Lys Assia

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Lys Assia
Lys Assia (2012)
Lys Assia (2012)
Background information
Birth nameRosa Mina Schärer
Born(1924-03-03)3 March 1924
OriginAargau, Switzerland
Died24 March 2018(2018-03-24) (aged 94)
Zürich, Switzerland
Years active1942–2018

Lys Assia (born Rosa Mina Schärer; 3 March 1924, Rupperswil, Aargau, Switzerland – 24 March 2018 in Zürich, Switzerland) was a Swiss singer. She won the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956.[1] When Assia was a young girl she was a dancer. In 1940, however, she stood in for a female singer.

Assia died on 24 March 2018 at Zurich's Zollikerberg Hospital.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "First Eurovision winner Lys Assia submitted a song in the Swiss selection". Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  2. "Lys Assia ist tot - NZZ". 24 March 2018. Retrieved 24 March 2018 – via NZZ.

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