Swedish film directorDied when: 72 years 86 days (866 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Magnus Schamyl Bauman (4 December 1893 – 28 February 1966) was a Swedish film director (in 1931-57).Born in Vimmerby, Småland.First studied law and modern languages at Uppsala University.
In 1917 he began to work with translating text lines for international silent films (to Swedish), which he did successful throughout the 1920s.
In this way he watched many different films by some of the best silent film directors in the world which started an interest in filmmaking and in the arts of film.
In 1929-30 he started the film company Europafilm with where he made some of his early films as a director.
He later started a company with the influential film personality and business man in 1939, AB Sandrew-Bauman Film, where he made his most successful films, among others his popular "Sickan Carlsson-films", where his most popular and critically praised film was the 1949 comedy Skolka skolan (Playing Truant) with Carlsson in the lead.
As a filmmaker he came to specialize in the comedy genre and made some of the best classic Swedish film comedies of those days.