S. Z. Sakall

1883 - 1955

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Szőke Szakáll (born Jakab Grünwald, aka Gärtner Sándor and Gerő Jenő; 2 February 1883 – 12 February 1955), known in the English speaking world as S. Z. Sakall, was a Hungarian-American stage and film character actor. He appeared in many films including Christmas in Connecticut (1945), In the Good Old Summertime (1949), Lullaby of Broadway (1951), and Casablanca (1942), in which he played Carl, the head waiter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of S. Z. Sakall has received more than 338,597 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. S. Z. Sakall is the 5,778th most popular actor (down from 4,010th in 2019), the 532nd most popular biography from Hungary (down from 399th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Hungarian Actor.

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Among actors, S. Z. Sakall ranks 5,778 out of 10,030Before him are Claire McDowell, Seo Hyun-jin, Larry Miller, Annette Charles, Talulah Riley, and Ben Burtt. After him are Dorothy Janis, Blanca Portillo, Walter Slezak, Barbara Loden, Billy Porter, and Kevin Zegers.

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Among people born in 1883, S. Z. Sakall ranks 201Before him are Paul Pilgrim, Mary Alden, Max Eastman, Stanley Bruce, Marguerite Clark, and Nathaniel Cartmell. After him are C. I. Lewis, Frank Benford, Edna May Oliver, Arthur L. Newton, Pauline Frederick, and Max Horton. Among people deceased in 1955, S. Z. Sakall ranks 126Before him are John Hodiak, Robert E. Sherwood, Einar Arnórsson, David Carstens, Matthew Henson, and Rukhmabai. After him are Katharine Drexel, Alice Joyce, Robert Riskin, Mary McLeod Bethune, Bert McCaffrey, and Carlyle Blackwell.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, S. Z. Sakall ranks 532 out of 696Before him are Iván Menczel (1941), Sigmund Romberg (1887), Mór Kóczán (1885), Susan Polgár (1969), Valéria Gyenge (1933), and Balázs Dzsudzsák (1986). After him are Katalin Vad (1980), Kálmán Markovits (1931), Ágnes Hranitzky (1945), Raoul Bott (1923), György Gedó (1949), and Csaba Fenyvesi (1943).

Among ACTORS In Hungary

Among actors born in Hungary, S. Z. Sakall ranks 19Before him are Mari Törőcsik (1935), Victor Varconi (1891), Katalin Karády (1910), Hilda Gobbi (1913), Ilona Massey (1910), and Eva Henger (1972). After him are Magda Gabor (1915) and Marina Aleksandrova (1982).

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