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André Roosevelt

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameCornelius Louis André•Roosevelt
Used nameAndré•Roosevelt
Born24 April 1879 in Paris VIIIe, Paris (FRA)
Died21 July 1962 in Port-au-Prince (HAI)
AffiliationsRacing CF, Paris (FRA)
NOC France
Nationality United States

Biography

André Roosevelt was the son of Cornelius Roosevelt (1847-1902), who had married a French actress and was the cousin of US President Teddy Roosevelt. André became a filmmaker and adventurer. In 1924 he travelled to Bali to try to develop tourism there. In 1928-29 he and Armand Denis filmed “Goona-Goona: An Authentic Melodrama,” which was released in the United States in 1930 and started an American craze for Bali. He also managed resort hotels on Bali. Roosevelt is best known for his 1938 film, “Beyond the Caribbean.”

André Roosevelt was a US national in 1900 but at the Paris Olympics he played for the French side in rugby football, Union des Sociétés Français de Sports Athletiques. He also represented Racing Club de France in athletics.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1900 Summer Olympics Rugby (Rugby) FRA USA André Roosevelt
Rugby, Men (Olympic) Union des Sociétés Français de Sports Athletiques 1 Gold
Athletics FRA USA André Roosevelt
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) DNS

Errata

Previously recorded as Albert Roosevelt (born 1883) but investigations point to this man being the rugby player.