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Rudi Carrell (1934–2006)

Rudi Carrell was born on December 19, 1934 in Alkmaar, Noord-Holland, Netherlands as Rudolf Wijbrand Kesselaar. He was a writer, known for Wenn die tollen Tanten kommen (1970), Am laufenden Band (1974) and Die Rudi Carrell Show (1965). He was married to Simone Felischak, Anke Bobbert and Truus de Vries. He died on July 7, 2006 in Bremen, Germany. See full bio »


(age 71) in Bremen, Germany

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 1993 Die Post geht ab! (TV Series) (writer)
  Am laufenden Band (TV Series) (writer - 18 episodes, 1974 - 1978) (idea - 2 episodes, 1974)
- Episode #5.1 (1978) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.9 (1975) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.8 (1975) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.7 (1975) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.6 (1975) ... (writer)
 1965-1973 Die Rudi Carrell Show (TV Series) (teleplay - 27 episodes)
- Weihnachten (1973) ... (teleplay)
- Messe (1973) ... (teleplay)
- Camping (1973) ... (teleplay)
- Grenzstation (1973) ... (teleplay)
- Schloß (1973) ... (teleplay)
 1964 De Rudi Carell Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- De Robinson Crusoë Show (1964) ... (writer)
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1 Interview | 1 Article | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Rudolf Wijbrand Kesselaar

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(on receiving the Golden Camera Lifetime Achievement Award, February 2, 2006, visibly marked by his severe cancer illness): "I owe the fact that I am able to be here tonight to accept this prize primarily to my health insurance, the medical center Bremen-East and to the Germany pharmaceutical industry." See more »


Lived in Syke near Bremen, Germany, with his third wife Simone. He had three children from two prior marriages: Annemieke, Caroline, and Alexander. See more »


Although living and working in Germany for 40 years he always spoke with a heavy Dutch accent

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