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Ludwig Stössel (1883–1973)

Born in Austria in 1883, Ludwig Stossel was an established theater presence (from age 17) in both his homeland and in Germany for decades, performing at one time or another for both Max Reinhardt and Otto Preminger. He made a handful of German silents beginning in 1926 and had moved with ease into sound pictures. The Nazi invasion of Austria forced... See full bio »

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 1964 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series)
Little Ole Wine Maker
- Episode #1.10 (1964) ... Little Ole Wine Maker
 1963 The New Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Otto Shafmeister
- The Little Old Gluemaker, Me! (1963) ... Otto Shafmeister
 1961 Window on Main Street (TV Series)
Ludwig
- Christmas Memory (1961) ... Ludwig (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1961 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Janitor
- A Perfect Memory (1961) ... Janitor
 1961 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Piano Tuner
- Variations on a Theme (1961) ... Piano Tuner
 1960 Hong Kong (TV Series)
Wagner
- Pearl Flower (1960) ... Wagner (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1960 G.I. Blues
Owner of Puppet Show (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Professor Maximillian
- The Fabulous Fiddle (1960) ... Professor Maximillian
 1959 The Blue Angel
Dr. Fritz Heine
 1958-1959 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Anton Kovac
- The Big Squeeze (1959) ... Anton Kovac
- Lady on the Loose (1958) ... Anton Kovac
- Six Faces of Satan (1958) ... Anton Kovac (as Ludwig Stossel)
- Blind Spot (1958) ... Anton Kovac (as Ludwig Stossel)
- Turntable (1958) ... Anton Kovac (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1958-1959 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Adolph Van Beers / Otto Kessler
- The Case of the Shattered Dream (1959) ... Adolph Van Beers
- The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde (1958) ... Otto Kessler (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1958 Tales of Frankenstein (TV Short)
Wilhelm
 1958 From the Earth to the Moon
Aldo Von Metz (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1958 Me and the Colonel
Dr. Szicki (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1956-1958 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Hanno / Mister Fixit
- Betty's Crusade (1958) ... Hanno
- The Angel's Sweater (1956) ... Mister Fixit
 1957 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Professor
- A Mind of Their Own (1957) ... Professor
 1955-1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Richard Wissman / Mr. Rogers
- Sound That Kills (1956) ... Dr. Richard Wissman
- Spider Inc. (1955) ... Mr. Rogers (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Professor Harnish
- The Glorious Gift of Molly Malloy (1956) ... Professor Harnish
 1955-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Prof. Müller / Dr. Snider
- Temptation (1956) ... Prof. Müller
- Love Letters (1955) ... Dr. Snider
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
- Man of Medicine (1956)
 1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Dr. Von Scorebrand
- A Bell for Okinawa (1956) ... Dr. Von Scorebrand
 1955 Warner Brothers Presents (TV Series)
Ludwig
- Hand of Fate (1955) ... Ludwig
 1955 Passport to Danger (TV Series)
Petrof
- Budapest (1955) ... Petrof (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1955 Casablanca (TV Series)
Ludwig
- Who Holds Tomorrow? (1955) ... Ludwig
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
- The Grand Almost (1955)
 1955 December Bride (TV Series)
Maurice
- The Sentimentalist (1955) ... Maurice
 1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Enrique / Luka
- Slide, Darling, Slide (1954) ... Enrique
- The Bet (1953) ... Luka (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1954 Deep in My Heart
Mr. Novak (uncredited)
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
Poppa Hart
- Destiny (1954) ... Poppa Hart
 1954 Lady in the Wings (TV Movie)
 1954 The Adventures of Falcon (TV Series)
Otto Koenig
- Borderline Case (1954) ... Otto Koenig
 1953-1954 Ramar of the Jungle (TV Series)
Peter Van Dyne
- Contraband (1954) ... Peter Van Dyne
- Danger in Disguise (1953) ... Peter Van Dyne
- The Mask of Kreenah (1953) ... Peter Van Dyne
- Tribal Feud (1953) ... Peter Van Dyne
- Drums of the Jungle (1953) ... Peter Van Dyne
 1954 Mayor of the Town (TV Series)
Veeder
- The Watchmaker (1954) ... Veeder
 1954 With This Ring (Short)
 1953 Geraldine
Professor Berger
 1953 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- The Tenderfoot (1953)
 1953 The Sun Shines Bright
Herman Felsburg (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1953 Call Me Madam
Grand Duke Otto (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Clockman
- Guardian of the Clock (1953) ... Clockman
 1952 No Time for Flowers
Papa Svoboda
