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Alfred Polgar (originally: Alfred Polak, pseudonyms: Archibald Douglas, L. A. Terne; 17 October 1873 – 24 April 1955 in Zürich) was an Austrian-born journalist, born into an assimilated Jewish family, one of the most renowned intellectuals of the Vienna coffeehouses.

Alfred Polgar

He was born in Leopoldstadt. He left Austria in 1938, and later worked in Hollywood.[1]

He was known as a drama critic (in Berlin from 1925 to 1933) and as an essayist. He died in Zurich.[2]

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