Louis Brody

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Louis Brody
Ludwig M'bebe Mpessa

(1892-02-15)15 February 1892
Died11 February 1951(1951-02-11) (aged 58)
  • Actor
  • musician
  • wrestler
Years active1915–1951

Louis Brody (born Ludwig M'bebe Mpessa; 15 February 1896 – 11 February 1951) was a Cameroonian-born German film actor, musician and showfighter.[1]

Brody was born in Douala, in the German colony of Kamerun.[1] His career began in the 1920s after he moved to Germany and lasted uninterrupted throughout the Nazi regime till his death in 1951. 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 unknown woman from Danzig. Brody remained active and successful as an artist during World War II.

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  1. ^ a b "Afrika in Berlin". dhm.de.

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