Ludwig Schmid-Wildy

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Aachen, Germany
Ludwig Schmid-Wildy was born in 1896 as son of a sculptor from Schwabing, Germany. As a child, he was the model for the "Munchner Kindl", a famous statue in Munich. He became a confectioner-apprentice. Some of his customers were Liesl Karlstadt and Karl Valentin, German actors. In the 1920s he started acting. To the fans of German film and theatre, especially Bavarian "Volkstheater" he will be remembered as the personification of the ancient, clever Bavarian. In real life he was an clever inventor, too. Some of his inventions were a battery, a turbine engine and a machine for potato-dumplings. Read more...