Juraj Dević

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Croatian pre-WW2 actor working in Split and Zagreb (b. November 24, 1869 in Split — d. April 11, 1930 in Zagreb).

Dević began his theatrical career in 1891 as member of a traveling troupe. In 1893, he joined the ensemble of the Croatian National Theater (Zagreb) while it performed in Split. For several decades, he played mostly minor roles in dramatic plays, operas, operettas, and at first even ballet. As a cabaret performer, however, he gained great popularity, writing and publishing numerous comic sketches and plays. He also translated several opera and operetta librettos into Croatian.

After retiring from the stage in 1927, Dević served as Art Director ("umjetnički ravnatelj") with the Edison Bell Penkala Ltd. Zagreb company (1927-1930). In his position, he recorded and preserved several cabaret acts that would otherwise have been lost.
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Singles & EPs

53763, 53764 Juraj Dević - Putnik / Dalmatin album art Juraj Devič* Putnik / Dalmatin(Shellac, 10") A.B.C. Grand Record, A.B.C. Grand Record 53763, 53764 Austria-Hungary 1910 Sell This Version
E1471 Juraj Dević - Kućni Duet Poslije Dva Sata U Noći / Umorstvo U Hotelu album art Juraj Dević Kućni Duet Poslije Dva Sata U Noći / Umorstvo U Hotelu Columbia E1471 USA & Canada 1917 Sell This Version
E1469 Juraj Dević - Prizor U Gostioni / Jurek Cmok O Americi album art Juraj Dević Prizor U Gostioni / Jurek Cmok O Americi(Shellac, 10", RP) Columbia E1469 USA & Canada 1920 Sell This Version
1022-F Juraj Dević - Slavonska Svadba / Krstenje Mošta album art Juraj Devič* Slavonska Svadba / Krstenje Mošta(Shellac, 10", RP) Columbia 1022-F US 1928 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

SZ 1350 Juraj Dević - Joža Pl. Tulec Na Straži album art A. Cilić* I J. Dević* A. Cilić* I J. Dević* - Joža Pl. Tulec Na Straži(Shellac, 8") Edison Bell Radio SZ 1350 Yugoslavia 1928 Sell This Version
SZ 1341 Juraj Dević - Štucavica / Ona Ga Je Vgrizla album art J. Dević*, A. Cilić*, M. Radmanović* J. Dević*, A. Cilić*, M. Radmanović* - Štucavica / Ona Ga Je Vgrizla(Shellac, 8") Edison Bell Radio SZ 1341 Yugoslavia 1929 Sell This Version
MZ1076 Juraj Dević - Alpsko Jodlanje / Tajanstveno Pismo album art Hay Funkay Maharadža, A. Grund, Juraj Dević Hay Funkay Maharadža, A. Grund, Juraj Dević - Alpsko Jodlanje / Tajanstveno Pismo(Shellac, 6") Edison Bell Penkala Baby MZ1076 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version