Theisen, Vidar

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Name
Theisen, Vidar Gender: M
Vidar Leif Theisen
born on 5 May 1933 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Oslo, Norway, 59n55, 10e45
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Viktor
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 14°37' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 16°07 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 26°06'



Biography

Norwegian meteorologist, known for his nasal speech and lack of tonal variation during his presentations of the weather forecast. This uncommon speech pattern made him a cult star even after his retirement.

While a student at the University of Oslo, he decided to pursue a career in meteorology and began his education in the field in 1956. In 1980 Theisen began delivering forecasts in the daily news for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), at the time the only television channel in Norway. He quickly became popular amongst viewers for his nasal, monotone, and straightforward delivery of the weather forecasts, which also made him a popular character with comedians. He was often parodied, and famously so by fellow NRK colleague, comedian Trond Kirkvaag.

In 1998 Theisen had his final forecast on television, but he continued working for the Norwegian Meteorological Institute until his retirement in 2001. After his retirement he made the oaccasional guest appearances on both radio and television.

Theisen was married twice. His first wife died in childbirth in 1962, along with their child. He later re-married and had two children, one boy and one girl. He also had several grandchildren. Theisen was a deeply faithful Christian and an active member of his congregation until his death.

In 2002 Theisen was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and thus reduced his workload, devoting his time to faith and family. During his final years he had several complications from the disease and withdrew from the public altogether.

Theisen died on 30 August 2012 from Parkinson's disease, aged 79.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Viktor E. quotes certificate of live birth in hand.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Voice/Speech (Voice nasal, monotone)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Parkinson's
  • Vocation : Science : Other Science (Meteorologist)