Dutch actors who deceased at age 52

Here are 2 famous actors from Netherlands died at 52:

Ischa Meijer

Ischa Meijer (February 14, 1943 Amsterdam-February 14, 1995 Amsterdam) a.k.a. Meijer, Ischa, Israël Chaïm Meijer or Ischa was a Dutch journalist, actor, writer, presenter and author. He had one child, Jessica Meijer.

Ischa Meijer was known for his controversial style of journalism and his interviews with high-profile figures from politics, literature, and the arts. He began his career as an actor in the 1960s before transitioning to journalism in the 1970s. Meijer became a household name in the Netherlands in the 1980s thanks to his radio program, "In Ischa's Persoonlijke Domein" (In Ischa's Personal Domain) and his show "I.S.C.H.A." on Dutch television. He also published several books, including "Een Dik Uur Ischa" (An Hour and a Bit with Ischa), which was a compilation of his radio interviews. Meijer passed away on his 52nd birthday due to a heart attack.

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Lou Tellegen

Lou Tellegen (November 26, 1881 Sint-Oedenrode-October 29, 1934 Hollywood) also known as Isidore Louis Bernard Edmon van Dommelen, Lou-Tellegen, Lon Tillegin, Isidor Van Dameler or Isadore Louis Bernard van Dommelem was a Dutch screenwriter, film director and actor.

He died in suicide.

Tellegen first gained fame as a stage actor in Europe and America, performing in various countries such as France, Germany, and Belgium. He eventually made his way to Hollywood in the 1910s and starred in films such as "The Third Degree" (1926) and "The Cat and the Canary" (1927). In addition to his acting career, Tellegen also wrote and directed several films, including "The Winding Stair" (1925) and "Pleasure Buyers" (1925).

Despite his success in Hollywood, Tellegen struggled with personal issues, including financial troubles and a tumultuous love life. He had multiple marriages and relationships with famous actresses of the time, such as Geraldine Farrar and Nazimova. In 1934, Tellegen tragically took his own life by jumping from a building in Hollywood. His life and career were the inspiration for the fictional character of Rodolphe in the novel "The Day of the Locust" by Nathanael West.

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