Mies Bouwman

Dutch television presenter

Maria Antoinette "Mies" Bouwman (31 December 1929 – 26 February 2018) was a retired Dutch television presenter. She was born in Amsterdam. She started her career on the very first broadcasting evening of the Dutch broadcasting association KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcaster) on 16 October 1951.[1]

Maria Antoinette Bouwman
NOS televisieprogramma Europaquiz. Mies Bouwman, Bestanddeelnr 930-2994.jpg
Mies Bouwman in 1979
Born(1929-12-31)31 December 1929
Died26 February 2018(2018-02-26) (aged 88)
Elst, Netherlands
OccupationTelevision presenter
Known forTelevision shows

Bouwman developed and hosted Eén van de acht. It was known in the UK as The Generation Game. She hosted many talk shows, as well as the Dutch version of This Is Your Life.[2] She stopped her regular work after falling sick but has occasionally returned for special programs.

Bouwman died on 26 February 2018 in Elst, Netherlands of cardiomyopathy at the age of 88.[3]


  1. "Mies Bouwman stopt definitief met tv werk (Mies Bouwman definitely stops with her TV work)". Trouw (in Dutch). 12 May 1993. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012.
  2. Birth of Television website on Open het Dorp, viewed 25 June 2010.
  3. Mies Bouwman (88) overleden (in West Frisian)

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