Iván Petrovich

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Iván Petrovich
Born Svetislav Petrović
(1894-01-01)1 January 1894
Újvidék, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (now Novi Sad, Serbia)
Died 18 October 1962(1962-10-18) (aged 68)
Munich, West Germany
Occupation Actor
Years active 1918–1962

Iván Petrovich (Serbian Cyrillic: Иван Петровић; 1 January 1894 – 18 October 1962) was a Serbian-born German film actor and singer.


Born Svetislav Petrović (Светислав Петровић) in Austria-Hungary into a Serbian family, he entered the film business at the end of World War I. In the 1920s he made several Hollywood silent films for director Rex Ingram, including The Magician, The Garden of Allah and The Three Passions. He starred opposite Ingram's wife, actress Alice Terry, in all three pictures. To his early work belong Die Dame mit den Sonnenblumen, Homo immanis and Der Stern von Damaskus. He lived and worked in Berlin after World War I.

With his singing talent, Petrovich made a successful transition to talking pictures. To his well-known films of this time belong Die Fledermaus, Der Feldherrnhügel, and Die Nacht der Entscheidung.


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