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TCM Summer Under the Stars: Day Four — S.Z. “Cuddles” Sakall

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Aug 3, 2020

S.Z. Sakall was unforgettable. S.Z. Sakall, the featured player for Day Four of TCM’s Summer Under the Stars, is making his first-ever appearance in this annual celebration. Known for his amiable demeanor, his smiling eyes, and a lovable presence that led to his nickname “Cuddles,” Sakall was read more

S.Z. Sakall

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Nov 14, 2015

Today, I'm looking at the life and career of the beloved old Hollywood character actor S.Z. Sakall. Here he is as Otto Oberkugen in In the Good Old Summertime (1949). This article is part of the What a Character! blogathon hosted by Once Upon a Screen, Outspoken & Freckled, and Paula's Cinema read more

Supporting Players: S.Z. Sakall

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Dec 9, 2014

Hungarian actor S.Z. Sakall's portly frame and fractured English were a much-loved addition to many old Hollywood films in the 1940s and 1950s, including Casablanca, Christmas in Connecticut and In the Good Old Summertime. Sakall was born Jacob Gero on Feb. 2, 1883, in Budapest to a Jewish family read more

Mini Tribute: Character Actor S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Feb 2, 2013

Born February 2, 1883 Character Actor S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall! Character Actor S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall appeared in over 100 films. He started his career in Hungarian and German silent films and early talkies, but is probably best remembered for his Hollywood era films including read more