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Film star Sabu's 21st birthday, Roosevelt Nightclub, Kings Cross, Sydney, 25 January 1945 / photographer Sam Hood

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Film star Sabu's 21st birthday, Roosevelt Nightclub, Kings Cross, Sydney, 25 January 1945 / photographer Sam Hood

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Celebrating his birthday at the Roosevelt nightclub, United Artist's star Sabu in his G.I. uniform is surrounded by his friends. Sabu, a young Indian actor, had starred in 'Elelphant Boy' and 'Drum'. On the extreme left is American entertainer Bob Dyer, then performing at the Tivoli, but later to dominate the fledgling television industry in Sydney...Format: Photograph..Find more detailed information about this photograph: 27890 ( http://27890 ) ..From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales

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