The death of Mies Bouwman is a shock for Joop van den Ende. “Especially since I so recently had spoken. She was full of enthusiasm. She spoke always about the future, rarely about the past,” said Van den Ende.
“Kim was an inspirational woman who is very much for me means. I look with admiration back on the shows that I with her should produce, and the good advice they gave me,” says the former tv-producer. “Mies was the basis of the Dutch televisieamusement for a large audience; they provided always level.”
Van den Ende handed Mies Bouwman, in 2009, the Golden Televizier Oeuvre-Ring, shortly before her eightieth birthday. The queen of television, died Monday at age 88.