Dutch actors who deceased in 2008

Here are 4 famous actors from Netherlands died in 2008:

Wannes Van de Velde

Wannes Van de Velde (April 29, 1937 Antwerp-November 10, 2008 Antwerp) a.k.a. Van de Velde, Wannes or Willy Cecile Johannes Van de Velde was a Dutch singer, actor, composer, musician and poet.

Van de Velde was born in Antwerp, Belgium and was known for his folk and blues-inspired music. He often sang in Antwerp dialect and his songs were deeply rooted in Belgian culture and history. His most popular songs include "Ik Wil Deze Nacht in de Straten Verdwalen," "Mijn Mansarde," and "De Brug van Willebroek."

In addition to his music career, Van de Velde also acted on stage and in film. He starred in several productions of the Royal Flemish Theatre and appeared in the film "Mira" in 1971.

During his lifetime, Van de Velde received many awards for his contributions to Belgian culture, including the Golden Sabam Award and the Grand Prize of the City of Antwerp. He is considered one of the most important figures in Flemish culture and his music continues to be loved by many.

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Wik Jongsma

Wik Jongsma (April 4, 1943 Amsterdam-November 7, 2008 The Hague) a.k.a. Wiggert Marten Jongsma was a Dutch actor.

He began his acting career in 1962 with the Dutch theatre group "De Haagsche Comedie" and later appeared in several Dutch television series and films. Jongsma gained national recognition for his performance in the popular television series "Zeg 'ns Aaa" in which he played the character "Dokter van der Ploeg". In addition to his acting career, Jongsma was also a skilled musician and composer, having composed music for several Dutch theatre productions. He was known for his versatile acting skills and had a career that spanned over four decades. Despite his success, Jongsma remained humble and was known for his kind and generous personality.

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Bert André

Bert André (August 6, 1941 Maastricht-May 21, 2008 Antwerp) also known as Hubertus Antonius Gerardus Maria André, Marc André or Bert Andre was a Dutch actor. He had one child, Sandrine André.

Bert André was known for his versatile acting skills and appeared in both Dutch and Belgian films, television series, and theatrical productions. He received critical acclaim for his role in the 1978 film "Het verloren paradijs", which earned him a nomination for the Golden Calf Award for Best Actor. André also had a successful career as a stage actor, performing in numerous productions in both the Netherlands and Belgium. Throughout his career, he worked with many renowned directors and actors, cementing his legacy as a respected and influential figure in Dutch and Belgian cinema. Outside of his acting career, Bert André was also an accomplished painter and sculptor. He passed away at the age of 66 in Antwerp, Belgium, leaving behind a lasting impact on the world of Dutch and Belgian entertainment.

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Nissan Nativ

Nissan Nativ (November 27, 2014 Amsterdam-April 20, 2008 Tel Aviv) was a Dutch actor.

Nativ was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands to Jewish parents who had emigrated from Poland. He studied acting at the Royal Dutch Theatre School and went on to have a successful career on stage, television, and film.

In the 1970s, Nativ moved to Israel and became a prominent figure in the country's budding film industry, appearing in over 40 Israeli films. He was known for his nuanced performances and versatility as an actor, often switching seamlessly between comedic and dramatic roles.

Nativ also received critical acclaim for his work on stage, winning multiple awards for his performances in plays such as "The Homecoming" and "The Taming of the Shrew."

Throughout his career, Nativ remained committed to his Jewish heritage and frequently explored Jewish themes in his work, including the Holocaust and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Despite facing health issues later in life, Nativ continued to act until his passing in 2008 at the age of 93. He is remembered as one of Israel's most beloved actors and a cultural icon in both Israel and the Netherlands.

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