Danish pianist and humorist Victor Borge becomes the latest prominent figure to grace the tail of Norwegian’s aircraft. The beloved Danish entertainer will be featured on one of the airline’s long-haul 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
The airline is known for its “Tail fin heroes”; prominent individuals who represent Scandinavian and International culture through the arts and sciences, or made other significant cultural and historical contributions.
Victor Borge (1909-2000) was a unique talent; a classical pianist who became known for his masterful performances, intermixed with a gentle humour.
“We are very proud to once again feature a large Danish personality on the tail-fin of one of our 787 Dreamliners, says Daniel Kirchhoff, communications chief for Norwegian in Denmark. “ Victor Borge was a fantastic pianist and entertainer and was beloved both in Denmark and in the USA, where he lived a large portion of his life. Norwegian flies to eight American destinations in all, including New York, where Victor Borge had great success with his one-man-show. We are really pleased that now Victor Borge gets a chance to visit his second home where he had such great success.”
Victor Borges’ daughter Janet was happy to learn that her father would feature as one of the prominent figures who are memorialised on Norwegian’s livery.
“The family is thankful that Norwegian has chosen to commemorate Victor Borge in this way. He dedicated himself to make his public very happy around the world and is considered, in Denmark and the whole of Scandinavia, as an ambassador of joy. This tribute will be a memorial to all of the many contributions of one of the icons of the 20th century,” she said.
Among the other prominent Danes featured as Norwegian’s Tail fin heroes are Karen Blixen (1885-1962) on whose memoirs the film ‘Out of Africa’ was based, renown Danish philosopher and the father of existentialism, Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), and of course Danish author and poet Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), world-famous for his children’s stories “The Snow Queen,” “Thumbelina,” “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Steadfast Tin Soldier,” “The Little Match Girl,” and “The Little Mermaid.”