Actually Alexandra did not fit in a time that despised romantic feelings and smiled as superfluous sentimentality. And yet has some of those secret longings apparently in their person, in their songs, suddenly let the much ridiculed blue flower of romance to emerge. They were called the "whiz" in German showbiz, German and Austrian critics they chose to "favorite singer". She toured with Adamo, Udo Jürgens adopted as the composer of selbstgetexteten success Chansons "illusions" and climbed with their LP "Sehnsucht - A portrait in music" in no time the charts. Many more hits and evergreens followed. An amazing young girl: graceful, sophisticated, with a tinge of romantic. A car accident ended in 1969 her short life. But the legend of this brilliant musician with a unique deep voice lives on to this day.
One Tuesday, 19. May 1942 was Doris Treitz (Alexandra) in Šilutė, in beautiful Memelland born. After fleeing the Red Army, she grew up in the far north of Germany. Your childhood years she spent in Kiel and Hamburg. At 17, she visited not only the fashion school in Hamburg, but also worked in a Hamburg hotel as a maid in order to be able to buy the first guitar. As soon as she was the first chords access, composed and wrote the lyrics for it already. Later she worked as a typist in a Hamburg-based publisher and then as a secretary in a Hanseatic shipping company.
At 19, she met a native of Russia and 30 years of older Nikolai Nefedov know in Hamburg. With him she wanted to emigrate to America. When she was 20 years old, she gave her son Alexander the light of day. But a year later the marriage broke up. Nikolai Nefedov wandered alone to the United States. Alexandra but remained in Germany. She dreamed long of a career as a singer or actress and visited for this reason a drama school. To finance her studies, she worked as a graphic artist. While Alexandra went to school, her mother supplied her son. After three years Margot-Höpfner-drama school she was immediately engaged at a theater in Neumünster. Moreover, Alexandra has signed a contract with the record producer Fred Weyrich and none other than Hans R. Beierlein became their manager. The meteoric rise of the singer began.
At twenty-five she had her first hit "Gypsy Boy" written by Hans Blum. "Lives" followed and was her second big success. In 1968 she received the "Golden Europe". The multilingual Alexandra quickly found contact with francophone Chansonniers as Adamo, Gilbert Bécaud and Yves Montand and traveled to Brazil to participate in a music festival. There she met the bossa nova composer and singer Antonio Carlos Jobim. His hit "Manha de Carnaval" she took the German title "The happiness came to me like a dream" on. The director Truck Branss filmed 1969 this trip for the ARD-Show: "A Portrait in Music".
In 1969 she moved from Hamburg to MÜnchen in an apartment in the posh district of Nymphenburg. She ran her first big car, a white Mercedes-CoupÉ. On Thursday, july 31, 1969, comes in Tellingstedt for fatal accidents: the singer was with her mother and her six year old son on the trip in the Holiday Isle of Wight when her car collided at an intersection with a road train. Approximately 30 meters was dragged her Mercedes. Alexandras mother was thrown from the car. She died shortly after her hospitalization. The singing star itself lay dead in the car. Son Alexander escaped with wounds on his arms. Alexandra was only 27 years old ...
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