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Date of Birth 14 January 1946Durban, South Africa
Birth NameHoward Victor Carpendale
Nickname Howie

Mini Bio (1)

Howard Victor Carpendale was born on January, 14th 1946 in Durban, South Africa but moved to Germany where he started his career as a singer. His first single "Das schöne Mädchen von Seite 1" was released in 1970. He performed it in the movie Musik, Musik - da wackelt die Penne (1970) while sitting in a small ship.

"Hello Again" (1984) made him unforgettable for the German audience. The single went platinum.

In 2003, Howard decided to retire from show business.

His pets are two alligators.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jérôme Freymond

Spouse (1)

Claudia Herzfeld (16 September 1972 - 6 December 2005) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

He speaks and sings German with an English accent

Trivia (5)

Has two sons: Wayne Carpendale (b. March 23, 1977) with Claudia Herzfeld and Cass (b. October 30, 1988) with his longtime companion Donnice Pierce.
Son of a businessman who later became a regional politician in the South African province of Natal.
After some disappointing efforts as Elvis Presley impersonator and beat musician, he came to Germany in 1966 and was one of the most successful stars singing in German until his final stage appearance in 2003.
Received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" at the 2004 Echo Awards.
Announced his comeback after 4 years for 2007 with the new album "20 Uhr 10".

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