|Born||5 October 1884|
|Died||29 November 1973|
|Years active||1925 - 1958|
Josef Somlo (1884–1973) was a Hungarian film producer. Following the Nazi takeover in Germany, where he had worked for a number of years, Somlo went into exile in Britain. During his German period he was associated with Hermann Fellner with whom he co-produced a number of films for their Felsom Film company.
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Lee Parry was a German film actress of the silent era. She appeared in 48 films between 1919 and 1939.
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