Memorial to playwright and author Kjeld Abell in Ribe

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Kjeld Abell was a well-known playwright and author. Born in Ribe on 25 August 1901. He drew and painted at the Academy of Fine Arts 1919-20 and 1921-22 after which he studied political science while living on a job at the remote identification agency 1920-26 and in 1927 he went to Paris to realize his dream of becoming a theater painter. He worked as a decorative artist at theaters in both Paris and London. Moved home again in 1932 where he drew at Bergenholz advertising agency until 1934. His breakthrough as a playwright came with the comedy "The melody that was gone", performed at the Knights' Hall in 1935. The comedy became his biggest audience success. Abell himself was responsible for the text, decorations and costumes. In addition to "The melody that disappeared", Kjeld Abell has also written a number of other dramas as well as some feature films.

Kjeld Abell died in Copenhagen on March 5, 1961.


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