Siddhesh Joshi (Editor)

Gitte Hænning

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Occupation  Singer/Actor
Role  Singer
Name  Gitte Haenning
Gitte Haenning Gitte Haenning Biografie Gute Laune TV da spielt die
Born  29 June 1946 (age 75) (1946-06-29) Arhus, Denmark
Spouse  Jo Geistler (m. 1974–1976)
Albums  Was Ihr Wollt, Gitte & Rex, Ihre grosten Erfolge, Die Show
Movies and TV shows  Hagbard and Signe, und sowas mus um acht i, The Pipes, Zibb
Similar  Rex Gildo, Wenche Myhre, Juliane Werding

gitte haenning "eines morgens, eines tages"

Gitte Hænning

Gitte Hænning (born 29 June 1946, in Århus, Denmark) is a Danish singer and film actress, who rose to fame as a child star in the 1950s.


Because her name was unusual, she was known primarily without a surname in Europe. She moved to Sweden in 1958. Her first hit in Swedish was "Tror du jag ljuger" from 1961. As a teenager, Gitte sang popular hits in German, English, Italian (4 songs, "Amo Johnny", "Parla", "La mela" and "Il ricordo", recorded on two singles) and Danish. She had five different No. 1-Hits in three countries. One in Denmark, two in Sweden and two in Germany. Her first German No. 1-Song was "Ich will 'nen Cowboy als Mann". The recording sold 1.05 million copies by mid 1965, earning Gitte a gold disc.

Gitte Hænning Gitte Hnning Jeg snakker med mig selv YouTube

In 1962 she attempted to compete for Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest in the Eurovision Song Contest with "Jeg Snakker med mig Selv" but was disqualified because the composer Sejr Volmer-Sørensen had whistled the song in the canteen of the DR. In 1973 she competed for Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Junger Tag". Her success continued after famous duets with Rex Gildo as 'Gitte & Rex' in a number of popular films. Gitte made an attempt to represent Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1978 with the song "Rien qu'une femme" but she lost out to the group Baccara.

Gitte Hænning Gitte Haenning German postcard by ISV no K 23 Photo E Flickr

In the 1960s she also starred in several music and drama movies and on TV in Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

Gitte Hænning Gitte Hnning NKBOOKING Tlf 7020 3648

Gitte was among the most popular Schlager (hit music) singers of the post-war era, and continued to be popular in Germany and Denmark even as American music increasingly dominated the airwaves in the 1970s. Surprisingly at the time, she recorded a jazz album with The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band in 1968. Through the ensuing decades her singles have still reached the German charts, but never with the same success she enjoyed in the 1960s. In the 1980s, she changed her image and performed more adult music. She won some awards as a singer/entertainer. Her chart entries ended in the mid 1980s, but since that time, she has been successful as a live performer till today. A number of compilation albums have been recently released in Germany, among them a biographical DVD, all to commemorate one of the most famous singers of the German and Danish languages.

Gitte Hænning Gitte Hnning Wikiwand

From 2004-2006 she starred with two other Scandinavian entertainers, Wenche Myhre and Siw Malmkvist, in a huge stage and tour success. The Live-CD of their show entered the German charts. In 2010 she presented a new CD, which also had a German chart entry.

Gitte Hænning Singer Gitte Haenning Roba Images

She had in 1960 her first chart entry in Sweden and her last in 2010 in Germany.


  • ...und sowas muß um acht ins Bett (1965), as Prinzessin Margaret
  • The Pipes (1966), as Mary Randy
  • Hagbard and Signe (1967), as Signe
  • Songs

    Ich will 'nen Cowboy als MannWas Ihr Wollt · 2010
    Ich will allesUngeschminkt · 1982
    Freu dich bloß nicht zu frühWas Ihr Wollt · 2010


    Gitte Hænning Wikipedia