Teddy Scholten

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Teddy Scholten
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Background information
Birth name Dorothea Margaretha van Zwieteren
Born (1926-05-11)11 May 1926
Rijswijk, Netherlands
Died 8 April 2010(2010-04-08) (aged 83)
Rijswijk, Netherlands
Genres Pop, folk
Occupations Singer, presenter
Years active 1955–1975

Dorothea Margaretha "Teddy" Scholten (née van Zwieteren; 11 May 1926 – 8 April 2010) was a Dutch singer from Rijswijk, close to The Hague, Netherlands.[1]

In 1959, Teddy Scholten won the Eurovision Song Contest 1959 for the Netherlands singing "'n Beetje" (A little bit), with music composed by Dick Schallies and lyrics by Willy van Hemert.[2] Also she commentated for the Netherlands in the Contest for the 1966 Eurovision.

With her husband, Henk Scholten, she recorded several albums, many of them containing songs for children. In the 1950s and 1960s she appeared in popular television shows in The Netherlands. In 1965 and 1966, she presented the National Song Festival.[3] In the history of Dutch copyright law she is commemorated for her lawsuit in 1959–1960 against a cigarette manufacturer over the use of her portrait in a newspaper advertisement.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Teddy Scholten dies"". Expatica.com. 12 April 2010. 
  2. ^ ""Profile of ''Een beetje'' on". Diggiloo.net. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  3. ^ Gollin, Rob (13 April 2010). "Enthousiast met de revue bezig, maar 'hooguit een beetje' zangeres". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 August 2013. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
France André Claveau
with "Dors, mon amour"
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
1959
Succeeded by
France Jacqueline Boyer
with "Tom Pillibi"
Preceded by
Corry Brokken
with "Heel de wereld"
Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest
1959
Succeeded by
Rudi Carrell
with "Wat een geluk"