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Inger Jacobsen

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Inger Jacobsen
Inger Jacobsen at the
Eurovision Song Contest 1962
Background information
Born(1923-10-13)13 October 1923
OriginOslo, Norway
Died21 July 1996(1996-07-21) (aged 72)

Inger Jacobsen (13 October 1923 in Oslo – 21 July 1996 in Oslo) was a Norwegian singer and actress, known internationally for her participation in the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest.


Jacobsen made her first recordings during World War II and became a popular singer and actress in the post-war period, appearing often on television and radio, and in films and stage productions, until shortly before her death. From 1976 she was a member of the travelling Riksteateret. Her best-known record is " Frøken Johansen og jeg", which topped the Norwegian chart in 1960.[1]

Eurovision Song Contest

In 1962, Jacobsen entered the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix (the national Eurovision selection), and was chosen to represent the country at the seventh Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Kom sol, kom regn" ("Come Sun, Come Rain").[2] The contest was held in Luxembourg City on 18 March, where "Kom sol, kom regn" finished in joint tenth place of the 16 entries, having picked up just two votes, both from the French jury.[3][4]

Jacobsen later made two more unsuccessful attempts in Melodi Grand Prix; in 1964, she came fourth with "Hvor" ("Where") while her 1971 entry "India" finished an ignominious last of the 12 songs.[5][6]


Jacobsen was known to be a private individual who avoided the world of celebrity and preferred to keep details of her personal life out of the public eye. She died of cancer on 21 July 1996, aged 72.[7]


Awards and achievements Preceded byNora Brockstedtwith "Sommer i Palma" Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 1962 Succeeded byAnita Thallaugwith "Solvherv"
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