Lars Hanson
Date of Birth
Jul 26, 1886
Birth Place:
Goteborg, Sweden


With a delicate face and set of hands that seemed to have been carved from soft porcelain, Lars Hanson was the silent era's archetypal Sensitive Swede. In films in his native country from 1913, Hanson gained international recognition for his wrenching portrayal of the title character in The Atonement of Gosta Berling (1923). At the request of actress Lillian Gish, Hanson was brought to America to...