From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mikhail Vavich (Russian: Михаил Иванович Вавич) was a Russian actor, operetta and singer. Born 1881 or 1885 in Odessa, Ukraine. Mikhail first performed on stage at St. Petersburg in 1905 in a private operetta of P.V Tumpakov. He received recognition after performing the role of Viscount Cascade in the operetta The Merry Widow by Lehar. In 1918, he emigrated to the United States. He lived and worked in Los Angeles. Periodically, he appeared in operetta. He died on October 5, 1930.