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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

In the news

Classic Hollywood: Margaret O'Brien, Charlie Chaplin, Audrey Hepburn and Sabu
LA Times Entertainme, 2015-11-27 08:05:00
Subscribe to the newsletter This is Susan King, veteran movie reporter at the Los Angeles Times and guardian of the Golden Age of Hollywood galaxy. Every Friday in my Classic Hollywood newsletter, I get to talk about everything near and dear to my heart, including notable births and deaths, movie...

Opera of sci-fi classic 'Solaris' creates strange world
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-03-02 17:00:20
To turn the science fiction classic "Solaris" into an opera, the Japanese composer Dai Fujikura and choreographer Saburo Teshigawara set out to create for the audience a world of strangeness. "Solaris," whose world premiere takes place Thursday at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris, is based on the celebrated novel ...

Film Boutique Acquires Berlin Competition Player Sabu’s “Chasuke’s Journey” From Backup (EXCLUSIVE)
Variety, 2015-01-19 17:08:14
PARIS– In the run-up to its competition unspooling at Berlin, arthouse shingle Film Boutique has snatched up international sales rights to critically-aclaimed Japanese helmer Sabu’s “Chasuke’s Journey” from Paris-based Backup. Sabu is no stranger to Berlin. Although he has presented eight movies at the festival, it will be his first ...

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