Dutch actress Truus Dekker passed away on January 8 at the age of 99. Producer Ellen Jens, who was friends with her, announced this on Friday. Dekker was best known for the roles she played in the television series of Wim T. Schippers. She died in her sleep.
In the 1990s, the actress played the role of Nel van der Hoed-Smulders in the series ‘We are home again’ for fifty episodes. In the eighties she played the role of Loes de Wilde in ‘In search of Jolanda’, another series by Schippers. For a long time she could also be seen as the mother of Jaap Kooiman in the KRO hit ‘When happiness was very normal’.
Dekker graduated from drama school in 1946. She started her acting career in the 1950s and 1960s with the Dutch Comedy and regularly worked for radio and television programs.
The actress also played small roles in cinema hits such as ‘Turkish Fruit’, ‘Soldaat van Oranje’ and ‘Spetters’. After her retirement, Dekker sometimes played supporting roles in hit series such as ‘Dokter Deen’, ‘Flikken Maastricht’ and ‘De Co-assistent’. Her last TV role was in 2013, in the series ‘Doctor Tinus’.