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Beppe Wolgers Biography | Poet

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John Bertil "Beppe" Wolgers (10 November 1928, Stockholm – 6 August 1986) was a Swedish author, poet, translator, lyricist, actor, entertainer and artist. Wolgers was born in Stockholm. He wrote about a thousand songs and specialized in putting Swedish lyrics to foreign tunes like " Walkin' My Baby Back Home ", " Waltz for Debby ", " Dat Dere ", " Take Five " and " Bachianas brasileiras " no 5. He also made several books and films for children, and did a famous series as a slightly crazy goodnight story teller for children in Swedish television 1968-74 and, as notable, the father of Pippi Longstocking in the 1969 TV series. He died in Östersund from a peptic ulcer .