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playwright

Paul Willems, Belgian Playwright. Decorated commander Order British Empire, officier de Orde van Oranje-Nassau (Pays-bas), grand-officer l'Ordre de Léopold (Belgium), Das grosse Verdienstkreuz der Bundesrepublik Deutscheland (Germany); recipient Belgian State prize, 1963, 70, 80, Latin Theatre prize Spain, 1965, Marzotto prize, 1966. Served in Belgian Army, 1937-1940. Member l'Academy Royale (Belgium). M C.

Background

Willems, Paul was born on April 4, 1912 in Missembourg, Edegem, Belgium.

Education

Doctor of Laws, Free University, Brussels, 1936.

Career

Attorney, Antwerp, Belgium, 1937-1940;director maritime fishing, Ministry of Rationing, Brussels, 1941-1946;secretary general, then director general, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1947-1984. Secretary general Federation International des Jeunesses Musicales. Founder with Baronde Voghel Europalia Festival, 1969.

Works

Membership

Served in Belgian Army, 1937-1940. Member l'Academy Royale (Belgium). M C.

Connections

Married Elsa de Groodt, 1942. 2 children.

spouse:
Elsa de Groodt