Mickey Hargitay
American actor
Mickey Hargitay
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).
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Mariska Hargitay - Krinein
Google News - over 5 years
Née le 23 janvier 1964 à Santa Monica, Mariska Magdolna Hargitay est la fille des acteurs Mickey Hargitay et Jayne Mansfield. Elle a trois ans lorsque sa mère subit l'accident de voiture qui lui coûte la vie. Optant à son tour pour une carrière de
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On this date - The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
Accompanied by her husband, Mickey Hargitay, the movie star was soon the center of a cluster of young autograph seekers who materialized from the gathering darkness. The fact that the normally blonde Miss Mansfield had transformed her hair color threw
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It Came from My Instant Queue: Hercules in New York - Screened
Google News - over 5 years
Not that it cost much to make, mind you, but even compared with other Hercules films of the era, which starred everyone from Steve Reeves to Mickey Hargitay (and were, in later years, often mocked ruthlessly on Mystery Science Theater 3000),
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Maj. Nial Kenneth Castle - SignOnSanDiego.com
Google News - over 5 years
He met Clint Eastwood and actor/bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay at a bar in Rome and later worked for Hargitay in Los Angeles at Hargitay Enterprises. He tried his hand at making movies and met Ava Gardner at George Raft's casino in London
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Jane Mansfield 1967 - Froggy's Delight
Google News - over 5 years
Toutefois, certains se souviendront peut-être du couple plastique explosif qu'elle formait, elle surnommée "le Buste" en raison de ses obus mammaires, avec Mister Univers 1955, le superbodybuildé Mickey Hargitay qui fut son mari
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Grand angle sur la plage - Revues.org
Google News - over 5 years
Les clichés des paparazzi, quant à eux, se reconnaissent à la cohue de photographes assemblés autour d'une personnalité seule ou accompagnée, comme dans cette vue de l'arrivée à Cannes de Jayne Mansfield et de Mickey Hargitay en 1958 (fig. 8)
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Road movie - Népszabadság
Google News - over 5 years
... a bezárt Vidám Parkban lezajlott szeretkezésen és a fenti alakok életmonológjain át vezet, olyan road movie-hoz hasonlatos, mint Szomjas György Mr. Universe című mozija. Ahol a nagy utazás végén a leendő film hőse, Mickey Hargitay csak ennyit mond
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Tully's Corner: Meet Michael Wesley Dean, Musician with a Miracle to Share - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
... International Airport to celebrate the arrival of Mexico President Adolfo Lopez Mateos — which turned into an event at the LA Press Club, with prestigious guests including President Lyndon Johnson, Jayne Mansfield and her husband, Mickey Hargitay
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Mariska Hargitay Eases Out Of Law and Order as Jennifer Love Hewitt Eases In - HULIQ
Google News - almost 6 years
Mariska Hargitay is the daughter of actress Jayne Mansfield and actor/body builder Mickey Hargitay. The former beauty queen made her film debut in “Ghoulies” in 1985 and now seems ready to devote time to her own family
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'Law & Order: SVU's Mariska Hargitay Suing Talent Agency - Ology
Google News - almost 6 years
In those years, the daughter of Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield learned from her celebrity parents the importance of keeping her private life out of the press, and has done such, basically. Until now? Hargitay is suing her former talent agency,
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BIBLIO FILE; Crib Notes
NYTimes - over 9 years
Of the two forms that voyeurism takes in our time -- watching other people have sex and seeing other people's homes -- the latter is by far the more interesting and, in so many instances, the more deeply personal. A house puts its occupants on naked display in ways that mere nudity cannot accomplish. No wonder our appetite for books and magazines
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Mickey Hargitay, 80, Actor And Former Mr. Universe
NYTimes - over 10 years
Mickey Hargitay, the Hungarian-born bodybuilder who won the 1955 Mr. Universe title, married the voluptuous actress Jayne Mansfield and went on to have his own acting career, died Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 80. The cause was bone marrow cancer, said Bill Comstock, a spokesman for the family. At 6 foot 1 and a rippling 220 pounds, with wavy
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A NIGHT OUT WITH/Christina Perrin; Friends of a Fashion
NYTimes - almost 16 years
THE thermostat must have been turned up Tuesday night at Boughalem, a little bistro on Bedford Street. ''Oh, you are so hot!'' the actress Mariska Hargitay told Christina Perrin, a designer of sexy, often sequined, women's wear. Ms. Hargitay, a star of ''Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,'' and the daughter of Jayne Mansfield and the body builder
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SPOTLIGHT; Like a Bond Girl for the Thinking Set
NYTimes - almost 17 years
It is Valentine's Day in Manhattan, and Mariska Hargitay -- she of the dark chocolate eyes, sweetly melancholy smile and relaxed glamour -- is spending the evening at home. Alone. With traces of the stomach flu. Not that there's anything wrong with the scenario from the sound of Ms. Hargitay, whose sparkling, stream-of-consciousness banter is
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Alone but Not Necessarily Lonely
NYTimes - over 21 years
Jonathan, the title character of NBC's new series "The Single Guy," does not seem to have an enviable life. All of his close friends got married in the last few years, and he didn't. Now they're determined to save him from bachelorhood. ("You married people have this bizarre need to turn everyone else into married people," he says to one woman.
