Belgian actors who deceased in 1999

Here are 4 famous actors from Belgium died in 1999:

Henri Storck

Henri Storck (September 5, 1907 Ostend-September 17, 1999 Uccle) also known as Henricus Josephus Desiderius or Henry (Henricus Josephus Desiderius) Storck was a Belgian film editor, screenwriter, film director, cinematographer, film producer, actor, author and filmmaker. He had two children, Mary Storck and Siska Storck.

Storck was a pioneer of documentary filmmaking and one of the leading figures of the Belgian film industry. He directed and produced over 70 films, ranging from short documentaries to feature-length films. His films were known for their innovative use of camera techniques and surrealistic imagery.

After studying philosophy and art history at the Catholic University of Louvain, Storck started his career as a film critic for the magazine Cinegraf. He later joined the film production company CEP, where he worked as an assistant director and editor. In 1934, he directed his first short film, "Bergen, Vrede en Vreugde" ("Mountains, Peace and Joy"), which won him critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival.

During World War II, Storck was forced to go into hiding because of his opposition to the Nazi occupation of Belgium. After the war, he founded the film organization CBA (Centre belge de l'audiovisuel), which played a key role in the development of the Belgian documentary film industry.

Storck's most famous films include "Pour Que les Autres Vivent" ("That Others May Live"), a moving account of the work of the Red Cross during the Korean War, and "Les Enfants de Néant" ("Children of the Abyss"), a powerful anti-war film that won the Palme d'Or at the 1953 Cannes Film Festival.

Storck continued to make films well into his 80s, and was recognized with numerous awards and honors for his contributions to the art of filmmaking. He died in 1999 at the age of 92.

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Paul Cammermans

Paul Cammermans (July 10, 1921 Berlaar-January 22, 1999 Zemst) was a Belgian film director and actor.

He started his career as a theater actor and director, but later shifted his focus to filmmaking. Cammermans directed numerous films in his career, including "A Dog of Flanders" (1960) and "The Good Soldier Schweik" (1964).

He was also a founding member of the Belgian film festival, Flanders International Film Festival Ghent, and served as its director from 1974 until 1987. In addition, Cammermans was a professor of film studies at the University of Brussels and authored several books on film theory and history.

Cammermans' contributions to Belgian cinema, both as a director and film scholar, have earned him widespread recognition as a pioneer of the country's film industry.

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Lex Goudsmit

Lex Goudsmit (March 15, 1913 Brussels-December 10, 1999 Amsterdam) a.k.a. Alexandre Joseph Goudsmit or Alexandre Joseph (Lex) Goudsmit was a Belgian actor.

He was best known for his work in Dutch cinema, television and stage productions. Goudsmit started his acting career in 1937, performing in a Dutch production of the play "Two Gentlemen of Verona". He later worked as a theatrical producer, director and writer, and contributed to various Dutch films and TV shows in the 1950s and 60s. Goudsmit's most notable roles came in the 1970s, when he starred in a range of popular Dutch TV shows, including "Dagboek van een Herdershond" and "Kunt u mij de weg naar Hamelen vertellen, mijnheer?". He was also a respected voice actor, lending his vocal talents to a number of classic children's animations, like "The Smurfs" and "Heidi". He was widely regarded as one of the most beloved actors in Dutch entertainment history.

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André Ernotte

André Ernotte (June 3, 1943 Liège-March 8, 1999 New York City) also known as Andre Ernotte or Andre Gilbert Ernotte was a Belgian film director, screenwriter, actor and theatre director.

Ernotte's passion for the arts began at a young age, and he studied film at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle in Brussels. He later moved to France to work with film legends such as Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut. In 1971, he made his directorial debut with the film "Le Zèbre" starring Thierry Lhermitte and Caroline Cellier. He went on to direct several other films including "Le Dernier Civil" and "Escalier C."

In addition to his work in film, Ernotte was also a respected theatre director, co-founding the avant-garde Théâtre de la Jacquerie in Belgium. He directed plays throughout Europe and the United States, and served as the artistic director of the Théâtre de la Commune in Aubervilliers, France in the 1980s.

Ernotte tragically passed away in 1999 at the age of 55 due to complications from AIDS. However, his contributions to the world of film and theatre continue to inspire future generations of artists.

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