Louis Brody

Louis Brody was born, in Douala, in the German colony of Kamerun, now Cameroon and died 11 February 1952, Berlin, Germany. He was a notable black German actor, musician, and wrestler.[1]

Louis Brody
Born
M'bebe Mpessa

(1892-02-15)15 February 1892
Died11 February 1952(1952-02-11) (aged 59)
Berlin, Germany
OccupationActor

His career began in the 1920s and lasted uninterrupted throughout the Nazi regime till his death in 1952. Brody engaged also in political work in favour of Afro-Germans as part of the African Aid Organisation, established by and for Afro-Germans living in Germany. In 1938 he married a woman from Danzig. Unlike black and Jewish colleagues and friends of his, Brody survived the racist regime of the Nazis while remaining active and successful as an artist. His roles often emphasized the racial stigmas prevalent against blacks in Germany at the times.

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Selected filmography

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