What was Felix Salten’s real name? January 26, 2020 by Pamela Landy Felix Salten’s real name is Siegmund Salzmann. Under the pen name “Salten,” the German author wrote Bambi (1923). The first English translation was published in 1928. Related PostsWho invented Felix the Cat?What was Sandro Botticelli's real name?What was Pip's real name in Great Expectations?What was Gerald R. Ford's real name?What was Sojourner Truth's real name?What was Geronimo's real name?