Aart Staartjes

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Staartjes in 1967

Aart Staartjes (1 March 1938 – 12 January 2020) was a Dutch actor, director, television presenter and documentary maker. He was born in Nieuwendam, Amsterdam. He is best known for his role as Meneer Aart on Sesamstraat, the Dutch co-production of Sesame Street. Staartjes also presented the yearly arrival of Sinterklaas in the Netherlands.

On 10 January 2020, Staartjes was injured in a car accident. Two days later, he died of his injuries in Groningen. He was 81.[1]

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  1. "Tv-maker en Sesamstraat-icoon Aart Staartjes na ongeluk overleden" (in Dutch). NOS. 12 January 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2020.

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