Belgian actors who deceased in 1970

Here are 3 famous actors from Belgium died in 1970:

Jack Sels

Jack Sels (January 29, 1922 Berchem-March 21, 1970 Antwerp) also known as Jean Jacques Sels or Jean-Jacques Sels was a Belgian saxophonist, actor, film score composer and composer.

Jack Sels was a prominent figure in the Belgian jazz scene in the 1940s and 1950s, performing with numerous well-respected musicians such as Toots Thielemans and Bobby Jaspar. He also appeared as an actor in several Belgian films and composed scores for films and television programs. In addition to his work as a musician and composer, Sels was a respected teacher and mentor, helping to cultivate the next generation of Belgian jazz talent. Sadly, he died at the young age of 48, leaving behind a legacy of musical innovation and creative excellence.

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Fernand Gravey

Fernand Gravey (December 25, 1905 Ixelles-November 2, 1970 Paris) also known as Fernand Mertens, Fernand Gravet or Fernand Maurice Noël Mertens was a Belgian actor.

Gravey began his acting career in Paris in the 1920s after studying engineering in Belgium. He rose to prominence in the 1930s, starring in French and Hollywood films, and became known for his charming leading roles in romantic comedies. He appeared in over 70 films during his career, including "Les Misérables" (1934), "The Glass Key" (1942), and "That Night in Rio" (1941).

Gravey also acted in stage productions, including the French version of "My Fair Lady" in the 1960s. He was a popular radio personality in France and authored several books, including an autobiography titled "Les Passions d'un homme."

During World War II, Gravey joined the French Resistance and was later awarded the Croix de Guerre for his efforts. He passed away in Paris in 1970 at the age of 64.

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Fernand Crommelynck

Fernand Crommelynck (November 19, 1886 Paris-March 17, 1970 Saint-Germain-en-Laye) a.k.a. Crommelynck was a Belgian playwright, actor and screenwriter. He had four children, Piero Crommelynck, Milan Crommelynck, Aldo Crommelynck and Jean Crommelynck.

Crommelynck was part of the Belgian avant-garde movement and his most famous play, "The Magnificent Cuckold", was widely celebrated for its dark humor and surreal elements. He also worked as a screenwriter and collaborated with French filmmaker Jean Renoir on several films. Crommelynck was known for his love of art and his close friendships with many famous artists of the time, including Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró. He lived in France for most of his life and was awarded the Legion of Honour for his contributions to French culture. In his later years, he suffered from Alzheimer's disease and died at the age of 83.

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