Kjeld Petersen

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Kjeld Petersen
Born (1920-07-01)1 July 1920
Copenhagen, Denmark
Died 24 May 1962(1962-05-24) (aged 41)
Frederiksberg, Denmark
Cause of death Myocardial infarction
Occupation Actor
Years active 1945-1962

Kjeld Petersen (1 July 1920 – 24 May 1962) was a Danish film and stage actor. He appeared in 41 films between 1945 and 1962, and also enjoyed successes as dramatic stage actor and revue comedian, particularly in a crazy comedy duo with Dirch Passer lasting through the 1950s to his death.

He was born in Copenhagen and died in Frederiksberg, Denmark, suffering a stroke in his home following a successful opening performance at the ABC Theatre in which he performed alongside Passer.

In the 2011 Danish Dirch Passer biopic A Funny Man, Petersen was depicted by Lars Ranthe. A 2013 Danmarks Radio documentary series presented Petersen as one of the "Fantastic Four" of Danish comedy, along with Passer, Jørgen Ryg and Preben Kaas.[1]



  1. ^ "Ny serie om komikkens konger på DR K". Retrieved 2013-12-25. 

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