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Alexander Roda Roda

Full name: Sandór Friedrich Rosenfeld
Gender: Male
Born: April 13, 1872 in Drnovice, Jihomoravský kraj , Czech Republic
Died: August 20, 1945 in New York, New York, United States
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Art Competitions


Alexander Roda Roda, born as Sándor Friedrich Rosenfeld in what was then Austro-Hungary, was married to Baroness Elsbeth von Zeppelin (1882-1960). His family name was changed early to Roda (Croatian for stork) in order to get rid of the Jewish name Rosenfeld. As a teenager, together with his sister Marie (1875-1935), he wrote novels published under the double name Roda Roda. In 1900, his first works appeared in the Simplicissimus.

Roda Roda first studied law at the University of Vienna (Wien), but then served in the military for 12 years, beginning in 1893, leaving the service due to several disciplinary problems. His trademark for decades was a red tailored vest made from a red skirt lining, which he wore in almost all his numerous cabaret appearances.

In World War I, Roda Roda worked as a war correspondent, but he later wrote cabaret pieces. In the Nazi dictatorship he sympathized with Carl von Ossietzky (1889-1938), which is why he emigrated to Switzerland after Hitler came to power. In 1940 Roda Roda was asked to leave the country and he moved to the US, where he died from leukemia in 1945.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 64 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Literature, Unknown Event Austria AUT AC

Mixed Literature, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 64 Berlin Art Competitions Austria Final Standings AC Polo
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