Johannes Heesters

1903 - 2011

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Johan Marius Nicolaas Heesters (5 December 1903 – 24 December 2011), known professionally as Johannes Heesters, was a Dutch actor of stage, television and film, as well as a vocalist of numerous recordings and performer on the concert stage with a career dating back to the 1920s. He worked as an actor until his death and was one of the oldest performing entertainers in history, performing shortly before his death at the age of 108. Heesters was almost exclusively active in the German-speaking world from the mid-1930s and became a film star in Nazi Germany, which later led to controversy in his native country. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johannes Heesters has received more than 203,816 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Johannes Heesters is the 934th most popular actor (up from 974th in 2019), the 199th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 218th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Actor.

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  • 51

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  • 2.44

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  • 5.57

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Among actors, Johannes Heesters ranks 934 out of 9,996Before him are Gal Gadot, Thomas Haden Church, María Félix, Richard Jenkins, Adrien Brody, and Jerry Stiller. After him are Angela Bassett, Eva Mendes, Lilli Palmer, Marisa Pavan, Patrick Dempsey, and Paul Muni.

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Among people born in 1903, Johannes Heesters ranks 76Before him are Louis Leakey, Bob Hope, Mikhail Kalatozov, Werner Ostendorff, Vladimir Bartol, and Lou Gehrig. After him are Yevgeny Mravinsky, Benjamin Spock, Sadegh Hedayat, Joan Robinson, Evelyn Waugh, and Werner Best. Among people deceased in 2011, Johannes Heesters ranks 71Before him are Ante Marković, Aristides Pereira, William Lipscomb, Cy Twombly, Gunter Sachs, and Itamar Franco. After him are Tom Gehrels, Sergei Bagapsh, Yelena Bonner, Valentin Ivanov, Harold Garfinkel, and Jack Kevorkian.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Johannes Heesters ranks 199 out of 1,427Before him are Tiësto (1969), Maarten Tromp (1598), Fanny Blankers-Koen (1918), Johann Adam Reincken (1643), Corry Brokken (1932), and Peter Bosz (1963). After him are Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527), Johan Jongkind (1819), Joan Blaeu (1596), Gerard 't Hooft (1946), Salomon van Ruysdael (1602), and Nicolaes Tulp (1593).

Among ACTORS In Netherlands

Among actors born in Netherlands, Johannes Heesters ranks 5Before him are Rutger Hauer (1944), Sylvia Kristel (1952), Famke Janssen (1964), and Jeroen Krabbé (1944). After him are Carel Struycken (1948), Nina Foch (1924), Fons Rademakers (1920), Carice van Houten (1976), Herman van Veen (1945), Derek de Lint (1950), and Maruschka Detmers (1962).

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