Janne Carlsson

Janne "Loffe" Carlsson (12 March 1937 – 31 August 2017),[2] sometimes credited as Janne Carlsson,[1] Jan Carlsson[1] or Janne Karlsson,[1] was a Swedish film and television actor and musician.

Janne Carlsson
Carlsson in 1964
Jan Edvard Carlsson

(1937-03-12)12 March 1937
Died31 August 2017(2017-08-31) (aged 80)
Kristianstad, Sweden
Other names  Janne Carlsson[1]
  Jan Carlsson[1]
  Janne Karlsson[1]
Years active1950–2017


Carlsson was born on 12 March 1937 in Stockholm as Jan Edvard Carlsson, to Erik Carlsson (1893-1953) and Tyra Törnkvist (1901–1981). His older brother, Leopold Fare (1926–1996), was an artist.[3] Carlsson has one daughter.

Carlsson's debut as an actor came in 1950. He is perhaps most famous for his roles in the comedies Repmånad (1979) and Göta kanal eller Vem drog ur proppen? (1981). Carlsson is also well known for playing lead roles in several film adaptations of the Swedish writer Stig Claesson's books, such as Vem älskar Yngve Frej (1973), På palmblad och rosor (1976) and Henrietta (1983).

Carlsson was also a skilled drummer, featured on several albums in Swedish 1970s and 1980s music. He was the 'Karlsson' of the Swedish jazz fusion/psychedelic rock duo Hansson & Karlsson that were active in the late 1960s, and performed together with musicians such as Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin and Jimi Hendrix.[4]

Carlsson died of liver cancer on 31 August 2017 at the age of 80.[5]


Filmography and television work


  1. Database (undated). "Filmography by Type for Janne 'Loffe' Carlsson". The Internet Movie Database. Accessed September 4, 2010.
  2. "Sambon berättar om Loffes cancer och sista tid". Expressen.se. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  3. "Löneförhandla aldrig med honom". 21 May 2010. Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  4. Micu, Patrik (31 August 2017). "Janne "Loffe" Carlsson död". Expressen.se. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  5. "Janne "Loffe" Carlsson är död". Aftonbladet.se. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
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