Bernhard Victor Christoph Carl von Bülow, short Vicco, beloved German comedian, better known as Loriot died at age 87. He made a whole nation, not exactly known for its humor, laugh with his sketches and his two movies “Ödipussi” and “Pappa ante Portas”.
He adopted the pseudonym “Loriot,” derived from the French word for the Oriole, his family’s heraldic animal.
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Unforgettable, his sketches like his Yodeling School: