|Role Film actor|
Name Kjeld Petersen
|Years active 1945-1962|
|Born 1 July 1920 (1920-07-01) Copenhagen, Denmark|
Died May 24, 1962, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Awards Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Movies Den gronne elevator, Pigen og vandpytten, Vi er allesammen tossede, Somaend og svigermodre, Reptilicus
Similar People Dirch Passer, Preben Kaas, Lars Ranthe, Erik Balling, Bent Christensen
Cause of death Myocardial infarction
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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.