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Sabu (I) (1924–1963)


Sabu Dastagir (or Selar Shaik Sabu, depending on your resource) was born on January 27, 1924, in the little town of Mysore, India, which is nestled in the jungles of Karapur. The son of an elephant driver (mahout) in service for the Maharajah of his town, the young stable boy learned responsibility early in life when, at age 9, his father died and... See full bio »

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 1963 Rampage
Talib
 1957 Sabu and the Magic Ring
Sabu, the stable boy
 1956 Jaguar
Juano
 1953 Il tesoro del Bengala
Ainur
 1952 Baghdad
 1952 Hello Elephant
Sultan of Nagore (as Sabù)
 1951 Savage Drums
Tipo Tairu
 1949 Song of India
Ramdar
 1948 Man-Eater of Kumaon
Narain
 1947 The End of the River
Manoel
 1947 Black Narcissus
The Young General
 1946 Tangier
Pepe
 1944 Cobra Woman
Kado
 1943 White Savage
Orano
 1942 Arabian Nights
Ali Ben Ali
 1940 The Thief of Bagdad
Abu
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Unsold pilot: Starred in a pilot for a TV series to be called "The Adventures of Ali Baba". See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 7 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sabù

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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According to his widow, actress Marilyn Cooper, Sabu had a complete physical just a few days before his death, at which time his doctor told him, "If all my patients were as healthy as you, I'd be out of business." Thus, his sudden death of a heart attack at the age of 39 came as even more of a shock than it would have been otherwise. His last film, Disney's A Tiger Walks (1964), was released ... See more »

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