Nora Brockstedt

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Nora Brockstedt
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Born (1923-01-20)20 January 1923
Oslo, Norway
Died 5 November 2015(2015-11-05) (aged 92)
Oslo, Norway
Occupation Singer

Nora Brockstedt (20 January 1923 – 5 November 2015) was a Norwegian singer.

Brockstedt was born in Oslo. She first entered a professional stage at the age of 20, namely the highly reputed Chat Noir in Oslo. During the next two decades, she managed to become one of Norway's most famous and beloved singers and entertainers. Throughout the 1950s she had several sing-along radio hits, including "En liten pike i lave sko", "Augustin", and "Tango for to". In the years 1950 to 1954, she was a member of the six-member group The Monn Keys, which also included Arne Bendiksen and Egil Monn-Iversen. Brockstedt holds a reputation as one of the most prominent Alf Prøysen interpreters.[citation needed]

Brockstedt represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 1960 and 1961, with the memorable songs "Voi-voi" and "Sommer i Palma". She appeared on the Advent Calendar-themed seasonal television program Jul i Skomakergata in 1979.[citation needed]

In her last years, she focused more on the jazz genre, with successful albums like As Time Goes By (JazzAvdelingen, 2004) and Christmas Songs (JazzAvdelingen, 2005). She sang jazz in the 1960s, but was more known for her 'conventional' pop songs.

She died after a short illness at Ullevaal Hospital in Oslo on 5 November 2015.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ TV 2 AS. "Nora Brockstedt er død". TV 2. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  2. ^ Norwegians mourn Brockstedt’s death, newsinenglish.no; accessed 20 November 2015.

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Preceded by
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Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
1960
with "Voi Voi"
and 1961
with "Sommer i Palma"
Succeeded by
Inger Jacobsen
with "Kom sol, kom regn"