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Danish screenwriter Lise Nørgaard dies at age 105 – The Washington Publish


COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Lise Nørgaard, a screenwriter who penned the favored epic tv drama “Matador” in regards to the lives of unusual Danish households in a fictitious provincial city throughout the recession of the Nineteen Thirties and the exhausting instances of World Struggle II, has died. She was 105.

Nørgaard died Sunday after a short sickness, her household stated Monday. She can also be recognized for having written her 1992 Memoirs “Kun en pige,” recounting her wrestle to develop into a feminine reporter.

She labored at main Danish newspapers, together with Politiken and Berlingske. She began her profession at native newspaper Roskilde Dagblad in her hometown of Roskilde, positioned 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Copenhagen.

“We are saying goodbye to a nationwide treasure,” Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen stated on Instagram. “A powerful and people-loving lady who was by no means afraid to take the lead. She gave us Matador. A chunk of Danish historical past.”

Danish lawmakers tweeted Monday in honor of Nørgaard, who was little recognized outdoors Scandinavia and Germany.

Tradition Minister Jakob Engel-Schmidt stated that “tradition has misplaced a bit of life. And Denmark an necessary witness and contributor to its contemporaries.”

German Ambassador Pascal Hector tweeted that her tv present “Matador,” which he known as a “masterpiece” was “my first encounter with the Danish language and the nation’s historical past.”

The setting for 24-episode “Matador,” which was first broadcast in 1978 and proven as repeats over time, was a fictitious Danish city named Korsbaek. A number of Danish actors acquired their breakthroughs within the four-season present, which resulted in 1982, and a part of the make-believe city was recreated in a Danish amusement park.

Nørgaard retired as a author and a lecturer in 2018. Funeral preparations weren’t instantly introduced.

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