Friday, 13 August 2010

Rita Corita

Hendrika Sturm, better known as Rita Corita (1917-1998), was a Dutch singer, actress and comedian.

She had her biggest hit in the Netherlands in 1958 with the song Koffie Koffie, Lekker Bakkie Koffie (coffee coffee, nice cup of coffee). In 1962 she participated in the Dutch national final for the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Carnaval which came 4th.

Rita performed in lots of Dutch TV shows and music programs and had several hits. In 1987, during a tour in America Rita got seriously injured by a car accident and she didn't perform again.

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