Teddy Stauffer (Ernst Heinrich Stauffer)

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Murten, Fribourg, Switzerland
Musician, big band leader, playboy, hotelier, club-owner and sometime actor, Teddy Stauffer was born Ernst Heinrich Stauffer on May 2nd, 1909 into into a Swiss middle class family in Murten, Switzerland. Teddy was to become with his "Original Teddies" the most successful big band leader in pre-war Germany of the late 1930s. They were called "Teddies" because of the bear residing in the coat of arms of the city of Bern, Switzerland. Read more...