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105th Birthday Party -- Rudolph Schrader 3-17-80

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-1688
Run Time
0h 7m 3s
Mag Stripe
Date Produced
March 17 1980

This film documents the 105th and final birthday party of Rudolph Schrader, former Olympic gymnast, retired Sears Roebuck and Co. cabinetmaker, American Turners of Northwest Chicago member, and oldest Berwyn, Illinois resident at the time.


This film begins as Rudolph Schrader’s birthday is announced at a social gathering, attendees sing "Happy Birthday," and WLS-TV Channel 7 reporter Fred Villanueva assists Schrader in cutting a cake. The film concludes as Schrader provides a speech and poses with his 5-year old great-grandson Todd Schrader, who was born on the same day.

Schrader was oldest living Olympian at the time of this party, having competed in gymnastics in the 1904 Games.

Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Villanueva, Fred (is participant)
Related Place
Berwyn (represents)