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Also Known As: Mikls Hargitay Died: September 14, 2006
Born: January 6, 1926 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Budapest, HU Profession: actor, bodybuilder, plumber, carpenter

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Hungarian-born Mickey Hargitay was an accomplished actor who appeared in many Hollywood films throughout his career. With roles in "Holiday in Las Vegas" (1957-58), the crime drama "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" (1957) with Richard Egan and the comedic adaptation "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" (1957) with Jayne Mansfield, Hargitay began his career. He then tackled roles in "Promises, Promises" (1964), the Laszlo Szabo comedy "Mr. Universe" (1987) and "Sons of Hercules" (1998) with Richard Harrison. He also appeared in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999-) and "The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield" (2001). Hargitay also acted in "Delirium." Hargitay was married to Ellen Siano and had four children. Mickey Hargitay passed away in September 2006 at the age of 80.

Hungarian-born Mickey Hargitay was an accomplished actor who appeared in many Hollywood films throughout his career. With roles in "Holiday in Las Vegas" (1957-58), the crime drama "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" (1957) with Richard Egan and the comedic adaptation "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" (1957) with Jayne Mansfield, Hargitay began his career. He then tackled roles in "Promises, Promises" (1964), the Laszlo Szabo comedy "Mr. Universe" (1987) and "Sons of Hercules" (1998) with Richard Harrison. He also appeared in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999-) and "The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield" (2001). Hargitay also acted in "Delirium." Hargitay was married to Ellen Siano and had four children. Mickey Hargitay passed away in September 2006 at the age of 80.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Sons of Hercules (1998) Himself
2.
 Mr. Universe (1987) Himself
3.
 Delirium (1972)
5.
 Bloody Pit of Horror (1967) Anderson
6.
 Spree (1967)
7.
 Primitive Love (1966)
8.
 Promises! Promises! (1963) King Banner
9.
 Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) Bobo Branejansky
10.
 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (1957) Big John
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1947:
Fled Hungary to escape the Soviet military draft
1955:
Won the Mr. Universe bodybuilding title
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Joined Mae West's muscleman revue at New York's The Latin Quarter
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Met and fell in love with screen siren Jayne Mansfield; they married in 1957
1957:
Made his motion picture debut in "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue"
1958:
Co-starred with Jayne Mansfield in "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?"
1960:
Played the title role opposite Jayne Mansfield in "The Loves of Hercules"
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Again co-starred with Mansfield in "Promises! Promises!"
1965:
Played a crazed nobleman possessed by the sadistic spirit of his ancestor in the Italian production "Bloody Pit of Horror"
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Wrapped up his acting career in a trio of horror films, "Lady Frankenstein" (1971), the perverse "The Reincarnation of Isabel" (1972), and "Delirium" (1972)
2003:
Became the president of Graphic Muscle, an internet site devoted to bodybuilding
2003:
Guest-starred on an episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC), the show in which his daughter Mariska played a leading role
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