Born: 1919 August 24 in Thun, Switzerland

Died: 2015 June 13 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Biography: Born in Switzerland of a Dutch mother and Austrian father, Polzer moved to The Netherlands at age three, upon the separation of his parents. As a teenager and student, he wrote lyrics and sketches for his student organization, which earned him some local notoriety. He had kept his Swiss passport, which saved him from prosecution during World War Two, when The Netherlands were occupied by Nazi Germany. He was forced to evade to Switzerland, where he served as a medic in the Swiss army. After the war, he permanently returned to The Netherlands, although he never gave up his Swiss citizenship.

Following the years after the war, he became a copywriter in advertising and spent his spare time writing verses, songs and sketches, almost always of a humorous and highly witty nature.

From the mid-sixties he started performing on stage and publishing his work, which he would continue until the mid-nineties. He became a celebrity and performed frequently, both live, on radio/television and on records. He typically used the moniker "Drs.P", the initial letter of his surname and his academic degree (in Economics).

During the late sixties and early seventies he wrote some stories for comics, mostly under the pseudonym "Geo Staad", a remembrance of his former Swiss recidency, Gstaad.


Name:

    Geo Staad Type: Pen Name

Other Names:

  1. Drs. P Type: Pen Name
  2. Heinz Hermann Polzer Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Heinz Hermann Family name: Polzer