Lennart Bjorck, International Film Executive, Dies at 91

Lennart Bjorck - Publicity - S 2016
Courtesy of Lars Bjorck

Lennart Bjorck - Publicity - S 2016

He worked for Paramount, Columbia Pictures, Cinerama and Avco Embassy before launching his own company.

Lennart Bjorck, who lived and worked around the world as an executive for several film companies, died March 28 at his home in Morro Bay, Calif., his son Lars said. He was 91.

A native of Stockholm, Sweden, Bjorck became a U.S. citizen and landed his first job as general manager with Paramount Pictures in Puerto Rico in 1947. He married Grete Aarbol in June 1950, and they lived in Chile, Peru and then Tokyo, where he started with Columbia Pictures in 1964.

Bjorck then worked for Cinerama in Madrid, Spain, and, for six years, for Avco Embassy in Paris.

He returned to Stockholm to launch his own business, and in 1975, he came to Los Angeles and formed Bjorck Film Corp., which represented international distributors, working closely with his son. Lars now heads the Bjorck Film Alliance.

Bjorck, who spoke five languages, spent the past two decades living in Morro Bay. His wife died in September.

In addition to his son, survivors include his daughter Liselotte, grandchildren Camilla, Miro, Listel and Kaj and great-grandchild Clarke-Greta.