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Sven Hugo Borg

Sven Hugo Borg was born in Vinslöv, Skåne län, Sweden. Early in his career, Borg was a secretary with the Swedish Consulate in Los Angeles. While working at the consulate he met the actress Greta Garbo who had recently arrived in Hollywood. Garbo asked Borg to be her interpreter for an upcoming movie, to which he readily agreed. He served as Garbo's interpreter from 1925 to 1929. After interpreting for Greta, Borg decided to pursue acting as a career. He had done some dramatic work on the Swedish stage. He continued to remain with the consulate until the late 1930s. Borg became much in demand during World War II Hollywood films, playing both Nazi officers and Scandinavian resistance fighters. Throughout his acting career, Borg was an actor who portrayed a wide range of many different characters, e.g.Sverre-King of Norway in The Crusades. He died in 1981 at the age of 84 in Los Angeles, California.

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Jul 26, 1896 In Vinslöv, Skåne län, Sweden
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Rose-Marie 1928-02-11
Latest Project:
Movie Reunion in Reno 1951-10-09
Known For
Poster of Law of the Timber
Poster of Death Rides the Range
Poster of Dangerous Waters
Poster of The Crusades
Movie Santa Fe 'Swede' Swanstrom 1951-04-01
Movie Reunion in Reno Swedish Waiter 1951-10-09
Movie Annie Was a Wonder Gus 1949-01-29
Movie Address Unknown Angry German at Play (uncredited) 1944-06-01
Movie They Came to Blow Up America Cmdr. Ullrich Hauser 1943-05-07
Movie This Land Is Mine German Soldier 1943-05-07
Movie Above Suspicion German Guard (Uncredited) 1943-05-31
Movie Action in the North Atlantic Norwegian Seaman (uncredited) 1943-06-12
Movie They Raid by Night Dalberg 1942-06-19
Movie The Devil with Hitler Gestapo Guard (uncredited) 1942-10-18
Movie The Son of Davy Crockett Swede 1941-07-15
Movie Man Hunt Unknown 1941-06-13
Movie Law of the Timber Olaf (as Sven-Hogo Borg) 1941-12-19
Movie Dangerously They Live U-Boat Under Officer (uncredited) 1941-12-24
Movie Captain Caution Sailor 1940-08-09
Movie Mystery Sea Raider Sven 1940-10-26
Movie Comrade X Streetcar Passenger 1940-12-13
Movie Little Nellie Kelly Immigrant at Citizenship Ceremony (uncredited) 1940-11-22
Movie Espionage Agent Chauffeur 1939-09-30
Movie Death Rides the Range Baron Starkoff 1939-12-14
Movie Espionage Masseuse 1937-02-26
Movie Slave Ship Crew Member 1937-06-16
Movie Dangerous Waters Sailor (uncredited) 1936-02-10
Movie The Country Doctor Logger (uncredited) 1936-03-12
Movie Theodora Goes Wild Bartender (uncredited) 1936-11-12
Movie The Crusades Sverre, the Norse King 1935-08-21
Movie Let's Fall in Love Eric 1933-12-26
Movie Rose-Marie Hudson 1928-02-11