1896 - 1975
The actress Mary Johnson was born as Astrid Maria Carlsson in Fors, Sweden.
After her film debut "Mannkängen" in 1913 she nearly acted for all Swedish film companies. To her early well-known movies belong "Nattens barn - Kind der Nacht" (16), "Revelj" (17), "Förstadsprästen" (17), "Nobelpristagaren" (18) and "Herr Arnes pengar - Herrn Arnes Schatz" (19).
She continued her career in Sweden in the 20s with "Robinson i skärgarden"
(20), "Gunnar Hedes saga" (23) and "Johan Ulfstjerna" (23).
Because of her sensitive performance and her dainty appearance she was often compared with Mary Pickford, Bessie Love and Lillian Gish.
Mary Johnson was married with the actor Rudolf Klein-Rogge. They had
one son. When her son died in 1943 she lost the sense to the reality and
became more fatally in the next years. Rudolf Klein-Rogge's care was applied
to her on the verge of his death. It seems that Mary Johnson - at this
time she already lived again in Sweden for many years - appeared bewildered
in her former domicile in Wetzelsdorf where she summoned for her husband
and her son.
Other movies with Mary Johnson: