Swedish jazz singer and actress Monica Zetterlund died on May 12 in a fire in her apartment in Stockholm. She was 67.
She appeared in films including “The Emigrants” and “The New Land,” which starred Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann.
After beginning her career as the singer in her father’s band, she recorded more than 20 albums from 1958 to 2000.
She won international acclaim after touring the United States in 1960, later recording with several American jazz musicians, including the trumpet player Thad Jones and the saxophonist Zoot Sims. Her most famous record is “Waltz for Debby,” made in 1964 with the pianist Bill Evans.
Zetterlund also acted in many Swedish movies, plays and television series. Due to a disabling scoliosis condition, she often had to be helped onto the stage and sang sitting down in later years.
She is survived by her daughter and her partner, Magnus Roger.