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Hans Boskamp (RIP).

Hans Boskamp (May 12th, 1932 - March 21st, 2011) was a Dutch actor & former association footballer who dubbed OSCAR THE GROUCH on Sesamstraat, the Dutch co-production of SESAME STREET.

Boskamp performed in several well known Dutch TV series & movies, including Oppassen!!!, Floris, & Turkish Delight from director Paul Verhoeven.

He was also a very good friend of John Lennon. When both Lennon & Yoko Ono wanted to protest against the Vietnam War, Hans Boskamp suggested the idea to hold their first of 2 Bed-Ins for Peace in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam, & personally arranged their stay in the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel.

Boskamps real name was Johannes Hendricus Gerardus Hoelscher. His stage name was analogous to his fathers, actor Johan Boskamp, whose birth name was Johan Adriaan Hoelscher.

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