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28 October 2013

Happy birthday, Cornelia Froboess!

Today Die Connie has her 70th birthday! German singer an actress Cornelia 'Conny' Froboess (1943) started her career 62 years ago with the cheery song Pack die Badehose ein (1951, Pack Your Swimsuit). In the late 1950s and early 1960s, she became an immensely popular teen idol as a spontaneous Berliner Göre (brat from Berlin) in Schlager films with Peter Kraus and Rex Gildo. She also represented West-Germany at the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest. In the 1970s, she transformed into a respected stage actress and in the following decades she appeared in such major films as Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss/Veronika Voss (1982) and Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Thomas Jahn, 1997), playing the mother of Til Schweiger. Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, Conny!

Conny Froboess
German postcard by WS-Druck, Wanne-Eickel. Photo: Schönbrunn / Constantin-Film.

Conny Froboess
Dutch postcard by Takken, Utrecht, no. AX 4773. Photo: HAFBO.

Conny Froboess
Vintage card, with far left Rex Gildo.

Conny Froboess
German postcard by Kolibri Verlag, Minden. Photo: H.P. / Union / Ewald. Publicity still for the musical comedy Hula-Hopp, Conny (1958).

Peter Kraus, Conny Froboess
Dutch postcard, no. 761, with Peter Kraus.

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