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December 2nd, 2008
Biography: S.Z. Sakall
S.Z. Sakall citizenship application

Photo from Sakall’s application for U.S. citizenship.

Click to see the application.

By Karen Thomas
Writer, Producer and Director of CINEMA’S EXILES: FROM HITLER TO HOLLYWOOD

Hungarian S.Z. Sakall played an endearing “fussbudget” in over thirty movies between 1940 and 1950. He had found success as a comedian in early German talkies, then when Hitler came on the scene, he returned to Hungary. Producer Joseph Pasternak, a distant cousin, brought Sakall to the United States in 1939. He kept his citizenship papers on the mantel in his living room.





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    I love S.Z. Sakall so very much. He was someone to be hugged multiple times. Wish he was still alive to act in more wonderful movies.

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    Did S Z Sakall have any children?

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