S. Z. Sakall Biography
A legendary Hungarian movie actor, Szoke Szakall better known as ‘S.Z. Sakall’ is widely recognized for his brilliant performances in the movies like ‘In the Good Old Summertime’, ‘Lullaby of Broadway’, ‘Casablanca’ and ‘Christmas in Connecticut’. This versatile movie personality was born on 2nd February 1883 in Budapest, Hungary. In his initial, he used to write sketches for the Budapest vaudeville shows under the name of Szoke Szakall. He started to take interest in acting at the age of 18. In the period of 1910s, he started appearing in the Hungarian stage plays. After a decade, he shifted his place to Vienna where he got a chance to perform in ‘Kabarett Leopoldi-Wiesenthal’. In the year 1927, he was casted in the movie titled ‘Familientag im Hause Prellstein’. His performance in the movie was well appreciated by the audiences. In 1929, he appeared in the movie titled ‘Ihre Majestat die Liebe’. The movie was remade in the Hollywood with the title of ‘Her Majesty Lov’. His next considerable role came in the movie ‘Two Hearts in Waltz Time’. Szakall showed his immense acting skills in more than 40 movies in his native place, Hungary. He moved to Hollywood along with his wife. It was in the year 1940. When he made his first appearance in the Hollywood movie titled ‘It’s a Date’. His outstanding performance gained huge appreciation of the audience. After a year, he was casted in the movie titled ‘Ball of Fire’. He further became popular with the movie.
After getting much needed recognition in Hollywood after making appearance in the several movies, he signed a movie contract with ‘Warner Brothers’. Szakall appeared in the various movies of Warner Brothers. His much appreciated role came in 1942 when he appeared in the movie ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’. After a year, he further gained wide attention and appraisal of the audience after showing his exceptional acting talent in the movie ‘Casablanca’. He portrayed the role of Carl, the head waiter in the movie. Szakall continued his successful acting career with appearing in other movies like ‘Christmas in Connecticut’, ‘Embraceable You’. ‘Romance on the High Seas’, ‘My Dream Is Yours’, ‘Look for the Silver Lining’, ‘In the Good Old Summertime’, ‘The Shop Around the Corner’, ‘Oh, You Beautiful Doll’, ‘Tea for Two’, ‘Lullaby of Broadway’, ‘Montana’, ‘The Daughter of Rosie O’Grady’, ‘Sugarfoot’, ‘Painting the Clouds with Sunshine’ and ‘The Student Prince’. He has shown his versatile performances in many movies.
Talking about his personal life, the renowned actor has got married twice. First he got married to the beautiful lady named ‘Giza Grossner’ in 1916. After two years of marriage, Giza uncertain death made him alone. In 1920, he again got married to gorgeous lady, Anne Kardos. Both were sharing blissful moments with each other. In 1955, the renowned actor left this world. He was died after shooting for the movie ‘The Student Prince’. Szakall was buried in Garden of Memory based in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
This legendary actor had achieved huge fame and success in his career. He was often noticed for his dashing and attractive personality. His exemplified height of 5 feet 11 inches and athletic body had many girls crazy. Szakall had garnered huge fan following in his life. His exceptional acting skills in the various movies were hugely appreciated by the audiences. He had always been the part of appreciation and appraisal in his entire movie career. Szakall’s true net worth and salary hasn’t been disclosed yet in the media. More interesting information and facts about him can be extracted from the wiki and other various internet sites.