RIP Vivi Bach

Danish actress, singer and TV presenter Vivi Bach died of an apparent heart attack at her island home in Ibiza, Spain on April 22. She was 73. Vivi had been in poor health for the past year. She was blind in one eye, had fallen several times and had digestive problems. She was discoverd by her 86 year old husband, producer, actor Dietmar Schönherr on the couch of the home they shared. Vivi was the daughter of a baker and found fame first through her singing and with her blonde hair and green eyes were put to good use on the silver screen where she appeared in several films in the 1960s. She would go on to fame as co-presenter, with her husband, of the TV series “Make a Wish” (1969-1972). Bach appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Bullets Don’t Argue” (1964) with Rod Cameron and Horst Frank and the musical western “A Fistful of Songs” (1966).

Make a Wish (Wünsch dir was) was not a series but a Show which Bach and Schönherr were hosting. Saturday evening entertainment for the whole family. It was famous for having more style and depth than these type of shows normally have.