Belgian actors who deceased in 1967

Here are 3 famous actors from Belgium died in 1967:

Jules Raucourt

Jules Raucourt (May 8, 1890 Brussels-January 30, 1967 Los Angeles) also known as Jules Raucort or Raucourt was a Belgian actor.

Throughout his career, Raucourt worked both on stage and on screen. He appeared in more than 50 films, including "The Phantom of the Opera" (1925), "The Count of Monte Cristo" (1934), and "Algiers" (1938). Raucourt was popular for playing villainous roles due to his distinctive facial features and menacing presence.

In addition to his film work, Raucourt was also a successful stage actor. He started his theater career in Belgium before moving to France and eventually the United States. Raucourt performed in a variety of productions from dramas to comedies, sharpening his skills as an actor throughout the years.

Raucourt's international career continued to grow, leading him to Hollywood in the 1930s. Although he acted in many American films, he never gave up his French citizenship. He continued to work on stage and in film until his death in 1967.

Raucourt was born in Brussels, Belgium as Jules-Joseph-Henri Raucourt to a family with a theatrical background. His father was a well-known stage actor and director, and Raucourt's exposure to the world of theater began at a young age. Raucourt began acting in small productions in Belgium before moving to France in his early twenties to pursue his career in the spotlight.

While in France, Raucourt quickly established himself as a talented actor, and his reputation grew steadily. He acted in numerous stage productions in Paris and throughout Europe, often portraying the villainous antagonist. Raucourt's striking features and imposing presence made him a natural fit for these types of roles.

In the late 1920s, Raucourt entered the world of film, and his success on stage easily translated to the big screen. He appeared in several silent films before transitioning to sound pictures, including several Hollywood productions. Raucourt's international recognition continued to rise, and he became a sought-after character actor throughout the 1930s and 1940s.

Aside from his noteworthy acting career, Raucourt also had a reputation as a dedicated philanthropist. He was actively involved in the French Resistance during World War II and helped support numerous charities and humanitarian causes throughout his life.

Raucourt's influence as an actor can still be seen in modern cinema, and his contributions to the entertainment industry continue to be celebrated today.

Fred Engelen

Fred Engelen (December 20, 1912 Antwerp-December 3, 1967 Stuttgart) a.k.a. Alfred Pieter Frederik Lodewijk Engelen was a Belgian actor and film director.

He started his career as an actor in Belgium and later moved to the Netherlands to work in the Dutch film industry. Engelen gained international recognition through his roles in German films such as "Die Feuerzangenbowle" (1944) and "Opfergang" (1944). He also acted in Hollywood films such as "The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel" (1951). In addition to his acting career, Engelen also directed several films such as "Wanted: Live or Dead" (1951), which was shot in Hollywood. Despite his success, Engelen's life was cut short due to his sudden death in 1967 at the age of 54 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Engelen started his acting career in 1933, in the Belgian film "Boefje". He then appeared in many Dutch films such as "Zoo is het leven" (1939) before moving to Germany in 1942, where he starred in Nazi propaganda films such as "Friedemann Bach" (1941) and "Wen die Götter lieben" (1942). Engelen's career took off in Germany, and he was regarded as one of the most popular actors of the time.

After the war, Engelen continued to act in films, but his focus shifted to directing. His directorial debut was the Dutch film "Ciske de Rat" (1955), which became a box office hit. He then directed "Max Havelaar" (1957), adapted from the novel by Multatuli. In 1951, Engelen signed a contract with MGM Studios and directed three films in Hollywood, including "Wanted: Live or Dead" (1951), which starred Lee Marvin.

Engelen was married to the Dutch actress and singer Jenny Arean. They met in the early 1950s while working on the film "Drie Weken Huisknecht" (1951). Despite his successful career, Engelen struggled with alcoholism and died of a heart attack in 1967 while working on a film in Stuttgart, Germany. He was buried in his hometown of Antwerp, Belgium.

George Bruggeman

George Bruggeman (November 1, 1904 Antwerp-June 9, 1967 North Hollywood) also known as Georges Bruggeman was a Belgian actor.

He began his acting career in the 1920s in Europe, appearing in several French and German films before eventually immigrating to the United States in the 1930s. Bruggeman soon established himself in Hollywood as a character actor, known for his ability to portray a wide range of roles, including villains, sidekicks, and authority figures.

He appeared in over 70 films, including "Now Voyager" (1942), "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1945), and "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers" (1946). Bruggeman was also a regular character on the television series "77 Sunset Strip" in the early 1960s.

Outside of his acting career, Bruggeman was a skilled artist and photographer. He also spoke several languages fluently, including French, German, and English.

Bruggeman was born to a Belgian family of Dutch descent in the city of Antwerp in 1904. He grew up in a multilingual household, which likely contributed to his ability to speak several languages later in life. Bruggeman's passion for the arts began at a young age, and he studied painting and sculpture in addition to pursuing his acting career.

During World War II, Bruggeman briefly returned to Europe to serve in the Belgian Army. After the war ended, he resumed his acting career in Hollywood and continued to work steadily until his death in 1967. Bruggeman's versatility as an actor and his dedication to his craft earned him the respect of his peers and the admiration of audiences around the world.

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