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Bernadotte in Stockholm in June 2013
Gullan Marianne Lindberg
15 July 1924
|Title||Countess of Wisborg|
(m. 1961; d. 2002)
|Children||Robert Gabriel Tchang
Richard Antoine Tchang
Marie Gabrielle Tchang
|Swedish royal family|
Marianne Bernadotte, Countess of Wisborg (born Gullan Marianne Lindberg; 15 July 1924 in Helsingborg, Sweden), is a Swedish actress and philanthropist who in 1961 married Sigvard Bernadotte, a former Prince of Sweden.
She has been noted for her work supporting causes such as dyslexia, physical disabilities, and children's eye care and as a patron of the arts.
Bernadotte studied at The Royal Dramatic Theatre Acting School Dramatens elevskola 1945-1948. After finishing her education, she was an actress as Marianne Lindberg at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm for eleven years.
In 1983 Marianne Bernadotte received a degree in the History of Art at the University of Stockholm. Her academic papers included work on the glass artist and sculptor Edvin Öhrström. Marianne Bernadotte has also been an international representative for Sotheby’s auction house.
In July 2014 she had good reviews after hosting the popular radio show Sommar on her 90th birthday.
As founder of The Sigvard & Marianne Bernadotte Research Foundation for Children’s Eye Care, The International Research Foundation for Children’s Eye Care Inc., The Marianne Bernadotte Scholarship Fund for Prominent Dyslexia Research and Education, and The Marianne & Sigvard Bernadotte Arts Fund, among other civic commitments, she actively supports public and voluntary service.
Bernadotte is Honorary Chairman of The Swedish Dylexia Foundation and Honorary President of The International Rodin Remediation Academy. On her initiative, The Sigvard and Marianne Bernadotte Research Foundation was set up in 1989 for juvenile eye care. She took a similar initiative in establishing an international foundation in New York, and at Karolinska Institutet in , Sweden, she created the Sigvard and Marianne Bernadotte Research Laboratories of Pediatric Ophthalmology. In 1998, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Medicine by that institute.
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