- Category : 1912-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 4
Norwegian playwright, songwriter, and illustrator known for his books, plays, and musicals for children.
Egner is particularly known for his books Karius og Baktus (1949), Klatremus og de andre dyrene i Hakkebakkeskogen (1953) and Folk og røvere i Kardemommeby (1955, translated 1976). The latter two were made into successful musicals. Egner also illustrated his own books.
In 1937 Egner married Annie Eliassen, with whom he had four children.
Egner died on 24 December 1990 in Oslo of a massive heart attack. He was 78.