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Osa Massen

Actress

Actress Osa Massen died Jan. 2 in Santa Monica. She was 91.

Born in Copenhagen, Massen appeared in Hollywood features in the 1940s and guest-starred on TV shows during the 1950s.

She appeared in two films in Denmark before moving to London in 1937, where she worked briefly at a British studio before moving to Hollywood. Her first American screen appearance was in Paramount’s 1939 “Honeymoon in Bali.”

Other film roles included “Accent on Love,” “Jack London,” “Cry of the Werewolf,” “Tokyo Rose,” “Million Dollar Weekend” and “Night Unto Night” with Ronald Reagan.

She was married to Allan Hersholt, son of Danish actor Jean Hersholt; to Dr. Harvey Cummins; and to Dr. Stanley Vogel.

After retiring from the screen, she served on the foreign film selection committee for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

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