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Born: February 12, 1883, Lockenhaus
Died: January 29, 1973 (age 89), Hollywood
Biography: Ludwig Stössel was an actor born in Lockenhaus, Austria. He was one of many Jewish actors and actresses who were forced to flee Europe when the Nazis came to power in 1933. Stössel began performing on the stage in Austria and Germany when he was only 17. He soon became a successful character... MORE
Biography: Ludwig Stössel was an actor born in Lockenhaus, Austria. He was one of many Jewish actors and actresses who were forced to flee Europe when the Nazis came to power in 1933. Stössel began performing on the stage in Austria and Germany when he was only 17. He soon became a successful character actor and played for the most important stages of Germany, among other at Max Reinhardt in Berlin, at the Barnowsky-Bühne and at the German Künstlertheater. Stössel became a movie actor at a later age. His first motion picture was a small role in the silent movie, In der Heimat, da gibt's ein Wiedersehn! in 1926 at the age of 43. He appeared in about a half dozen silent movies in Germany after this. Stössel received more roles with the arrival of sound. Stössel's first sound movie was Georg Wilhelm Pabst's Skandal um Eva in 1930. The following year, he appeared in Max Neufeld's Opernredoute. Later that year, he appeared as a hotel owner in the German comedy Die Koffer des Herrn O.F. starring Peter Lorre and Hedy Lamarr. In 1932, he appeared as Riederer, The Amtshauptmann of the town of St. Vigil in Der Rebell. Next he played Leon in Hände aus dem Dunkel. LESS
Originally made as a pilot for a US TV seres co-production between Hammer Films and Screen Gems, this was later broadcast as part of a number of other anthology series. It stars Anton Diffring as Baron Frankenstein. The film uses a lot of recognisable stock footage from classic Univesal films, like Dracula's brides and the narrator from the Inner Sanctum movies.
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