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Review/Film; A Tongue-in-Cheek Tour Of Hungary and Hollywood
NYTimes - almost 27 years
LEAD: ''Mr. Universe'' was shown as part of the 1989 New Directors/New Films Series. Following are excerpts from Vincent Canby's review, which appeared in The New York Times on March 25, 1989. The film, in Hungarian with English subtitles, opens today at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street. ''Mr. Universe'' was shown as part of the 1989 New
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Odyssey Of Emigre With Nerve
NYTimes - almost 28 years
The memory of Mickey Hargitay is still vivid in Hungary. To his old friends in Budapest, as well as to people who never knew him at all, Mr. Hargitay is a living testament to the infinite possibilities of the American Dream. Having emigrated to the United States at the age of 14, he went on to win the Mr. Universe title, appear as a professional
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mickey Hargitay
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 80
    On September 14, 2006, Hargitay died in Los Angeles, aged 80, from multiple myeloma.
    More Details Hide Details The Los Angeles Times noted in Hargitay's obituary: "Walter Winchell once said that what President Eisenhower did for golf, Mickey Hargitay did for bodybuilding, because he brought it to the forefront," Gene Mozee, a bodybuilding historian and writer for Iron Man magazine, told The Times on Monday. "Back in those days, bodybuilding was thought of as a freakish, unusual activity that wasn't popular with the general public," Mozee said. "At that time, athletic coaches discouraged lifting weights, thinking you'd become muscle bound. And along came Mickey Hargitay, a great all-around athlete."
  • 2003
    Age 77
    In 2003, Hargitay made his final acting appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the series in which his daughter Mariska stars.
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  • 1988
    Age 62
    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.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1980
    Age 54
    Arnold Schwarzenegger played the role of Mickey Hargitay in the 1980 TV-movie The Jayne Mansfield Story.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1967
    Age 41
    Hargitay married again in September 1967 to Ellen Siano.
    More Details Hide Details Siano and Hargitay remained married for 39 years, until his death.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In their divorce decree, Mansfield had agreed to pay child support, as well as to give Hargitay approximately $70,000 in cash and property.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1963
    Age 37
    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.
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  • 1958
    Age 32
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He is the first recipient of the Joe Weider Lifetime Achievement Award. Hargitay's first film role came when Jayne Mansfield demanded he be cast in her movie, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957). The two had met the year before at The Mae West Show at the Latin Quarter. When Mansfield noticed Hargitay performing, she allegedly told the waiter, "I’ll have a steak and that tall man on the left." The two fell in love, and were described as inseparable. 20th Century Fox didn't want Hargitay in Rock Hunter, because they disliked Mansfield's view of Hargitay being her "only" lover; Fox preferred their sex symbols to be single. In 1960, Hargitay and Mansfield played the lead roles in The Loves of Hercules. The film was shot in Italy, and has never been released in movie theaters in the United States, though it is available on Netflix under the title Hercules vs. Hydra. Over the next four years, Hargitay and Mansfield would appear together in Promises! Promises! (1963) and L'Amore Primitivo (1964). In 1965, Hargitay played the lead role in Bloody Pit of Horror without Mansfield.
  • 1956
    Age 30
    Hargitay and Birge divorced on September 6, 1956.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details They had three children: Miklós Jeffrey Palmer Hargitay (b. December 21, 1958), Zoltán Anthony Hargitay (b. August 1, 1960), and Mariska Magdolna Hargitay (b. January 23, 1964). Hargitay remodeled much of his and Mansfield's Beverly Hills mansion, known as "The Pink Palace", building its famous heart-shaped swimming pool. In November 2002, the house was razed by developers who had purchased it from Engelbert Humperdinck.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1955
    Age 29
    Hargitay became NABBA Mr. Universe in 1955.
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  • 1949
    Age 23
    Hargitay had one child with Birge, a daughter named Tina who was born in 1949.
    More Details Hide Details He worked as a plumber and carpenter, and also performed in an acrobatic act with his then-wife. He was inspired to begin bodybuilding after seeing a magazine cover of Steve Reeves, famed for playing Hercules.
  • 1947
    Age 21
    In 1947, Hargitay left Hungary to emigrate to the United States.
    More Details Hide Details He settled in Cleveland, where he met and married his first wife, Mary Birge, a fellow acrobat.
  • 1946
    Age 20
    In 1946, he won the Middle European championship at 500 and 1,500 meters, and placed second in the 5,000 meter race.
    More Details Hide Details He was also a proficient soccer player, and was an underground fighter during World War II.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1926
    Age 0
    On January 6, 1926, Hargitay was born in Budapest, one of four children.
    More Details Hide Details Raised by a father who was passionate about athletics, he and his brothers were all brought up as athletes. During his youth in Hungary, Hargitay was part of an acrobatic act with his brothers. The act was so popular that they performed throughout all Hungary, including the largest opera house in Budapest. After being introduced to the sport by his brother, Hargitay began competing in speed skating.
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