Inspiration for Tintin, Palle Huld, Dies at 98
The inspiration for Tintin, Palle Huld, has died. He was 98 and living in a retirement home in Copenhagen.
Huld had appeared in 40 Danish films between 1933 and 2000 and was a stage actor with Denmark’s Royal Theatre. But his other claim to fame was a competition he won in 1928 at the age of 15: a Danish newspaper wanted to send a teenager would-be-reporter around the globe.