Rudi Carell was a Dutch singer, actor and entertainer. He worked as a television entertainer and hosted his own show; the “Rudi Carrell Show“,first in the Netherlands, and then for many years in Germany. As a singer he had a number of hits, including a Dutch version of “A Windmill in Old Amsterdam”, and acted in several movies. He represented the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 1960. The “Rudi Carrell Show” was a huge success in Germany from the 1960s to the 1990s, and brought many well-known German pop stars and actors to prominence, His show was also pretty popular in some other European non-German speaking countries like Slovenia.
Rudi Carell died of lung cancer on July 7, 2006, aged 71
In between he hosted other popular shows