From the Archives: Sabu Dies of Heart Attack

From the Archives: Sabu Dies of Heart Attack

Sabu Dastagir, 39, the former "elephant boy" of films, died of a heart attack Monday at his Chatsworth home, 10901 Winnetka Ave.

The Indian-born actor, whose career started when he was spotted by the late producer Sir Alexander Korda, recently completed a part in Warner Bros.' "Rampage" and had worked in films for Walt Disney.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of the Hills, Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Hollywood Hills.

He leaves his wife, former actress Marilyn Cooper, a son, Paul, and a daughter, Jasmine.

Sabu's discovery as a juvenile performer came when he appeared with the mahouts handling elephants for one...