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Johannes Heesters

Johannes HeestersAKA Johan Marius Nicolaas Heesters

Born: 5-Dec-1903
Birthplace: Amersfoort, Netherlands
Died: 24-Dec-2011
Location of death: Starnberg, Germany
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Singer

Nationality: Netherlands
Executive summary: Dutch/German film actor

Reportedly, Adolf Hitler's favorite actor. Despite a long and successful career, mostly working in Germany, he remained controversial in other European nations for performing for Nazi soldiers at Dachau in 1941. Heesters, who died in 2011 at the age of 108, said he was "gullible, credulous and naive", and had no idea what was going on inside German concentration camps. Then again, he also said Hitler was "a good guy".

Wife: Wiesje Ghijs (m. 1930, d. 1985, two daughters)
Daughter: Wiesje Ghijs
Daughter: Nicole Heesters
Wife: Simone Rethel (actress, b. 1949, m. 1991)

    Traveled to Nazi Germany 1935

    Otto: Der Film (18-Jul-1985)

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