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In Memoriam ~ Robert "Bob" Brody

Posted: February 29, 2012

Robert Brody, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, died in Austin on February 21, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. Prof. Brody received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and taught at the University of Texas at Austin from 1974 until his retirement in 1997.  He was a specialist in Spanish American literature and his scholarship focused particularly on the works of two twentieth-century Spanish American writers, Julio Cortázar and Carlos Fuentes.  Following his retirement, he pursued acting and appeared in a number of local theater productions.  In 2010, he starred in a short film entitled “Life is Like a Glass of Tea,” playing the role of a rabbi.  It will be shown at the 2012 Austin Jewish Film Festival in March. 

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