Is S. Z. Sakall Living or Dead?

Has Hungarian actor S. Z. Sakall died? Or is he still alive?

Living or Dead? Celebrities, films, tv shows, birthdays, deaths ... your one-stop shop to satisfy your morbid curiosity.


Hungarian actor

S. Z. Sakall is ...

Dead
Born 2 Feb 1883 in Budapest
Died 12 Feb 1955 in Hollywood
Age72 years
Causemyocardial infarction
Correction?
S. Z. Sakall
S. Z. Sakall
Cropped screenshot of S. Z. Sakall from the trailer for the film Small Town Girl.

About S. Z. Sakall

Szőke Szakáll (2 February 1883 – 12 February 1955), known as S. Z. Sakall, was a Hungarian stage and film character actor. The name he went by, Szőke Szakáll, is Hungarian for blonde beard. He appeared in many films including In the Good Old Summertime, Lullaby of Broadway, Christmas in Connecticut, and Casablanca, in which he played Carl, the head waiter. Chubby-jowled Sakall played numerous supporting roles in Hollywood musicals and comedies in the 1940s and 1950s. His rotund cuteness caused studio head Jack Warner to bestow on Sakall the nickname "Cuddles". Warner asked that he be billed as S. Z. "Cuddles" Sakall in his later films, though he was never happy with the name. He became well known for using the phrase "everything is hunky dunky."

Death

Sakall died of a heart attack in Hollywood on 12 February 1955, shortly after filming The Student Prince, ten days after his 72nd birthday. He is buried in the Garden of Memory in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

Films

S. Z. Sakall has worked on the following films:

Montana
1950 film by Ray Enright
1950
My Love Came Back
1940 film by Curtis Bernhardt
1940
Romance on the High Seas
1948 film by Michael Curtiz
1948
My Dream Is Yours
1949 film by Friz Freleng, Michael Curtiz
1949
Never Say Goodbye
1946 film by James V. Kern
1946
Thank Your Lucky Stars
1943 film by David Butler
1943
The Devil and Miss Jones
1941 film by Sam Wood
1941
The Student Prince
1954 film by Richard Thorpe
1954
Lullaby of Broadway
1951 film by David Butler
1951
In the Good Old Summertime
1949 film by Buster Keaton, Robert Zigler Leonard
1949
Tea for Two
1950 film by David Butler
1950
The Time, the Place and the Girl
1946 film by David Butler
1946
San Antonio
1945 western Technicolor film
1945
It's a Date
American film, 1940
1940
Wonder Man
1945 film by H. Bruce Humberstone
1945
Shine On, Harvest Moon
1944 film by David Butler
1944
Small Town Girl
1953 film by László Kardos
1953
Broadway
1942 film by William A. Seiter
1942
The Dolly Sisters
1945 film by Irving Cummings
1945
Seven Sweethearts
1942 film by Frank Borzage
1942
Oh, You Beautiful Doll
1949 film by John M. Stahl
1949
Look for the Silver Lining
1950 film by David Butler
1950
Spring Parade
1940 film by Henry Koster, Felix Jackson
1940
Cynthia
1946 film by Robert Zigler Leonard
1947
The Affairs of Maupassant
1936 film by Henry Koster
1936
The Merry Farmer
1927 film by Franz Seitz Sr.
1927
Scandal in Budapest
1933 film by Steve Sekely, Géza von Bolváry
1933
The Squeaker
1931 film by Karel Lamač, Martin Frič
1931
Why Cry at Parting?
1929 film by Richard Eichberg
1929
Melody of Love
1932 German film
1932
Fräulein Lilli
1936 Austrian comedy film
1936
Family Gathering in the House of Prellstein
1927 film by Hans Steinhoff
1927
Sugarfoot
1951 film by Edwin L. Marin
1951
Girls to Marry
1932 film by Wilhelm Thiele
1932
Pavement Butterfly
silent film
1929
Grand Duchess Alexandra
1933 film by Wilhelm Thiele
1933
Two Hearts in Waltz Time
1930 film by Géza von Bolváry
1930
Voices of Spring
1933 film by Paul Fejos
1933
Whirl of Youth
1928 film by Richard Eichberg
1928
The Soaring Maiden
1931 film by Carl Boese
1931
Mary Lou
1928 film by Frederic Zelnik
1928
Adventures on the Lido
1933 film by Richard Oswald
1933
The Woman They Talk About
1931 film by Victor Janson
1931
Make Up
German film
1927
Gräfin Mariza
1932 film by Richard Oswald
1932
When You're Young, the World Belongs to You
1934 film by Richard Oswald
1934