Mickey Hargitay

Born Jan 6, 1926

Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay was an actor and Mr. Universe 1955. Born in Budapest, Hungary, he was married to Jayne Mansfield, and the father of actress Mariska Hargitay. During their marriage, Hargitay and Mansfield made four movies together, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957), The Loves of Hercules (1960), Promises! Promises! (1963), and L'Amore Primitivo (1964).… Read More

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1926 Birth On January 6, 1926, Hargitay was born in Budapest, one of four children. … Read More


1946 20 Years Old In 1946, he won the Middle European championship at 500 and 1,500 meters, and placed second in the 5,000 meter race. … Read More
1947 21 Years Old In 1947, Hargitay left Hungary to emigrate to the United States. … Read More
1949 23 Years Old Hargitay had one child with Birge, a daughter named Tina who was born in 1949. … Read More
1955 29 Years Old Hargitay became NABBA Mr. Universe in 1955.


1956 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield met in 1956, when he was performing in The Mae West Show at the Latin Quarter. The couple married on January 13, 1958. … Read More
1958 32 Years Old After winning Mr. Universe and divorcing Birge, Hargitay joined Mae West's muscleman revue at New York's Latin Quarter, where he met Jayne Mansfield, whom he married in 1958. … Read More
1963 37 Years Old In May 1963, Hargitay and Mansfield filed for divorce in Juarez, Mexico. The divorce was ruled invalid, and the two reconciled in October 1963. After Mariska's birth, Mansfield sued for the Juarez divorce to be declared legal, and ultimately won. The divorce was recognized in the United States on August 26, 1964.


1967 41 Years Old 1 More Event
After Mansfield's death in a car crash on June 29, 1967, Hargitay sued Mansfield's estate for over $5,000 to support the children. … Read More


1980 54 Years Old Arnold Schwarzenegger played the role of Mickey Hargitay in the 1980 TV-movie The Jayne Mansfield Story.


1988 62 Years Old Hargitay's acting career wasn't limited to the United States; he also appeared in many Italian productions, and acted in Hungarian director György Szomjas' 1988 film, Mr. Universe.
2003 77 Years Old In 2003, Hargitay made his final acting appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the series in which his daughter Mariska stars.
2006 81 Years Old On September 14, 2006, Hargitay died in Los Angeles, aged 80, from multiple myeloma. … Read More
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