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in the trailer for Cobra Woman (1944)

Sabu Dastagir (27 January 1924 – 2 December 1963) was a film actor of Indian origin, who later obtained American citizenship. He was normally credited only by his first name, Sabu, and is primarily known for his work in film during the 1930s–1940s in Britain and America.

Fact file

  • Born: Sabu Dastagir 27 January 1924 Karapur, Mysore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India
  • Died: 2 December 1963 (aged 39) Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Cause of death: Heart attack
  • Other names: Selar Shaik Sabu
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1937–1963
  • Religion: Islam
  • Spouse(s): Marilyn Cooper (1948–1963) (his death) 2 children
  • Children: Paul Sabu, Jasmine Sabu

Read more about Sabu at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2013-11-05 22:13:33
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Actor Robert Kendall dies at 82
Variety, 2009-12-04 00:59:47
Obituary: 'Scheherazade' star also appeared in 'Casbah' -- Robert Kendall, who replaced Sabu in the role of Hassan in the 1947 hit Universal musical "Song of Scheherazade" and appeared in "Casbah" one year later, died Nov. 12 in Seattle. He was 82.

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