Director (Feature Film)
Writer (Feature Film)
Began theatrical career as an actor with a Swedish-speaking theater in Turku, Finland at age 16
Technically a Russian citizen, fled to Sweden from Finland in order to avoid being drafted into Russian army
Acted in small roles in Swedish theater
Returned to Finland to join Swedish Theatre in Helsinki
Became artistic manager of the Lilla Teatern, a small theater in Stockholm where he made his debut as a stage director
Joined Svenska Biograf (later Svensk Filmindustri) studios; directed, wrote and acted in first feature film, "Mor och dotter/Mother and Daughter"
Served as first artistic director of avant-garde Lorensberg Theatre in Gothenburg
Became a Swedish citizen in July 1921
Arrived in USA (July)
US film debut, "Hotel Imperial"
Returned to Sweden (December)
Presented show, "Broadway", at Oscar Theater in Stockhom