He has been on stage for over 60 years and is one of Germany’s most famous hit stars. But Marie Ross (73, “Only Love Lets Us Live”) also celebrated great success in France.
Now the singer has written her autobiography.
Bild am Sonntag: Ms. Roose, you are indeed a pensioner…
Mary Rose: “Yes. I am officially entitled to a plate of a senior for six years. But quitting my job because of this was not in question for me. Incidentally, I don’t even take a pension – not even a cent!”
Rose: “When my pension notice came, I came to know that I am entitled to 350 Euro a month. I didn’t expect so little money. So I involuntarily called the pension insurance company and asked them to give my pension to someone who needed more money than me. ,
And was it accepted?
Rose: “Yeah. The friendly lady on the phone was surprised, as she had never experienced anything like this before. She asked me if I really meant – 350 euros is a lot of money. I agreed with her, but reiterated that I wanted my pension I want to leave irrevocably.
Rose: “As a self-employed person, I had not paid into the pension fund for decades. So I did not want anything back from the state. I asked the officer to give the amount to those who really need the money .
Do you think this really happened?
Rose: “I don’t know. For me, that was the end of the matter. I never heard of pension insurance again after that.”
Couldn’t you give your pension to the needy yourself?
Rose: “No. I didn’t want the money or all the paperwork that went with it. I told the pension fund please take care of it.
Are you rich enough that you don’t need 350 euros a month?
Rose: “I have developed the squirrel mentality over the years and in good summers I always keep some nuts aside for winters. Besides, I’ve only paid for something if I can pay for it. I was never frugal, but smart. ,
You also supported her ex-husband Werner Böhm († 78) after the divorce.
Rose: “I’ve always been generous, including my two ex-husbands. Months after we separated from Werner, unpaid bills kept flowing into the house, all of which I paid for her because I felt sorry for her creditors. She tens was in a thousand.
In the era of inflation, many people are afraid that they may become poor in old age. not you?
Rose: “No. I never thought of becoming poor again, nor do I fear it. Even in earlier times, when money was tight for me, I was sure that things would always go on somehow. And it was like that.”
The prospects of earning money at the age of 73 are no longer that far-fetched.
Rose: “I won’t make any more records or give concerts, but of course I’ll sit around doing nothing for the rest of my life. I’ll give readings and be on the theater stage again. Maybe I’ll even open a cafe. I certainly won’t be bored.”
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