Belgian actors who deceased in 1987

Here are 3 famous actors from Belgium died in 1987:

Robert Lussac

Robert Lussac (July 6, 1902 Antwerp-December 5, 1987 Deurne, Belgium) also known as Robert Timmermans, Bob Storm, Lussac or Robert Guillaume Laurent Timmermans was a Belgian actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter and television director.

He began his career as an actor in the 1920s appearing in French and German films. In the 1930s, he moved to Hollywood and appeared in several American films. In the 1940s, he returned to Belgium and started directing and producing films. One of his most notable works was the 1950 film "Maternité clandestine," which was based on the true story of a young unwed mother who was forced to give up her child for adoption.

Lussac also directed several documentary films and worked in television during the 1950s, directing and producing popular TV shows such as "Au bon coeur" and "Le saviez-vous?". He continued working in the film industry until his death in 1987, having directed over 50 films and produced over 70 films. He was a prominent figure in the Belgian film industry and played a significant role in shaping its development.

Lussac was born to a family of actors and performers and was interested in acting from a young age. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and later in Paris. He made his film debut in 1924 in the French film "Ménilmontant" directed by Dimitri Kirsanoff. He went on to appear in several popular French films such as "Le bal" (1931) and "La croix des autres" (1932).

In 1933, Lussac moved to Hollywood and appeared in several American films such as "The Phantom of Crestwood" (1932) and "The Most Dangerous Game" (1932). He also worked as a dialogue coach for French-speaking actors in Hollywood. However, he returned to Europe in 1936 due to the political situation in Europe at the time.

After returning to Belgium, Lussac started his own film production company, "Lussac Films", which produced several popular films. In addition to his work in films, Lussac was also a popular television director and producer, and directed several successful TV shows during the 1950s and 1960s.

Lussac was awarded several honors during his career, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film for his 1950 film "Maternité clandestine". In 1974, he was awarded the Order of the Crown by the Belgian government for his contributions to the film industry.

Robert Lussac passed away on December 5, 1987, in Deurne, Belgium, but his legacy in the Belgian film industry continues to be remembered and celebrated to this day.

In addition to his work as a film director and producer, Robert Lussac was also a writer and wrote several screenplays for his own films as well as for other directors. He also wrote several books on the history of cinema and art. Lussac was known for his innovative and experimental approach to filmmaking, which often featured non-linear narratives and unconventional editing techniques. He was also known for his use of natural lighting and location shooting, which gave his films a distinctive look and feel. Lussac was a mentor to many young filmmakers in Belgium and was known for his generosity and willingness to share his knowledge and experience with others. His contribution to the Belgian film industry was recognized by the Belgian government, which established the Robert Lussac Fund in his honor to support young filmmakers in Belgium. The fund provides financial support to young filmmakers, helping them to produce and distribute their films.

Jef Cassiers

Jef Cassiers (July 10, 1929 Antwerp-June 1, 1987 Antwerp) a.k.a. Jozef Cassiers was a Belgian actor and film director.

He was best known for his work in Flemish cinema, having directed several critically acclaimed films, including "Pallieter" and "De Paradijsvogels". Cassiers began his career in theater, but eventually transitioned to film, where he found his true calling as a director. He was known for his innovative camera techniques and complex, character-driven narratives. In addition to his work behind the camera, Cassiers also had a successful career as an actor, appearing in numerous films and television shows throughout his career. He was widely regarded as one of the most important figures in Flemish cinema, and his influence can be seen in the work of many contemporary filmmakers. After his death in 1987, the Jef Cassiers Award was established to recognize exceptional achievement in Flemish cinema.

Cassiers grew up in a family of artists and was exposed to the world of theater and film from an early age. He studied drama at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and began his career in the theater. In the 1950s, he began to focus on film, first as an actor and then as a director. Some of his most notable performances as an actor include the film "Meeuwen sterven in de haven" and the television drama "Het terugkerend ogenblik".

As a director, Cassiers was known for bringing a unique perspective to his films, and he was particularly interested in exploring themes related to identity and human relationships. His film "De paradijsvogels" is a prime example of this, as it tells the story of a young man struggling to come to terms with his sexuality in a conservative society. The film was groundbreaking for its time and is still widely regarded as a classic of Flemish cinema.

In addition to his work in film, Cassiers was also a respected stage director and playwright. He was a founding member of the Antwerp-based theater company "De Tijd" and worked on numerous productions throughout his career.

Today, Jef Cassiers is remembered as one of the most important figures in Flemish cinema, and his contributions to the art form continue to influence filmmakers today. The Jef Cassiers Award, established in his honor, serves as a testament to his lasting legacy.

Cassiers was also known for his collaborations with the celebrated Flemish writer Louis Paul Boon, with whom he worked on several projects, including the film adaptation of Boon's novel "Een Winter aan Zee". Cassiers' work was not limited to the film industry, and he also contributed to the development of television in Belgium, serving as director of the VRT (Flemish Radio and Television Broadcasting Organization) drama department in the 1970s. As a pioneer in the world of television, he was instrumental in shaping the landscape of Flemish television and helped to establish it as an important cultural force. Despite his many achievements, Cassiers' life was cut short when he passed away in 1987 at the age of 57 from cancer. Nevertheless, his legacy lives on, and his contributions to the arts continue to inspire new generations of filmmakers, actors and writers in Belgium and beyond.

Robert Marcel

Robert Marcel (February 24, 1900 Flanders-March 3, 1987 Malle) a.k.a. Robert Houtmans was a Belgian actor.

He began his career in the theater and made his film debut in 1934. Marcel appeared in over 50 films, including "Leuven University," "De Witte" and "Boer Bavo" among others. He was known for playing supporting roles and for his versatility as an actor in both drama and comedy. Outside of acting, Marcel was also a painter and often used his own works as props in his films. He was widely recognized for his contributions to Belgian cinema and was honored with a star on the Boulevard of Fame in Ostend. Marcel passed away in 1987 at the age of 87.

Marcel's acting career spanned over five decades and he worked with many of the top directors and actors in Belgium. He was especially noted for his collaborations with the director Edith Kiel, with whom he worked on several films including "De Bom" in 1969. Marcel was also involved in television and appeared in several popular series during the 1970s.

In addition to his artistic pursuits, Marcel was an avid traveler and often incorporated his experiences into his work. He had a particular fondness for Italy and frequently included Italian themes and motifs in his paintings and films.

Marcel was recognized for his accomplishments with numerous awards throughout his career, including the prestigious Knight of the Order of Leopold. His legacy as a multi-talented artist and accomplished actor has continued to inspire generations of Belgian performers.

Throughout his career, Robert Marcel also worked as a theater director, directing productions in both French and Dutch. He was known for his innovative productions and his ability to blend traditional styles with new techniques. His work was highly praised by critics and he was revered in the theater community for his contributions to Belgian theater.

During World War II, Marcel was forced to flee Belgium and went into hiding in France. He continued to act and paint during this time, but also joined the resistance against the Nazi occupation. His experiences during the war greatly influenced his art and acting, and he often incorporated themes of resistance and resilience in his work.

Marcel was married to actress and fellow painter Hélène Van Herck. The couple often collaborated on projects, with Van Herck contributing her art to Marcel's films and theater productions. They had two children together, both of whom went on to pursue careers in the arts.

In addition to his star on the Boulevard of Fame, Marcel was also honored with a retrospective of his work at the Royal Belgian Film Archive in 2000. His legacy continues to be celebrated in Belgian cinema and theater, and he is remembered as one of the most talented and versatile actors of his time.

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