Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, 26 November 1921, after graduating from school, Fridh decided to pursue an acting career. Her father did not approve of this decision, and so she worked at an office for a short while. She meanwhile followed through on her acting plans and in 1942 was accepted at the newly opened Gothenburg City Theatre Acting School. Fridh was one of the leading acting students and was cast in roles whilst still completing her studies. After passing her exams, she was hired at the theatre.
Fridh remained with the Gothenburg City Theatre until 1949, when she had her big breakthrough in the role of the orphan girl Malin’s Maria in Vilhem Moberg’s Vår ofödde son, which was met with raving reviews, including by none other than Herbert Grevenius. She also worked with a handful of Bergman stagings in Gothenburg, including in a leading role in The Restless Heart. After moving to Stockholm in 1950, where she worked as a freelance actress for two years at Intima Teatern and… read more