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Peter Alexander (born Peter Alexander Ferdinand Maximilian NeumayerVienna30 June 1926 - February 12, 2011) was an Austrian singer and actor, who became popular in the 1950s and 60 with a large number of roles in German musical movies.

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Biography[Edit]Edit

Alexander was the son of bank clerk Anton Neumayer († 1947) and his wife Bertha, geb. Wenzlick, daughter of a music dealer from Pilsen. Already during his school years, showed his talent to parody. After he had visited various schools, wanted to his parents that he went to study medicine, but he wanted to be an actor. In 1946, he began a stage training at the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar (the Department for acting and directionof the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna), which he ended in 1948 with good result. Since then he called itself, after deletion of all further names, only Peter Alexander. Early on showed that Alexander was destined for the comic box. Sing and play the piano , he is self-taught at. Since the post-war years, he was an admirer of Frank Sinatra.

Already in 1951 , he took his first gramophone record on Austrophon at record company ("Das machen nur die Beine von Dolores"). In 1953 he moved to the Polydorrecord label, where the successful duo Kurt Feltzand Heinz Gietz wrote many songs for him. For Polydor took Alexander not only hits on, but also many successful compilations from operettas, conducted by Franz Marszalek. Here were singers as Herta Talmar,Renate Holm and Rita Bartos are partners.

He took Ralph Benatzky's operetta "Im weissen Rössl", where he sang the lead role of "Leopold Brandmeyer", with Ingeborg Hallstein beside him in the role of "Josepha Vogelhuber and Rudolf Schock " in the role of "Dr. Otto Siedler". Alexander also appeared in the film version of the operetta in 1960. [1]

He finally went to the end of 1965 record label Ariola.

He spent a total of more than 156 singles and more than 120 original lp's on the market, as well as several dozen in Germany Only ep's. though his records sell from 1956 to the present day on more than 46 million units estimated.

Private Life[Edit]Edit

In May 1952 he learned the actress Hildegard Haagen (1932-2003), with whom he married in september 1952. His wife gave her stage career and became his manager. They had two children: the painter Susanne Neumayer-Haidinger (1958-2009) and Michael (1963). Since the death of his wife lived Alexander retired in Grinzing in the 19th district of Vienna, Döbling. Peter Alexander had two grandchildren, a grandson (Philip) and a granddaughter (Marlene). He died at 84 years of age.

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Movies[Edit]Edit

Number-1-successes in the German single-charts[Edit]Edit

  • Der Kam.UM seine Mouth Guard, 1955
  • Eventuell, Eventuell, 1955
  • Ich weiß, was dir fehlt, 1956
  • Verbotene Träume, 1967
  • Der letzte Walzer, 1967
  • Delilah, 1968
  • Liebesleid, 1969

In addition, a total of 41 Top-ten-successes in the German single-charts

Well-known songs[Edit]Edit

  • Das machen nur die Beine von Dolores, 1951
  • Ein Musikus – Ein Musikus, 1952
  • That süßesten Früchte fressen nur which großen Tiere, 1952
  • Dein Herz Braucht keinen Freund, 22. September 1952 (recorded on his wedding day)
  • Bella Musica, 1953 (first place at the German music competition in Munich)
  • Die Frau kommt direkt aus Spanien, 1953
  • That süßesten Früchte, 1953 (recording with Leila Negra)
  • Oh Mister Swoboda, 1954
  • Nicolo, Nicolo, nicolino, 1954
  • Der Kam.UM seine Mouth Guard, 1955
  • Schon wieder mal, 1956
  • Im Hafen unserer Träume, 1956
  • Ich weiß was dir fehlt, 1956
  • Vergiss mich nicht so schnell, 1957 (with Margot Eskens)
  • All tu ich Das aus Liebe, 1957
  • Das ist längst vorbei everything, 1958
  • Mandolinen und Mondschein, 1959
  • Ich zähle täglich meine Sorgen, 1960
  • Einsam Bist du heut ' Nacht, 1961
  • Der Badewannentango, 1962
  • Wenn erst der Abend kommt, 1963
  • Was Frauen träumen, 1964
  • Samt und Seide, 1964
  • Fräulein Wunderbar, 1965
  • S ' mir ein Bild von Dir, 1965
  • Jingle Bells, 1965
  • Aba Heidschi Bum Beidschi, 1965
  • Einsam sein Müssen Frauen, 1966
  • Modern Romanzen, 1966
  • Verbotene Träume, 1967
  • Der letzte Walzer, 1967
  • Delilah, 1968
  • Komm und control dich, 1968
  • Liebesleid, 1969
  • Oh Lady Mary, 1970
  • Das Wunder bist du, 1970
  • Here ist ein Mensch, 1970
  • Leben belongs to the best Lamb, 1971
  • Unser tägliches Brot ist die Liebe, 1972
  • Pedro (Mandolinen um Mitternacht), 1973
  • Steck dir deine Sorgen an den Hut, 1973
  • Ich schau dir so gern in die Augen, 1974
  • Und nehm ' ich dich in meine hinterher, da Poor, 1975
  • Die kleine KneipeDas kleine Beisel, 1976 (by Pierre Kartner)
  • Feierabend, 1977
  • Aufstehn, 1978
  • Schwarzes Gold, 1979
  • Und manchmal weinst du sicher ein few Tränen, 1979
  • Think but auch mal an dich, 1980
  • Der Papa wird's schon focus, 1981
  • Immer auf die Kleinen, 1982
  • Liebst du mich, 1983
  • Good-bye My Love 1984 (together with Mireille Mathieu)
  • Mexico mi amor, 1986 (together with the German national soccer team)
  • Wenn auch die Jahre vergeh'n, 1986
  • Was sind schon 60 Jahre, 1986
  • Zeit der Rosen, 1987
  • Gestern jung, tomorrow alt, 1989
  • Auf die Liebe kommt es an, 1991
  • Ein gutes Team, 1991
  • Verliebte Jahre, 1991
  • Was wär ' ich ohne Euch, 1996 (latest recording of Peter Alexander)

Literature[Edit]Edit

  • Michael Beck und Barbara Löhr: Peter Alexander – "Das tat ich alles aus Liebe...". Ueberreuter, Wien 2006. ISBN 3-8000-7181-9 (Zum 80. Geburtstag erschien im Mai 2006 ein Vorwort zu der diese Bildbiografie, Peter Alexander beisteuerte)
  • Claudio Honsal: Das Leben ist lebenswert – Peter Alexander. Amalthea, Wien 2006. ISBN 978-3-85002-564-5
  • Eva Roither und Andreas Kloner: Es war schön, danke bezaubernd. Zum 80. Geburtstag von Peter Alexander. ORF-Radio feature 2006, 54 min.

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