Witschge, Cor

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Witschge, Cor Gender: M
Cornelis Witschge
born on 5 August 1925 at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )
Place Amsterdam, Netherlands, 52n22, 4e54
Timezone LST m19e53 (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Schepel
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 12°36' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 28°00 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 26°21'


Dutch actor, best known for his role as Pipo the clown.

Cor was the third child of the baker Pieter Hermanus Witschge (8 Sept 1893, Amsterdam - 9 Oct 1963, Culenborg) and Johanna Francina van Driel (1 Jan 1894, Amsterdam - 24 March 1976, Amsterdam), who married 8 July 1920 in Amsterdam and got five children. He grew up in the poor workers part of Amsterdam De Jordaan. After visiting some years the trade school, he auditioned at age sixteen with the Netherlands Jeugdtoneel to become an actor.

After many small roles, he became famous as Pipo de clown, a youth series broadcasted before 7 PM on Dutch television. The first episode started on 17 September 1958. The last episode ended 19 April 1980. He played Pipo for the last time on 17 February 1990, on the television show Rondom tien, after which he donated the Pipo costume to the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

Witschge died on 13 March 1991 of an heart attack , while he walked with his dog in the dunes of Terschelling. He was there to play a role as police inspector in the film Meeuwen after a short story of Bernlef.

Witsche married on 9 February 1954 in Amsterdam Marijtje Ali (Marijke) Jonker (27 June 1928, Alkmaar - 3 March 1979, Amsterdam). The couple had no children.

Link to Dutch Wikipedia


  • Relationship : Marriage 9 February 1954 in Amsterdam (Marijtje Ali (Marijke) Jonker)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 17 September 1958 at 6:45 PM in Hilversum (Pipo de clown)
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  • Death of Mate 3 March 1979 in Amsterdam (Marijke Jonker)
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  • Work : End Major Project 19 April 1980 at 6:45 PM in Hilversum (Pipo de clown series)
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  • Death by Heart Attack 13 March 1991 in West-Terschelling (13 March 1991)
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Source Notes

Selma Schepel quotes the archive of Anton Toonder in Sterrentijd 16 of 1 April 1994.

Pipo de Clown


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress