Mickey Hargitay

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Mickey Hargitay

Born

1/6/1926, Budapest, Hungary

Died

9/14/2006

Birth Name

Miklos Hargitay

Gender

Male
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Biography

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His parents were in show business in Europe. He emigrated to the U.S. after World War II. He was discovered by Mae West and joined the Mae West Revue. He married his second wife, Jayne Mansfield on January 13, 1958. They had three children together...Mickey, Jr., Zoltan, and…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Inspired to begin body building after seeing Steve Reeves on the cover of a magazine.
      One of the only actors to portray "Hercules" without a beard.
      First recipient of the Joe Weider Lifetime Achievement Award.
      In 1955, he received the titles of Mr. Universe, Mr. America, and Mr. Olympia.

    • Mickey Hargitay fled his home country of Hungary in 1947 to avoid the mandatory Soviet military draft.

    • Mickey Hargitay won the "Mr. Universe" title in 1955.

  • Quotes

    • Mickey: I wanted in the worst way to do the film with Jayne. At the time, we didn't tell anybody, but Jayne was pregnant. I noticed it myself she was getting alittle bit heavier (making the movie The Loves of Hercules) than she normally was.

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