Here are 2 famous actors from Netherlands died at 56:
Wim Sonneveld (June 28, 1917 Utrecht-March 8, 1974 Amsterdam) also known as Willem Sonneveld or Willem Benedictus Augustinus Sonneveld was a Dutch singer, actor, cabaret artist and screenwriter.
Considered one of the great Dutch entertainers of the 20th century, Wim Sonneveld became famous for his theatrical performances and humorous acts. He made his debut in 1936 in the cabaret group "De Ronde, Lang en Lommer" and later formed his own group, "De Wim Sonneveld Revue".
Aside from his work in the cabaret scene, Sonneveld also starred in several films and television shows. He was known for his portrayal of diverse characters, ranging from charming men to comic figures.
Sonneveld also had a successful music career and recorded numerous albums, including popular hits like "Aan de Amsterdamse grachten" and "Het dorp".
Although his life was cut short at the age of 56, Wim Sonneveld left an indelible mark on Dutch culture, and his influence can still be seen in modern-day Dutch entertainment.
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Pim Koopman (March 11, 1953 Hilversum-November 23, 2009 Hilversum) also known as Wilhelmus Frederikus (Pim) Koopman was a Dutch actor, drummer, percussionist, musician, music arranger, record producer and film score composer.
He died in myocardial infarction.
Koopman was best known for his work as the drummer and percussionist of the Dutch progressive rock band, Kayak. He joined the band in 1975 and remained a member until the band disbanded in 1982. He then went on to work as a session musician and producer for various artists and bands.
Aside from his music career, Koopman was also an accomplished actor, having appeared in several Dutch television shows and films. He was known for his roles in films such as "Dokter Vlimmen" (1977) and "Lieve jongens" (1980).
Koopman was also a prolific composer, having written music for numerous films and television shows. He was nominated for the Dutch equivalent of a Grammy Award, the Edison Award, for his work on the soundtrack of the film "Een Vlucht Regenwulpen" (1981).
Despite his diverse career, Koopman remained humble and dedicated to his craft. He will always be remembered as a talented musician and multi-faceted artist whose contributions to Dutch music and culture will never be forgotten.
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