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  • Born

    1 March 1926

  • Born In

    Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States

  • Died

    13 October 2004 (aged 78)

Erik Bye (Kjempen) was one of the most important figures in norwegian Tv and radio. He was acutally born in New York and later moved back to Norway where he started working in the national broadcasting corporation (NRK). He had an extensive education which stretched over English, journalism and dramaturgy.

While doing an incredible job for NRK traveling around and reporting, he also raised money for a Norwegian coastal rescue service (redningsselskapet). He also started recording tunes he learned on his journeys around the country and the world. This resulted in many recordings . Erik Bye was voted to be the 3'd most important Norwegian citizen of all time in 2005. He died in 2004.

He will always be known for the humour and radiation of positive energy.

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