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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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Known For

Am laufenden Band
Die Rudi Carrell Show
Die tollen Tanten schlagen zu


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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 »

Alternate Names:

Rudolf Wijbrand Kesselaar

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News anchors always start with 'Good evening' and need 15 minutes to explain that the evening isn't good. See more »


A sketch about Ruhollah Khomeyni on Rudis Tagesshow (1981) caused a diplomatic crisis between Germany and Iran. Carrell came under threat from fundamentalists, until he officially apologized (15 February 1987). See more »


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

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