Wednesday, July 24, 2024


Samuel M. Brody, 96

Samuel Meyer Brody of Westport died April 2 in Bridgeport. He was 96. Image
Sam Brody: advertising executive.  Contributed photo

Sam was a larger than life character who belonged to everyone he met.

Born in 1921 to Russian Jewish immigrants, he survived the Great Depression, World War II and went on to be a pioneer in the glory days of advertising on Madison Avenue.

During the Great Depression, Sam witnessed the eviction of his family. The two-bedroom apartments they lived in for the next several years were crammed full, not only with Sam’s family and their beloved dog, but two uncles, his mother’s younger brothers.