Post a Comment. Saturday, 28 October Conny Froboess born 28 October Too Much Of Nothing - Various - The Bob Dylan/Songbook Froboess born 28 OctoberWriezen was the first child singing star in Germany's history and subsequently became a teen idol during the late '50s and early '60s.
During that time, Froboess appeared in many West German and Austrian musical films, especially after the rock and roll wave had hit Germany. Born Cornelia Froboess inshe grew up in postwar Germany and was a natural singer as well as an actress. Working under the professional name Conny Froboess -- although she also later recorded as Cornelia Froboess -- she had her first hit in at age eight, in the form of a pop number titled "Pack die Badehose Ein" aka "Pack Your Swimsuit"which had been written by her father and was so popular that it became a lingering pop culture catch phrase.
She continued singing throughout the decade and remained a popular figure, using both of her names on different occasions. Meanwhile, on screen, she further cultivated this shift in image in a series of music-oriented movies in which she was teamed romantically with actor Peter Kraus, using their real first names -- the "Conny und Peter" series ran into the early '60s and made use of both her acting and singing talents.
Conny Froboess was for many years the embodiment of the ideal Berlin girl, sort of the German equivalent of what Sandra Dee embodied in America in the role of Gidget, representing a quintessential Southern California teenager.
Froboess reached the peak of her music career inwhen she placed sixth in the Eurovision Aong Contest with the number "Zwei Kleine Italiener" aka "Two Little Italians"which became her only chart-topping single in Germany.
It Diana - Hank Baxer - Diana / Wenn Teenager Träumen over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc. If Conny had been in any doubt as to which direction to take her career in, public and critical acclaim for her role in the TV film Wahn oder der Teufel Diana - Hank Baxer - Diana / Wenn Teenager Träumen Boston proved decisive.
After that, her efforts at maintaining a pop career were half-hearted at best. She switched to Polydor for one final 45 and an LP, both issued in under the name of Cornelia Froboess the name she would use from then onbut her pop career was all but over by this time.
Indeed, she married Austrian theatre director Hellmuth Matiasek that year, and cut short her honeymoon to be able to star in the film Rheinsberg. She became an in-demand actress and continued to work throughout the rest of the decade and into the s.
She A Tus Pies - Kike Tormenta - El Reflejo to work to this day. Compiled from an All Music bio by Bruce Eder, info from readysteadygirls. Posted by boppinbob at Labels: Conny Froboess. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom.
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