Otto Herman Max Brandenburg was born on Septemver 4, 1934 in Hejnsvig, Denmark. Otto debuted in 1957 with the vocal quartet Four Jacks, but left the group in 1958 to pursue a solo career as singer and actor. Screen roles, good looks and a soft, semi husky voice made him a teen idol in the late 1950's and early 1960's. From the late 1960's into the 1970's he released more ballads oriented material and even children’s songs and although he semi-retired in the 1980's after years of alcoholism, he continued to be featured in movies and TV-series. Among his films was one Euro-western “Gold for the Tough Guys of the Prairie” (1971) playing a cowboy. Otto was the second husband of singer actress Vivi Bach in the early 1960s.
Brandenburg died in Copenhagen, Denmark on March 1, 2007.
Today we remember Otto Brandenburg on what would have been his 80th birthday.