Swedish Actress Bibi Andersson Dies at Age 83

A spokesman says Andersson, who starred in "The Seventh Seal" and "Persona," died on Sunday

Sweden's Film Institute says Bibi Andersson, the Swedish actress who starred in classic films by her compatriot, the filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, has died. She was 83.

Spokesman Martin Frostberg says Andersson, who starred in "The Seventh Seal" and "Persona," died on Sunday.

The state-funded institute said Monday Andersson was four times named best actress its annual awards, and also received a similar accolade from the Berlin Film Festival, in 1963.

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Born Nov. 11, 1935, as Berit Elisabet Andersson, she later appeared in dozens of movies, including by directors John Huston and Robert Altman, before directing plays in Stockholm. In 2009, she suffered a stroke and disappeared from the limelight.

She is survived by her daughter, Jenny, and her third husband, Gabriel Mora Baeza. Funeral arrangements were not announced.

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