Germany: Margot Hielscher passes away aged 97

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Some sad news has been made public today from Germany. The singer and actress Margot Hielscher, who represented Germany in 1957 and 1958, passed away in Munich peacefully in her sleep at the age of 97.

The life of a big star

Margot Hielscher was born in 1919 in Berlin, Germany and was the daughter of a banker. She started vocal and acting lessons in 1930, after graduating from a fashion design school.

She began her acting career in 1940 when she starred in the historical film Das Herz der Königin (The Heart of the Queen). Between 1939 and 1994, she appeared in over 50 films and over 200 television productions.

Her career was quite admirable and along with her courageous character, her charm and femininity became a symbol of feminine emancipation.

Margot Hielscher began singing professionally a little after the end of the Second World War, and she toured all over Germany for 4 years with the bands Margot’s Revue and Close Harmony Quartet.

She was later selected to represent Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 1957 in Frankfurt. She came 4th with 8 points with the song Telefon, Telefon.

Due to her success, the German broadcaster Deutsches Fernsehen selected her to represent them again in 1958, singing Für zwei Groschen Musik (Music for two pennies). She ended in 8th with 5 points.

Margot Hielscher had been married to the German composer Friedrich Meyer from 1959 until his death in 1993.

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