Here are 3 famous actors from Belgium died in 1986:
Samy Szlingerbaum (November 27, 2014-November 27, 1986) was a Belgian film director, screenwriter, actor, cinematographer and film editor.
He is best known for his work in the Belgian film industry during the 1930s and 1940s. Szlingerbaum was born in Antwerp, Belgium and grew up in a Jewish family. He began his career in the film industry as an actor, but later transitioned into directing and other creative roles behind the camera.
Szlingerbaum directed several films in the Yiddish language, which were popular among Jewish audiences in Belgium and other countries. Some of his notable films include "Di Galitsyaner Khupe" (The Galician Wedding) and "Hotel Imperial," which received critical acclaim for their innovative storytelling and cinematography.
During World War II, Szlingerbaum and his family were forced to flee Belgium to escape persecution by the Nazis. They spent several years in hiding before eventually being discovered and deported to Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944. Sadly, Szlingerbaum did not survive the Holocaust and was tragically murdered at the age of 51.
Despite his relatively short career, Szlingerbaum's contributions to the Belgian film industry were significant and his legacy continues to inspire filmmakers today.
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Richard Abbott (May 22, 1899 Antwerp-June 1, 1986 New York City) a.k.a. Simon Vandenberg was a Belgian actor.
Abbott began his acting career in the Belgian theater before moving on to film in the 1920s. He is best known for his work in Hollywood, where he appeared in over 100 films including "The Big Lift" (1950) and "The Man with the Golden Arm" (1955).
During World War II, Abbott was active in the Belgian resistance and subsequently fled to London before emigrating to the United States. In addition to his acting career, he was also a talented linguist and fluent in five languages.
Abbott was married twice and had one child. He passed away in New York City at the age of 87.
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Charles Janssens (June 8, 1906 Borgerhout-August 23, 1986 Antwerp) was a Belgian actor.
He began his career in the 1930s and appeared in numerous films and theater productions in Belgium and the Netherlands. Janssens was known for his range as an actor, portraying both comedic and dramatic roles with equal skill. He also had a career as a voice actor, lending his distinctive voice to dubbing foreign films into Dutch. In addition to his work in film, Janssens was also a respected stage actor, performing in several productions at the Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg in Antwerp. His contributions to Belgian cinema and theater were recognized with the Order of the Crown, one of the highest honors in the country.
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