Abraham Bueno de Mesquita

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Abraham Bueno de Mesquita

Birthplace: Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Death: Died in Lelystad, Lelystad, Flevoland, The Netherlands
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Son of Jacob Bueno de Mesquita and Margaretha de Swarte
Husband of Marga Bueno de Mesquita
Father of <private> Bueno de Mesquita and <private> Stroeve (Bueno de Mesquita)
Brother of Meijer Bueno de Mesquita; Catharina Bueno de Mesquita; Jozef Bueno de Mesquita and Sara Bueno de Mesquita

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About Abraham Bueno de Mesquita

Abraham ('Appie') Bueno de Mesquita (Amsterdam, July 23, 1918 — Lelystad, August 19, 2005), commonly known under his stage name Bueno de Mesquita was a Dutch comedian, actor and stage artist, well known for his ability to make funny faces.

His comical talents literally saved his life. In World War II, the (Sephardi) Jewish Bueno de Mesquita was imprisoned in the Dossin Barracks in Mechelen, Belgium, and was scheduled to be deported to Auschwitz. However, the camp commander was looking for musicians. His ability to even play a one string cello combined with his mimical talents saved him. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Bueno_de_Mesquita

Bueno de Mesquita was one of the first television artists, as early as 1952, Bueno de Mesquita appeared on television as a comedian. In the 1960s, he made many shows with Rita Corita, both on television, and in theaters. In 1968, he started working with Rudi Carrell on German television, which he continued doing for 13 seasons. Since his name was hard to pronounce for many Germans, in Germany, he was known as the small one, with the moustache. He has stated that his success in making Germans laugh sometimes felt as a small revenge.

Beside working with Rita Corita and Rudi Carrell, he also worked a lot with the Mounties, both on television and the theaters.

Bueno de Mesquita has written an autobiography, Cello met één snaar (Cello with one string).

Bueno de Mesquita died in the night from August 18 to August 19, 2005, in his hometown Lelystad, aged 87, after a long battle with lung cancer and brain tumor.

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Abraham Bueno de Mesquita's Timeline

July 23, 1918
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
August 19, 2005
Age 87
Lelystad, Lelystad, Flevoland, The Netherlands