Ludwig Schmitz

Ludwig Schmitz (January 28, 1884 – June 28, 1954) was a German film actor. He appeared in more than forty films during his career including the 1951 comedy The Heath Is Green.[1] He was part of the popular comedy duo Tran and Helle along with Joseph Hussels.

Ludwig Schmitz
Born28 January 1884
DiedJune 28, 1954(1954-06-28) (aged 70)
Years active1934-1954 (film)

Schmitz was a member of the SS from 1 March 1934 and a member of the Nazi Party from May 1937, however he was barred from the German film industry from 1941 "due to unworthy behavior". It was only in the 1950s that the popular comedian was seen again in the West German cinema. He died of a heart attack in 1954.[2]

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  1. ^ Langford p.103
  2. ^ Staedeli, Thomas. "Porträt des Schauspielers Ludwig Schmitz by Thomas Staedeli".


  • Langford, Michelle. Directory of World Cinema: Germany. Intellect Books, 2012.

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