Schmidt, Harald

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Name
Schmidt, Harald Gender: M
born on 18 April 1957 at 06:26 (= 06:26 AM )
Place Neu-Ulm, Germany, 48n23, 10e01
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 27°55' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 15°15 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 21°44'



Harald Schmidt

Biography

German actor, writer, comedian and television entertainer best known as host of two popular German late-night shows.

Schmidt spent his youth in Swabian Nürtingen, where he went to grammar school. Due to his strict Catholic upbringing he devoted time to the Roman Catholic church, serving as choirmaster and playing the organ.

At the age of 21, Schmidt went to Stuttgart to attend drama school for three years. After that, he gained on-stage experience at Städtische Bühne (Municipal Stage) in Augsburg. His first role was that of the 2nd Mamaluke in Lessing's Nathan the Wise. In 1984, Harald Schmidt became a text writer for the cabaret Kom(m)ödchen in Düsseldorf and in 1986, was honoured as "Best Newcomer cabaret artist" and toured through Germany with his own show. In October 2005, his daughter Amelie was born. Harald Schmidt resides in Cologne with his partner Ellen Hantsch, a school teacher, and five children, the eldest being from a former relationship. Little is known about the children and their two mothers as Schmidt shields them from the public. In interviews he hardly talks about them.

Before long, TV noticed the talented young comedian and in 1988 Schmidt began to host his first TV show, MAZ ab. This was followed by shows like Psst! and Schmidteinander, but the biggest boost to his career occurred in 1992, when he started hosting the popular Saturday night show, Verstehen Sie Spaß? (a variation of Candid Camera). Schmidt was awarded Germany's most important TV award, "Adolf-Grimme-Preis", which would be followed by many others. Just one year later, he was honoured as the "Entertainer of the year" and awarded the famous Bambi award and the Golden Camera.

In 2004, Schmidt toured through Germany with a live comedy show, featuring his former late night show sidekick Manuel Andrack. Schmidt is best known for his late-night shows.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Meridian 2004/2 who quotes forum Astrologix, where a user quotes the magazine Sternbild, Allgeier Verlag.

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession

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