Lasse Brandeby

Lasse Brandeby (27 April 1945 20 November 2011) was a Swedish actor, comedian and journalist.

Lasse Brandeby
Lasse Brandeby as Kurt Olsson at the summer camp of the Communist Party in Tiveden National Park 2003.
Lars Thorsten Brandeby

(1945-04-27)27 April 1945
Gothenburg, Sweden
Died20 November 2011(2011-11-20) (aged 66)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Known forKurt Olsson


Brandeby was born in the Majorna district of Gothenburg. After receiving his degree in journalism he worked for Radio Sjuhärad. He debuted as an actor in the early 1980s on Nationalteatern in Gothenburg. He was best known for his quirky character Kurt Olsson, around whom several TV-shows were made in the 1980s and 1990s. He was also known for his other comedic character Rolf Allan Mjunstedt in the TV series Rena rama Rolf where audiences also saw the breakthrough of comedian Robert Gustafsson.[1]

During early 2007 he participated in the Swedish TV show Let's Dance with dance partner Ann Lähdet where he failed to reach the final three.[2]

Brandeby died in Gothenburg on 20 November 2011 after suffering from prostate cancer.[3][4] He was 66.


  1. "Lars Brandeby: Beskrivning". Swedish Film Database (in Swedish). Swedish Film Institute. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  2. "Lasse and Ann in Let's Dance" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on March 22, 2007.
  3. Micic, Mira (20 November 2011). "Lasse Brandeby död". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  4. "Lasse Brandeby är död". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). 20 November 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
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