Elstner, Frank

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Elstner, Frank Gender: M
Timm Maria Franz Elstner
born on 19 April 1942 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Linz, Austria, 48n18, 14e18
Timezone MEDT h2e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 28°55' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 13°37 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 27°21'

Frank Elstner
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German radio and television presenter who invented the TV show Wetten, dass..? ("Wanna bet..?") in 1981. It became extremely popular and was, for some time, one of the most successful shows in Europe. That year, Elstner was presented with a Bambi, the German television and media prize. In Britain it was copied as You Bet! and ran from 1988 to 1997. Elstner presented the German show himself until 1987, appearing 39 times altogether, before handing it over to Thomas Gottschalk.

He first became famous as a presenter (and later as the programme director) for the German radio broadcasting programme on Radio Luxembourg (until 1983). 

Frank Elstner is married, has five children, is a vegetarian and wears an ocular prosthetic as he has microphthalmia. He lives with his family in his own villa on Mallorca.

In 2019 he publicly announced that he is suffering from Parkinson's desease.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

from Taeger lexicon.


  • Traits : Body : Diet unusual (Vegetarian)
  • Traits : Body : Other body (Wears a glass eye)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Parkinson's (Since 2019)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (Microphthalmia)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Lives on Mallorca)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Bambi)