Dutch actors who deceased in 1959

Here are 3 famous actors from Netherlands died in 1959:

Johan Valk

Johan Valk (November 18, 1898 Amsterdam-April 27, 1959 Amsterdam) was a Dutch actor.

He started his career in theater and made his film debut in 1934 with the film "Merijntje Gijzen's Youth". He went on to act in over 50 films in his career, including "Dood Water" (1934), "Om de oude wereldzee" (1937), and "De Vliegende Hollander" (1957).

Valk was also a passionate painter and exhibited his works in several exhibitions. He was also known for his work as a voiceover actor and a radio announcer. Valk was married twice and had two children. He passed away at the age of 60 in Amsterdam.

In addition to his successful career in acting and painting, Johan Valk was also involved in the Dutch resistance during World War II. He used his acting skills to help hide Jewish families and individuals from the Nazis, and he also worked to spread anti-German propaganda through his radio broadcasts. Valk's involvement in the resistance put his own life in danger, but he saw it as his duty to fight against the tyranny of the Nazi regime. Despite the risks, he continued his resistance work until the end of the war. Today, Johan Valk is remembered as both a talented actor and a brave and dedicated member of the resistance movement.

Louis Gimberg

Louis Gimberg (November 17, 1880 Holland-April 1, 1959) also known as Louis Thomas van Drielin Gimberg was a Dutch actor. He had one child, John van Dreelen.

Gimberg began his acting career working in the Netherlands before migrating to the United States. He appeared in over 60 films throughout his career, including "The Pride of the Yankees" (1942), "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers" (1946), and "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949). Gimberg also appeared in several popular television series, such as "The Lone Ranger", "The Cisco Kid", and "The Adventures of Superman". Despite his prolific career, Gimberg is perhaps best known for his role in the 1940 film "Rebecca", directed by Alfred Hitchcock. He played the character of Ben, the loyal servant to Maxim de Winter. Gimberg passed away on April 1, 1959, in Woodland Hills, California.

Gimberg began his acting career on stage in various productions in Amsterdam, which eventually led him to join a theatrical troupe that toured across Europe. In the late 1920s, he decided to immigrate to the United States, where he continued to work in the theater before transitioning into film. He was able to secure contracts with major studios such as MGM and Paramount Pictures during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Aside from his acting career, Gimberg was a multitalented performer who also worked as a director, writer, and producer. In the 1950s, he became interested in the emerging medium of television and began working on several TV shows. In addition to his son John, Gimberg had a daughter named Elisabeth that also worked in the entertainment industry.

Frits Bouwmeester

Frits Bouwmeester (November 17, 1885 Netherlands-November 17, 2014 Netherlands) also known as Frits Bouwmeester jr. was a Dutch actor.

Bouwmeester was born into a family of actors and made his stage debut at the age of six. He went on to have a successful career in both theater and film, appearing in numerous productions throughout the Netherlands. He was known for his versatility, able to play a wide range of characters from comic to tragic. Over the course of his career, Bouwmeester was awarded numerous awards including the Dutch Royal Knighthood in 1953. He passed away in the Netherlands at the age of 98, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most accomplished actors of his time.

Bouwmeester was a prominent figure in the Dutch performing arts scene during the early 20th century. He often collaborated with other famous Dutch actors of the era, such as Albert van Dalsum and Esther de Boer-van Rijk. In addition to his work on stage and screen, Bouwmeester was also active in the Dutch resistance during World War II, providing aid and shelter to those in need. After the war, he continued to act in numerous productions and mentored many young actors. Despite his long and successful career, Bouwmeester remained humble and dedicated to his craft until the end of his life. Today, he is remembered as a beloved figure in Dutch entertainment history.

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