Happy birthday Mickey Hargitay

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Mickey Hargitay will always be fondly remembered by all Jayne-fans as her most devoted husband. He never stopped loving her. But there was so much more to him than just being “the 2nd Mr. Mansfield”. Mickey Hargitay had quite an interesting life.

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Mickey, Miklos, Zoltan, Jayne and Jayne Marie.


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Mickey and Mariska


Mickey was a father of four (Tina, Miklos, Zoltan and Mariska) and stepfather of one (Jayne Marie). He was married three times. His most famous child is Mariska Hargitay.

Born and raised in Hungary, Hargitay performed in an acrobatic act with his brothers. He also played soccer and became a champion speed skater. Mickey was an underground fighter during World War II. After the war he emigrated to the United States. He found jobs working as a plumber and carpenter.

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Mickey photo by Vivienne.


He started out with a successful career as a body builder in the 1950s and was named Mr. Universe, Mr. America, and Mr. Olympia in 1955. 
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Mae West hired him to be one of the musclemen in her stage show: “The Mae West Revue”. While performing with Mae West at the Latin quarter, Mickey Hargitay met Jayne Mansfeld.

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Mickey Hargitay in 1955 when he was appearing onstage with Mae West and fellow muscleman Paul Novak. 

He is remembered by fans of the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genre for his starring roles in The Loves of Hercules (1960), Bloody Pit of Horror (1965), Lady Frankenstein (1971), Delirium (1972), and Rites, Black Magic and Secret Orgies in the Fourteenth Century (1973).
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Jayne around the world: Jayne Mansfield In Budapest 1963

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Here’s a sweet video of Jayne and family in Hungary, September 1963

JAYNE MANSFIELD IN BUDAPEST

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Two rare photos

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April 1959: Jayne and Mickey spend a quiet evening at home with their son Miklos and Jayne Marie, her daughter by a previous marriage.

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February 1967: Jayne Mansfield Meets South Vietnam Prime Minister Ky.

♡ Jayne and her children ♡

“You know which title I like best? I like to be called mother.”

Being a mom myself makes me admire Jayne even more for struggling and having a career at the same time as being a mother of five children. You seriously have no idea what it is like to be a parent until you become one yourself. Its a big shock in comparison to the free life you are used to before, but oh so rewarding! Here are some wonderful photos of Jaynie and her beloved kids.

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