Died of a stroke at his vacation home. He wrote Frank Sinatra's hit song "Strangers In the Night." Attended Hamburg Music Academy. Drafted into German Army during WWII and spent 6 months as a POW. While in the camp, he formed an 18-piece band. Wife was Hanne, whom he married in 1946. Two daughters, Marion and Doris. His first big hit record was "Wonderland By Night." Also wrote Al Martino's "Spanish Eyes."Durbin-702 10:52, 9 February 2018 (EST)
"Bert Kaempfert, Composer, Dies." The Los Angeles Times 23 Jun 1980: Part I. p. 21. Print.