Freddy Quinn

Birth Day September 27th, 1931
Birth Place Niederfladnitz, Lower Austria
Age 92 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Libra

About Freddy Quinn

Freddy Quinn, born Franz Eugen Helmut Manfred Nidl in Niederfladnitz, Lower Austria, was a popular Austrian singer and actor who became widely known in the German-speaking world in the late 1950s and 1960s. Similar to Hans Albers two generations before him, Quinn often portrayed the role of a wandering sailor who longs for a home, family, and friends. His Irish family name came from his father, Johann Quinn, who was of Irish descent and worked as a salesman. His mother, Edith Henriette Nidl, was an Austrian journalist. Quinn is often associated with the Schlager music genre, which is a popular style of sentimental and upbeat pop music in German-speaking countries. Throughout his career, Quinn achieved significant success, releasing numerous hit songs and appearing in a number of films and TV shows. He also received several accolades, including the Bambi Award, the Goldene Stimmgabel, and the Golden Camera. Despite his retirement from the entertainment industry in the early 2000s, Quinn remains a cultural icon in Germany and Austria, with his music still being popularly played today.

Freddy Quinn Early Life & Family

Freddy Quinn, whose birth name is Franz Eugen Helmut Manfred Nidl, was born on September 27, 1931, in Niederfladnitz, Lower Austria. He holds Austrian nationality and his ethnicity is Autraian-Irish. As of 2022, Quinn celebrated his 91st birthday. He is the son of his father, Johann Quinn, and his mother Edith Henriette Nidi. His dad was a salesman and his mum was a journalist. He grew up in Vienna with his mother, who later married Rudolf Anatol Freiherr von Petz, causing Quinn to adopt the name Nidl-Petz. During World War II, Quinn encountered American troops in Bohemia as part of a refugee group and pretended to be of American nationality due to his fluent English. He was sent to the US in May 1945 with military transport but was immediately sent back to Europe after learning that his father had died in a car accident. Quinn spent a year stranded in Antwerp in a children's home, where he learned French and Dutch, before returning to his mother in Vienna. After leaving Austria, Quinn traveled through Southern Europe and Northern Africa before being discovered in St. Pauli, Hamburg, and offered his first recording contract in 1954. 

Freddy Quinn Acting and Music Career

  • Freddy Quinn represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 1956 in Lugano, Switzerland, with the song "So geht das jede Nacht". Although he did not win, Quinn's first hit record was "Heimweh" ("Homesickness") in 1956, which sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc. Most of his other songs are about Hamburg, the endless sea, and the solitary life in faraway lands.
  • He had several other hit songs such as "Die Gitarre und das Meer" (1959), "Unter fremden Sternen" (1959), "Irgendwann gibt's ein Wiedersehn" (1960), "La Paloma" (1961), and "Junge, komm bald wieder" (1962). His popularity decreased in the 1970s, but he continued performing.
  • In 1973, Alpay sang "Junge, komm bald wieder" on the album "7 Dilde Alpay" ("Alpay in Seven Languages"). Despite his declining popularity, Quinn's contributions to German music are significant, with several of his songs becoming classics and remaining popular to this day.
  • He also acted in several films such as "Freddy, the Guitar, and the Sea" (1959), "Freddy and the Melody of the Night" (1960), "Freddy and the Millionaire" (1961), and "Freddy in the Wild West" (1964).
  • Moreover, Quinn starred in other films including "The Big Chance" in 1957, "Only the Wind" in 1961, "Freddy and the Song of the South Pacific" in 1962, "Homesick for St. Pauli" in 1963, and "Freddy in the Wild West" in 1964. He also appeared in "The Roaring Fifties" in 1983.
  • Freddy has covered various songs in different languages throughout his career. Some of his popular English songs include "26 Miles", "Ain't Misbehavin'", "Green, Green Grass of Home", "Help Me Make It Through the Night", and "Lovesick Blues". In French, he has covered "Seul au monde", while his German songs include "Heimatlos", "Ich kam aus Alabama", and "Junge komm bald wieder". He has also covered "Lili Marleen" in both German and English.
  • Some of his other notable covers include "Don't Forbid Me", "For The Good Times", "Goodnight, Ladies", "Hand Me Down My Walking Cane", "I Left My Heart In San Francisco", "Jambalaya", "Lili Marleen", "Magic Moments", "Oh My Darling Clementine", and "Show Me The Way To Go Home". Freddy Quinn has covered many other songs in different languages, showcasing his versatility and range as a musician.
  • In addition to his successful music and acting career, Freddy Quinn was also an accomplished circus performer. He amazed audiences on live television by tightrope walking without a safety net. Quinn also rode a lion inside a circus cage while the lion was balancing on a moving surface, which was also televised. He also appeared on stage in roles such as Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, the king in The King and I, and Lord Fancourt Babberly in Charley's Aunt.

Freddy Quinn Married & Wife

Freddy Quinn has been married twice in his life. His first marriage was with Lilli Blessmann in 1956. Lilli Blessmann was a model and actress. They remained married until Lilli's death on January 16, 2008. After her death, Freddy remained single for several years until he married his second wife, Rosi Nidl-Petz, in 2018. Not much information is available about Rosi, and it is unclear when they met or how long they dated before getting married. However, it is known that the couple is living together happily. Quinn's sexual orientation is straight. 

Freddy Quinn Net Worth

Freddy Quinn has had a successful career in the music and entertainment industry. He has released numerous hit songs, including "Heimweh", "Die Gitarre und das Meer", and "Junge, komm bald wieder". He also acted in several films and stage productions, such as Die Fledermaus, The King and I, and Charley's Aunt. With such a long and fruitful career, it's no surprise that his estimated net worth is $5 million as of 2023. His main source of income comes from music and acting career. With his wealth, Quinn is living a lavish lifestyle. Freddy has achieved considerable success in his career and has built up a significant amount of wealth over the years. 

Freddy Quinn Height & Weight

In addition to his musical and acting talents, Freddy Quinn is also known for his good looks. He stands at 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall and weighs approximately 148 pounds (67 kg). He has brown hair and brown eyes, which complement his charming features. Throughout his career, many fans have regarded Quinn as a heartthrob, and his good looks have certainly contributed to his popularity. Even at the age of 91, he continues to be admired for his youthful appearance and charismatic persona.

Did you find any mistake? Help us to update this page.