Alexander Girardi, photo by d'Ora, 1911
Girardi, Alexander, b. Graz (Styria), Dec. 5, 1850, d. Vienna, April 20, 1918 actor. From 1871 at the Vienna Strampfer Theater (with J. Gallmeyer), from 1874-1896 at the Theater an der Wien, where he became one of the most famous young performers and singing comedians; from 1896/97 at the Carltheater, from 1898-1900 character actor at the Deutsches Volkstheater; guest performances at the Theater in der Josefstadt, the Raimundtheater, the Johann-Strauß Theater and the Stadttheater in Vienna as well as in Berlin, Hamburg and Dresden; two months before his death, debut at the Vienna Burgtheater as Fortunatus Wurzel in Raimund's "The Peasant as a Millionaire" ("Der Bauer als Millionär"); character actor in Raimund plays (Valentin) and comic actor in operettas by J. Strauß, K. Millöcker, E. Eysler and F. Lehár; film actor (et al. 1913 "Der Millionenonkel").
Work: Ach, da muß ich sehr bitten (in: Neues Wiener Tagblatt, 4. 12. 1910).
Literature: K. F. Nowak, A. G., 1908; H. Klang, A. G. Leben und Bühnentätigkeit, doctoral thesis, Vienna 1937; R. Holzer, A. G. und das Theater an der Wien. Die Wiener Vorstadtbühnen, 1951.