Johannes Heesters, Hein Simons

Johannes Heesters, Hein Simons

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With an astounding 85-year career as a professional entertainer, Dutch actor and singer Johannes Heesters, who turned 103 years old in 2007, may well be the oldest active performer on the planet. He was born Johan Marius Nicolaas Heesters on December 5, 1903, in Amersfoort, Netherlands, and by his 16th birthday had made the decision to devote his life to the stage. He made his stage debut in 1921 and took the leap to films three years later. As a singer he specialized initially ... Read more

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