Swedish Silent film actor Axel Wilhelm Leopold Ringvall was born on this day in Stockholm. Ringvall was very much a man of the live stage, being not just an actor, but also a singer of both bawdy folk songs and operatti pieces alike. He was known to be especially fond of the songs of Swedish librettist Eilias Sehlstedt. Throughout the late 1890's he had steady work on the stage in Stockholm. He was a permanent fixture of the Oscar Theater from it's opening in 1906. He finally appeared in his first motion picture in 1908 with Dans ur Surcouf, a 4 minute short released in May of that year. In all he appeared in 10 films during his career; all of them in the silent era and all of them Swedish. The jolly actor's last film appearance came in Hin och smålänningen in 1927, the year of his death. Ringvall died on the 21st of December in Stockholm; he is buried in the Northern Cemetery there.