Vanja Drach (1 February 1932 – 6 September 2009)[1] was a Croatian theatre and film actor.

Vanja Drach
Born(1932-02-01)1 February 1932
Died6 September 2009(2009-09-06) (aged 77)
Zagreb, Croatia
Years active1958–2009

His film and television credits include H-8, Lud, zbunjen, normalan, Gospa, Charuga, Kapelski kresovi, Nikola Tesla, Svjedoci.

Between 1957 up to his retirement in 1998, he acted in the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, apart from the period 1975–81 when he was member of the troupe Teatar u gostima. In 2005 he received the Vladimir Nazor Award for lifetime achievement in theatre.[2]

In 2005, Vanja Drach was operated for a tumor on his vocal cords, but eventually the cancer spread to his lungs.[3] He died in the Clinical Hospital "Jordanovac", a respiratory disease clinic (today part of the University Hospital Centre).


  1. ^ "Preminuo glumac Vanja Drach, glumac lika dr. Điđimilovića". (in Croatian). 6 September 2009. Retrieved 3 October 2009.
  2. ^ "In memoriam - Vanja Drach" (in Croatian). Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Preminuo Vanja Drach - Moj Film" (in Croatian). Slavonski Brod: Moj Film - Hrvatski filmski portal. 6 September 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2010.

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