October 26, 1916 - January 13, 2015 Robert Boon, Actor, born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, passed away, peacefully, after a heroic struggle with medical challenges, in West Hills Hospital, CA, at the age of 98. Robert Boon was a member of the Motion Picture Academy for over 50 years and for a number of years a member of the Foreign language Nominating Committee. He appeared as an actor in well known movies, and productions. Just one day short of making that long anticipated move to the Motion Picture and Television Fund Home in Woodland Hills, Robert left a long and colorful life. In 1943 Robert Boon volunteered for the Netherlands India oil battalion, went for training to the USA, and from there to Australia. Attached to the Australian Army he joined for the invasion of Borneo and after VJ day, went to Java and Sumatra and then back to the Netherlands. While studying in Amsterdam he got interested in theatre, but because of financial necessity left for Curacao to work for BPM (Shell Oil), in the Dutch West Indies where he joined a "Little Theatre" co. and did work for the local radio station as an actor and writer. Robert first landed in NYC where he quickly found work in Radio / Live T.V. He soon settled in Los Angeles in 1947, and worked in his first movie "Berlin Express". Robert would be working in Films /TV right into his eighties. His Family and all of his Friends, who had the privilege to share his Friendship, humor and stories, will truly miss him. His ashes will be scattered/Ocean. A Celebration of Roberts' life with Family and Friends will be hosted by one of his Friends, Ans E.,in July 2015. Info at 310-398 0824. Visit Online Guestbook | WWW.legacy.com | http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0095474/
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Published in Los Angeles Times from Jan. 24 to Jan. 26, 2015.