 1952 The Schaefer Century Theatre (TV Series)
- Portfolio Twelve (1952)
 1952 Somebody Loves Me
Mr. D.J. Grauman (uncredited)
 1952 The Merry Widow
Major Domo (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Diplomatic Courier
Watchmaker (uncredited)
 1951 The Last Half Hour: The Mayerling Story (TV Movie)
Bratfisch, Coachman
 1951 Too Young to Kiss
German Piano Accompanist (uncredited)
 1951 Corky of Gasoline Alley
Dr. Hammerschlag (uncredited)
 1951 As Young as You Feel
Serge Toulevitsky - Conductor (uncredited)
 1949 The Great Sinner
Hotel Manager
 1948 A Song Is Born
Professor Traumer (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1947 Escape Me Never
Mr. Steinach (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1947 This Time for Keeps
Peter
 1947 Song of Love
Haslinger (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Dr. Albert Einstein (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1946 Temptation
Dr. Mueller
 1946 Cloak and Dagger
'Fritz' - Gestapo at Bar (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1946 Miss Susie Slagle's
Otto
 1946 Girl on the Spot
'Popsy' Lorenz (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1945 House of Dracula
Siegfried (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1945 Yolanda and the Thief
School Teacher (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1945 Dillinger
Mr. Otto (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1944 Lake Placid Serenade
Mayor of Lany
 1944 Bluebeard
Jean Lamarte (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1944 The Climax
Carl Baumann
 1943 The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler
Graub (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1943 Hitler's Madman
Herman Bauer, Burgomaster
 1943 What We Are Fighting For (Short)
 1943 Action in the North Atlantic
Capt. Ziemer (uncredited)
 1943 They Came to Blow Up America
Papa Julius Steelman
 1943 Above Suspicion
Herr Schultz - Innsbruck Forger (uncredited)
 1942 The Great Impersonation
Dr. Schmidt (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1942 Pittsburgh
Dr. Grazlich
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
Austrian Ambassador (uncredited)
 1942 Casablanca
Mr. Leuchtag (uncredited)
 1942 Who Done It?
Dr. Anton Marek
 1942 Iceland
Valtyr's Father (uncredited)
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees
Henry 'Pop' Gehrig (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1942 I Married an Angel
Bela (uncredited)
 1942 Kings Row
Professor Berdorff (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1942 Woman of the Year
Dr. Lubbeck (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1941 All Through the Night
Mr. Miller (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1941 Marry the Bo$$'$ Daughter
Franz Polgar
 1941 Great Guns
Dr. Schickel (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1941 Down in San Diego
Brock (uncredited)
 1941 Underground
Herr Gustav Müller, a Neighbor (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1941 Man Hunt
Doctor (as Ludwig Stossell)
 1941 Back Street
Louis - the Waiter (uncredited)
 1940 Jennie
Fritz Schermer
 1940 The Flying Squad
Li Yoseph
 1940 Dance, Girl, Dance
Caesar (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1940 The Man I Married
Dr. Gerhardt
 1940 Four Sons
Pastor (as Ludwig Stossel)
 1940 Dead Man's Shoes
Dr. Breithaut
 1940 Return to Yesterday
Capt. Angst
 1937 The Pastor from Kirchfeld
Vetter, der Pfarrer von Skt. Jakob
 1934 Nordpol - Ahoi!
Director
 1933 Rund um eine Million
Der Hoteldirektor
 1933 Heimkehr ins Glück
Pichler
 1933 Johannisnacht
Theaterdirektor
 1933 Hände aus dem Dunkel
Generaldirektor Leon
 1933 The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
Arbeiter / Worker
 1933 Der Läufer von Marathon (as Ludwig Stoessel)
 1933 Dawn
 1932 Der Rebell
Riederer, Amtshauptmann von St. Vigil
 1932 Nachtkolonne
 1932 Chauffeur Antoinette
Baron Kiesel
 1931 Die Koffer des Herrn O.F.
Hotelier Brunn
 1931 Hilfe! Überfall!
Der Varieté-Agent
 1931 Opera Ball
 1931 Elisabeth von Österreich
Bratfisch
 1931 Once I Loved a Girl in Vienna
Valentin Rainer - Souffleur
 1931 Die Privatsekretärin
Personalchef Klapper
 1930 Bockbierfest
Livius Heintze - Fabrikant
 1930 Skandal um Eva
Dir.Rohrbach
 1929 Aus dem Tagebuch eines Junggesellen
Herr von Pollak
 1928 Serenissimus und die letzte Jungfrau
Direktor der Florida-Bar
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TV commercials for Italian Swiss colony wine.

Alternate Names:

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In the 1960s, Italian Swiss Colony wine producers chose him to be their advertising spokesman. Dressed in an Alpine hat and lederhosen, his motto was that he was "That Little Old Winemaker, Me!" in a series of commercials that spanned a decade. The irony was that Stossel in real life was a longtime connoisseur of fine wines, and would normally never have had anything to do with a low-priced, ... See more »

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