a typist for a French collaborationist newspaper, Les nouveaux temps, run by Jean Luchaire.
During the German occupation of France, Signoret mixed with an artistic group of writers and actors who met at the Café de Flore in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés quarter. By this time, she had developed an interest in acting and was encouraged by her friends, including her lover, Daniel Gélin, to follow her ambition. In 1942, she began appearing in bit parts and was able to earn enough money to support her mother and two brothers as her father, a French patriot, had fled the country in 1940 to join General De Gaulle in England, she took her mother's maiden name for the screen to help hide her Jewish roots. Signoret's sensual features and earthy nature led to type-casting and she was seen in roles as a prostitute, she won considerable attention in La Ronde, a film, banned in New York as immoral. She won further acclaim, including an acting award from the British Film Academy, for her portrayal of another prostitute in Jacques Becker's Casque d'or, she appeared in many notable films in France during the 1950s, including Thérèse Raquin, directed by Marcel Carné, Les Diaboliques, The Crucible, based on Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
In 1958, Signoret acted in the English independent film, Room at the Top, which won her numerous awards including the Best Female Performance Prize at Cannes and the Academy Award for Best Actress. She was the only French cinema actress to receive an Oscar until Juliette Binoche in 1997 and Marion Cotillard in 2008, the first woman to win the award appearing in a foreign film, she was offered films in Hollywood, but turned them down, continuing to work in France and England—notably opposite Laurence Olivier in Term of Trial —until 1965. Earning another Oscar nomination for her work on what would be Vivien Leigh's final film—Columbia Pictures' Ship of Fools starring Lee Marvin—Signoret appeared in a few other Hollywood films before returning to France in 1969. In 1962, Signoret translated Lillian Hellman's play The Little Foxes into French for a production in Paris that ran for six months at the Theatre Sarah-Bernhardt, she played the Regina role as well. Hellman was displeased with the production, although the translation was approved by scholars selected by Hellman.
Signoret's one attempt at Shakespeare, performing Lady Macbeth opposite Alec Guinness at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 1966 proved to be ill-advised, with some harsh critics. Signoret was never concerned with glamour, ignored sexist and ageist insults and continued giving finely etched performances, she won more acclaim for her portrayal of a weary madam in Madame Rosa and as an unmarried sister who unknowingly falls in love with her paralyzed brother via anonymous correspondence in I Sent a Letter to my Love. She was in many different movies up to her death in 1985. Signoret's memoirs, Nostalgia Isn't What It Used To Be, were published in 1978, she wrote a novel, Adieu Volodya, published in 1985, the year of her death. Signoret first married filmmaker Yves Allégret, with whom she had a daughter Catherine Allégret, herself an actress, her second marriage was to the Italian-born French actor Yves Montand in 1951, a union which lasted until her death. They had no children. Signoret died of pancreatic cancer in Autheuil-Authouillet, aged 64.
She was buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris and Yves Montand was buried next to her. Emmy Awards 1966: Won Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama for: Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre for episode A Small Rebellion Marilyn by Sue Glover, premiered at the Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow on 17 February 2011; the play charted the deteriorating relationship between Signoret and Marilyn Monroe during the filming of Let's Make Love. Unable to achieve the recognition of Oscar-winning Signoret, Monroe begins an affair with Signoret's husband, Yves Montand. Singer Nina Simone took her last name from Simone Signoret. Cinema of France César Award for Best Actress List of actors with two or more Academy Award nominations in acting categories List of French Academy Award winners and nominees Simone Signoret on IMDb Simone Signoret at AllMovie Simone Signoret at Rotten Tomatoes Simone Signoret at TV Guide Simone Signoret at The-Numbers.com