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Elov Persson

Cartoonist

Died when: 75 years 364 days
Star Sign: Cancer

 

Elov Persson Elov V Persson (10 July 1894 – 9 July 1970) was a Swedish comic artist. He created one of Sweden's most popular comic strips, Kronblom. Born in Hästbo, a dispersed settlement in Hofors Municipality, Gästrikland, Elov Persson created Kronblom in 1927 and the strip was published in the magazine Vårt Hem. A year after the creation of Kronblom, Persson created another comic strip, (August and Lotta). Kronblom was such a part of Sweden's popular culture that two live-action film versions were produced, in 1947 and in 1949, with popular star Ludde Gentzel, 62 years old at the time of the first film's production, playing the slow-moving, but quick-thinking title character. Persson appeared in the first film playing an unbilled cameo as himself. Elov Persson died in Torsåker, one day before his 76th birthday. In subsequent years, his son Gunnar continued Kronblom, while Agust och Lotta was continued by his other son, Ingvar (1930-2015).
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