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

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 The Devil and Miss Jones, Ball of Fire, Casablanca, Christmas in Connecticut, The Dolly Sisters, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Cinderella Jones and In the Good Old Summertime.

“Everything is hunky dunky!” -S. Z. Sakall

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Character Actor S. Z. "Cuddles" SakallS. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall as Carl, the head waiter, in Casablanca (photo)

Customer: Are you sure this place is honest?
Carl the Head Waiter (S.Z. Sakall) Honest? As honest as the day is long!
-in Casablanca

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S. Z. Sakall and Barbara Stanwyck in Christmas in ConnecticutS. Z. Sakall and Barbara Stanwyck in Christmas in Connecticut (photo)

Watch now. I show you how to flip-flop the flop-flips.
-S.Z. Sakall as Felix Bassenak in Christmas in Connecticut

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Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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