Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Brigitt Petry 1943 – 1971

In 1943, German on August 3, 2017 at 12:40 pm

Brigitt Petry: born 14 March 1943, Berlin NAZI Germany; died 28 April 1971, Dortmund West Germany. “East German singer Brigitt Petry fled to West Germany in the mid-1960s and released a string of great singles. She lent her soulful vocal style to a range of material but never enjoyed the success she, arguably, deserved. By 1968 she was earning industry respect for her appearances in the stage version of the musical Hello Dolly! and in various other stage, TV and film roles. She was killed on 28 April 1971, when her car ploughed into a concrete post. Unsubstantiated rumours at the time had it that her death was an act of retaliation by the Stasi, the East German intelligence outfit.” Ready Steady Girls.


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