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Sabu "Elephant Boy"
Sabu 30 23

Real Name

Sabu Dastagir

Born

January 27, 1924

Died

December 2, 1963

Origin

Sabu Dastagir (27 January 1924 – 2 December 1963) was a film actor of Indian origin—although he later took American citizenship. He was normally credited only by his first name, Sabu, and is primarily known for his work in film during the 1930s–1940s in Britain and America.

When he was 13, Sabu was discovered by documentary film-maker Robert Flaherty who cast him in the role of an elephant driver in the 1937 British film Elephant Boy, based on Toomai of the Elephants. In 1942 he once again played a role based on a Kipling story, namely Mowgli in Jungle Book directed by Zoltán Korda.

In 1950, the publisher Fox Feature Sindycate published the comic book serie "Sabu "Elephant Boy", the comic book had two issues and started from number 30, continuing the numbering of the comic book My Secret Story, the covers carried pictures of actor.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Sabu "Elephant Boy" #30
  • True Comics #10
  • Red Circle Comics #4

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