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Salem Ludwig (1915–2007)

Salem Ludwig was born on July 31, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Unfaithful (2002), The Savages (2007) and America America (1963). He died on April 1, 2007 in New York City, New York. See full bio »

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Unfaithful Man with suitcase
The Savages
The Savages Mr. Sperry
America America
America America Odysseus Topouzoglou
Endless Love
Endless Love Mr. Switzer


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 2007 The Savages
Mr. Sperry
 2005 Life on the Ledge
 2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Mr. Seligman
- A Murderer Among Us (2003) ... Mr. Seligman
 2003 Riverside (Short)
Ezra & Roy
 2002 Unfaithful
Man with suitcase
 2001 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
- Hostage (2001)
 2001 The Business of Strangers
Man at Pool
 2000 Ed (TV Series)
Professor Kaplan
- Better Days (2000) ... Professor Kaplan
 1999 Law & Order (TV Series)
David Judd
- DNR (1999) ... David Judd
 1999 Packing for Two (Short)
 1999 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Mr. Capri
- Pax Soprana (1999) ... Mr. Capri
 1998 The Object of My Affection
Mr. Shapiro
 1998 Wrestling with Alligators
Old Man
 1997 My Perfect Journey (Short)
 1996 Flux (Short)
 1996 I'm Not Rappaport
 1993 For Love or Money
 1989 Married to the Mob (TV Movie)
Frank Salerno
 1989 Wiseguy (TV Series)
- All or Nothing (1989)
 1986 Désordre
 1986 Heartburn
 1985 Kate & Allie (TV Series)
- Dress to Kill (1985) ... Rosenthal
 1984 A Doctor's Story (TV Movie)
Dr. Parnus
 1981 Endless Love
Mr. Switzer
 1978 The Defection of Simas Kudirka (TV Movie)
Assistant Supervisor
 1976 The Next Man
Ghossan Kaddara
 1974 McCloud (TV Series)
Ben Segrist
- The Gang That Stole Manhattan (1974) ... Ben Segrist
 1971 All in the Family (TV Series)
Solomon Rabinowitz
- Archie's Aching Back (1971) ... Solomon Rabinowitz
 1968 What's So Bad About Feeling Good?
Witter (uncredited)
 1967 The Doctors (TV Series)
Dr. Roth
- Episode #1.1316 (1967) ... Dr. Roth (credit only)
- Episode #1.1311 (1967) ... Dr. Roth (credit only)
 1965-1966 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Judge / Judge Matkis
- The 10-Foot, 6-Inch Pole (1966) ... Judge
- Picture Me a Murder (1965) ... Judge Matkis
 1963-1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Ericson / Sam Allen / Dr. Josephson
- Threshold (1965) ... Dr. Ericson
- Climb a Broken Ladder (1964) ... Sam Allen
- Choice Among Wrongs (1963) ... Dr. Josephson
 1965 For the People (TV Series)
Judge #2
- To Prosecute All Crimes (1965) ... Judge #2
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
- The $5.98 Dress (1964) ... Benton
 1963 America America
Odysseus Topouzoglou
 1960 Road to Reality (TV Series)
 1959 Brenner (TV Series)
- Crime Wave (1959) ... Brewster
 1959 Omnibus (TV Series)
 1958 Never Love a Stranger
Moishe Moscowitz
 1950-1952 Danger (TV Series)
- The System (1952) ... Simmy
- Dressing Up (1950)
 1952 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1952 The Story of Roger Williams (TV Movie)
 1951 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
- The Invader (1951) ... Chandler
 1951 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Dutch Van Dox
- The Copper (1951) ... Dutch Van Dox
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Man Number One
- Cafe Ami (1951) ... Man Number One
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Stolen City (1951)

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A politically opinionated man, he was blacklisted in 1957. As a result, his early work in television and film came to a halt for a number of years, but continued to perform on stage. In later years, Mr. Ludwig shared stories on how his relatives and friends were trailed and threatened with various forms of retribution if they didn't deliver incriminating information about the actor. See more »

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