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Birgit Carp (July 13, 1921-July 2, 2007), better known by her screen name Git Gay, was a Swedish revue director, actress and singer. As of 1960, she became known as the leading Swedish Prima donna of light entertainment. Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... // The following is a list of notable deaths in 2007. ... July 13 is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... A revue is a type of theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance and sketches that satirize contemporary figures, news, or literature. ... Look up Prima donna in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Git Gay was born Birgit Agda Holmberg in 1921 at Karlshamn, Sweden. Her parents wanted her to become a concerto pianist and sent her to the Music Conservatory in Malmö. However, in the end of the 1940s, she was invited to act as a prima donna in a summer revue by director Sigge Holmberg. The following year, she performed at the Gröna Lund in Stockholm in the revue Klart Grönan. In 1949, she was hired by the entertainer Karl Gerhard to participate in the revue Där de stora torskarna går in Gothenburg. Karlshamn is a Swedish city in Blekinge in southern Sweden. ... Motto: FrÃ¥n arbetarstad till kunskapsstad (eng: From industrial city to knowledge city) Location of Malmö in northern Europe Coordinates: Country Sweden Municipality Malmö Municipality County SkÃ¥ne Province Scania Charter 13th Century Government  - Mayor Illmar Reepalu Area  - City 335. ... Gröna Lund Gröna Lund (lit. ... Nickname: Location of Stockholm in northern Europe Coordinates: Country Sweden Municipality Stockholm Municipality County Stockholm Province Södermanland and Uppland Charter 13th Century Population (April 2007)  - City 782,885  - Density 4,160/km² (10,774. ... Location of Gothenburg in northern Europe Coordinates: Country Sweden County Västra Götaland County Province Västergötland Charter 1621 Government  - Mayor Göran Johansson Area  - City 450 km²  (174 sq mi)  - Water 14. ...

In the 1950s, she performed with actor Åke Söderblom in Ge mig en lektion i kärlek, a show that was sold out for three seasons. Towards the end of the 1950s, she worked with actors such as Nils Poppe and Albert Gaubier at the Södran Theatre in Malmö, and with director Hagge Geigert at Uddevalla. Nils Poppe was a swedish actor born in Malmö 31 May 1908. ... Uddevalla is a city in Bohus County in western Sweden. ...

In 1960, Git Gay set up the Git Gay Show at Lorensberg Theatre in Gothenburg. The show is sometimes considered the first modern restaurant perfomance in Sweden. Git Gay took personal responsibility for directing, choreography, and designing the costumes. She even went to Las Vegas to get inspiration for the show. Altogether, Git Gay set up 20 different stage shows, with some performed at the legendary restaurant and entertainment venue Hamburger Börs in Stockholm. With some of the most notable Swedish actors of the time, the shows became quite successful. The south end of The Strip. ...

In the beginning of the 1990s, Git Gay was a senior tv-presenter in a series of revues from Gothenburg. She died in Malmö in 2007.

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  • Uno Myggan Ericsson, Myggans nöjeslexikon : ett uppslagsverk om underhållning, Höganäs : Bra Böcker, 1989-1993. ISBN 91-7752-274-5
  • Git Gay har avlidit Sydsvenska Dagbladet, June 2, 2007.
NAME Gay, Git
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Carp, Birgit; Holmberg, Birgit Agda (maiden name)
SHORT DESCRIPTION Swedish revue performer, actress and singer
DATE OF BIRTH July 13, 1913
PLACE OF BIRTH Karlshamn, Sweden
DATE OF DEATH July 2, 2007
PLACE OF DEATH Malmö, Sweden



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