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 Born on January 6, 1926.


1955 29 Years Old He became NABBA Mr. Universe in 1955.


1956 30 Years Old …  They divorced on September 6, 1956.
1958 32 Years Old 1 More Event
After winning Mr. Universe, he joined Mae West's muscleman revue at New York's The Latin Quarter, where he met Jayne Mansfield, his wife from 1958 to 1964. … Read More
1963 37 Years Old In May 1963, they divorced in Juarez, Mexico. The divorce was ruled invalid, and the two reconciled in October 1963. After the birth of Mariska, Mansfield sued for the Juarez divorce to be declared legal and 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 her estate for over $275,000 to support the children; in their divorce decree, she had agreed to pay child support and to give him approximately $70,000 in cash and property.


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


2006 80 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2006, he received the Muscle Beach Hall of Fame Award from the Muscle Beach Historical Committee. … Read More
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