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
Occupation(s) 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 1950, she was invited by The Coca-Cola Company to perform at a show in the United States.[2] She was one of the first Dutch popular music artists to perform in the United States.

In 1959, she 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.[3]

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.[4]


Teddy Scholten died on 8 April 2010, aged 83[5] in Rijswijk.[6]


  1. ^ "Teddy Scholten dies". Expatica.com. 12 April 2010. 
  2. ^ ""Teddy Scholten zei al vele malen 'ja' tegen het leven"". Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Profile". Diggiloo.net. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Gollin, Rob (13 April 2010). "Enthousiast met de revue bezig, maar 'hooguit een beetje' zangeres". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Obituary, De Telegraaf; accessed 24 July 2015. (in Dutch)
  6. ^ ["Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-08-19. Retrieved 2017-08-19.  accessed 19 August 2017. (in Dutch)

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