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Ludwig Stössel ACTOR

Ludwig Stössel was born on February 12th, 1883 in Lockenhaus, Austria.   At the age of seventeen he began performing as a stage actor and soon was performing in Germany in a number of stage productions. 

It was not until much later in life at the age of forty three that he broke into the film industry and made his first movie appearance in the silent film, "In der Heimat, da gibt's ein Wiedersehn!" (1926) followed by roles in a number of other silent films in Germany such as, "Herkules Maier" (1928), "Serenissimus und die letzte Jungfrau" (1928), "Aus dem Tagebuch eines Junggesellen" (1929) and "Möblierte Zimmer" (1929).
In the 1930's he began working in sound films while still in Europe with his first role being on the film, "Skandal um Eva" (1930).  Soon he added more sound film credits to his resume appearing in, "Opernredoute" (1931), "Die Koffer des Herrn O.F" (1931) and "Der Rebell" (1932).
When the Nazi's came to power in 1933, he and his family who were of Jewish heritage had to flee Germany.  he returned to Austria to continue working as an actor and also appeared in more stage productions.  His final film in Austria was, "Pfarrer von Kirchfeld" in 1937. 

He then had to flee to Paris and eventually London when Hitler began to have even more control.   In 1939 he took off for Hollywood.  Soon he was adding American film credits, "Four Sons" (1940), "Underground" (1942), "Iceland" (1942), "Pride of the Yankees" (1942) starring Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan and Dan Duryea and "Casablanca" (1942) starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid BergmanClaude Rains and Paul Henreid

Over the course of his career he would appear in over 130 television and film roles.  Some of his later film appearances were in, "Hitler's Madman" (1943), "The Strange Death of Adolph Hitler" (1943), "The Climax" (1944), "Dillinger" (1945), "Temptation" (1946), "The Beginning or the End" (1947), "The Great Sinner" (1949) and "Call Me Madame" in 1953 and "G.I. Blues" (1960) starring Elvis Presley.
In addition to film work he appeared in a variety of television series such as, "Cavalcade of America", "Man with a Camera", "The Donna Reed Show", "Perry Mason", "Ramar of the Jungle", "Father Knows Best", "The Public Defender", "The Loretta Young Show", "Passport to Danger", "The Hollywood Palace" and "My Three Sons".
Ludwig Stössel passed away on January 29th, 1973 in Hollywood, California after a bad fall just fourteen days before he turned ninety.   His remains were cremated and his ashes were shipped to Austria.  He left behind his only wife, actress, Eleanore Stössel.


1964         The Hollywood Palace
1963         The New Phil Silvers Show
1961         Window on Main Street
1961         My Three Sons
1961         The Donna Reed Show
1960         Hong Kong
1960         G.I. Blues
1960         Shotgun Slade 
1959         The Blue Angel
1958-1959     Man with a Camera 
1958-1959     Perry Mason 
1958         From the Earth to the Moon
1958         Me and the Colonel
1956-1958     Father Knows Best 
1958         Tales of Frankenstein 
1957         The Loretta Young Show
1955-1956     Science Fiction Theatre 
1956         G.E. True Theater 
1955-1956     Lux Video Theatre
1956         Crusader 
1956         TV Reader's Digest 
1955         Warner Brothers Presents 
1955         Passport to Danger
1955-1956     Casablanca
1955         Big Town 
1955         December Bride
1953-1954     The Ford Television Theatre
1954         Deep in My Heart
1954         The Public Defender
1954         Lady in the Wings
1954         The Adventures of Falcon
1953-1954     Ramar of the Jungle 
1954         Mayor of the Town
1953         Geraldine
1953         Cavalcade of America
1953         The Sun Shines Bright
1953         Call Me Madam
1953         Schlitz Playhouse
1952         No Time for Flowers
1952         The Schaefer Century Theatre 
1952         Somebody Loves Me
1952         The Merry Widow
1952         Gruen Guild Theater
1952         Diplomatic Courier
1951         Too Young to Kiss
1951         Corky of Gasoline Alley
1951         As Young as You Feel
1951         The Last Half Hour: The Mayerling Story
1949         The Great Sinner
1948         A Song Is Born
1947         Escape Me Never
1947         This Time for Keeps
1947         Song of Love
1947         The Beginning or the End
1946         Temptation
1946         Cloak and Dagger
1946         Miss Susie Slagle's
1946         Girl on the Spot
1945         House of Dracula
1945         Yolanda and the Thief
1945         Her Highness and the Bellboy
1945         Dillinger
1944         Lake Placid Serenade
1944         Bluebeard
1944         The Climax
1943         The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler
1943         Hers to Hold
1943         Hitler's Madman
1943         Above Suspicion
1943         What We Are Fighting For
1943         Action in the North Atlantic
1943         They Came to Blow Up America
1942         Tennessee Johnson
1942         The Great Impersonation
1942         Pittsburgh
1942         Casablanca
1942         Who Done It?
1942         Iceland
1942         The Pride of the Yankees
1942         I Married an Angel
1942         Kings Row
1942         Woman of the Year
1941         All Through the Night
1941         Marry the Bo$$'$ Daughter
1941         Great Guns
1941         Down in San Diego
1941         Underground
1941         Man Hunt
1941         Back Street
1940         Jennie
1940         The Flying Squad
1940         Dance, Girl, Dance
1940         The Man I Married
1940         Four Sons
1940         Dead Man's Shoes
1940         Return to Yesterday
1937         The Pastor from Kirchfeld
1934         A Night in Venice
1934         Nordpol - Ahoi!
1933         Rund um eine Million
1933         Heimkehr ins Glück
1933         Johannisnacht
1933         Hände aus dem Dunkel
1933         The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
1933         Der Läufer von Marathon
1933         Dawn
1932         Der Rebell
1932         Spoiling the Game
1932         The Countess of Monte-Christo
1932         The Golden Anchor
1932         Nachtkolonne
1932         Chauffeur Antoinette
1932         Man braucht kein Geld
1931         Die Koffer des Herrn O.F.
1931         Hilfe! Überfall!
1931         Opera Ball
1931         Elisabeth von Österreich
1931         Once I Loved a Girl in Vienna
1931         Queen of the Night
1931         Die Privatsekretärin
1930         Bockbierfest
1930         Ein Burschenlied aus Heidelberg
1930         Skandal um Eva
1930         Heute nacht - eventuell
1929         Katharina Knie
1929         Favorite of Schonbrunn
1929         Möblierte Zimmer
1929         Aus dem Tagebuch eines Junggesellen
1928         Serenissimus und die letzte Jungfrau
1928         Herkules Maier
1926         In der Heimat, da gibt's ein Wiedersehn!

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