George Sanders
British actor
George Sanders
George Henry Sanders was an English film and television actor, singer-songwriter, music composer, and author. His prominent English accent and bass voice often led him to be cast as sophisticated but villainous characters. He is perhaps best known as Addison DeWitt in All About Eve (1950), Jack Favell in Rebecca (1940), and the voice of the malevolent tiger Shere Khan in The Jungle Book (1967). His career spanned more than 40 years.
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Researcher Disagrees With Layton-Kennedy Connection; Layton's Father Wasn't ... - Wire Service Canada (press release)
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The researcher cites the fact that British actor Holmes Herbert was married to actress Elinor Kershaw when she gave birth to their child, the future actor and father of Jack Layton, George Sanders. "Elinor Kershaw must have married Holmes Herbert
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Linda Darnell Movie Schedule: FALLEN ANGEL, HANGOVER SQUARE, DAY-TIME WIFE - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Cast: Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell, George Sanders. BW-78 mins. 1:00 AM NO WAY OUT (1950) A racist gangster forces a black doctor to tend to his injuries. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Cast: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Sidney Poitier
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TV Junkie: Sunday, True Bloody Sunday - LAist
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8:30pm Hangover Square TCM - (1945) A Scotland Yard psychiatrist (George Sanders) hunts a killer composer (Laird Cregar) in love in 1903 London. 9:00pm Doctor Who BBC America - Let's Kill Hitler When the TARDIS crash lands in 1930's Berlin,
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Joe Leydon begins his year-long excellent movie adventure with Sonny & Cher's ... - CultureMap Houston
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... do with the silken villainy of Mr. Mordicus (George Sanders — yes, that George Sanders), a smooth-talking producer who wants to make a quick buck by casting the couple in a low-budget quickie that may or may not involve upwardly mobile hillbillies
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Rockland Minerals Corp.: Retty Lake Cu-Ni-PGM Core Sampling Completed, Quebec - MarketWatch (press release)
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George Sanders, P.Geo, a director of the Company, and qualified Person under NI 43-101 responsible for the technical content of this News Release states: "We all share the anticipation of the Retty Lake drilling results. The drill core was flown from
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Gems found among August video releases - San Antonio Express
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The best thing about the five brisk B-pictures in “The George Sanders Saint Movies Collection†is Sanders' almost insufferable savoir-faire as a shady hero in senselessly complicated plots. He's always two or three steps ahead and looking bored by
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At The George, Sanders helped revamp waning reputation - StarNewsOnline.com
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How did Sanders go from plain pasta to helming some of Wilmington's most iconic restaurants? The dapper 46-year old rolls his sparkling eyes and purses his lips into a coy, little smile as if he can't believe the unintentional culinary path
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Ward lands job in Florida - Times Daily
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Florida State College athletics director George Sanders welcomed the addition of Ward. “Right away the (hiring committee) recognized coach Ward's organizational skills,” Sanders said. “Her experience was what we were looking for and she's done well and
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Funeral in Berlin (1966) - TIME
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In the script by Nobel Prize-winning cynic Harold Pinter, the proceedings are monitored back in London by two senior spies of the upper-class-twit species (George Sanders and Robert Flemyng), who exchange bland pleasantries about international murder
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The Irish Times - Saturday, August 6, 2011 - Irish Times
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Smooth cads like George Sanders. The dangerous lover never quite goes away. In recent years, Dominic Cooper, a dreamy Londoner with bandit eyes, has been shaping up to become the signature cad for this era. He is perhaps still best known for playing
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¡Aguante, Zsa Zsa Gabor! - CanalTCM (blog)
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La actriz nacida en Hungría (fue la miss nacional de aquel país en 1936) como sabéis, es más famosa por su fuerte acento, su estancia en prisión y sus numerosos matrimonios (hasta estuvo casada con George Sanders, también marido de su hermana Magda) y
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Finish Line Inc. (FINL) CEO, Chairman of the Board Glenn S Lyon sells 40000 Shares - GuruFocus.com
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Executive Vice President George/ Sanders sold 10000 shares of FINL stock on 05/20/2011 at the average price of 23. George/ Sanders owns at least 75393 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.65% since. President & CMO Sato M Samuel
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'Swamp People,' 'Wipeout' on tap tonight - New Philadelphia Times Reporter
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George Sanders plays inquisitive American reporter Michael Gordon who investigates the death of a colleague while in Damascus. Aided by a beautiful spy, Yvonne Danesco (Virginia Bruce), Gordon runs into plenty of danger and betrayal as he tries to
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Villainy for the Long Haul - Seattle Weekly
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Think of Hans Conried's Captain Hook in Peter Pan, George Sanders' feline Shere Khan in The Jungle Book, or, more recently, the fratricidal Scar that Jeremy Irons brought to vocal life in The Lion King—those effetely evil icons whose words seem to
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July: Turner Classic Movies looks at Arabs in film - Arizona Republic
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... buffs who care about such things as the careers and influence of Preston Sturges, Jacques Tourneur or James Wong Howe), with the progressively avuncular Robert Osborne introducing each film with insider gossip about Ava Gardner or George Sanders
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Bolsa avança apenas 0,05%, pressionada pelas ações da Petrobras - Economia - iG
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Segundo o gestor gerente da Infinity Asset, George Sanders, a falta de fôlego da Bolsa decorre de um movimento de rodízio que vem sendo registrado no mercado, com os investidores trocando de papéis, sem colocar dinheiro novo. Quando o rodízio envolve
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Marilyn Monroe: So Much More Than a Tragedy - Village Voice
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Sharing about two minutes with formidable veterans George Sanders and Bette Davis in All About Eve (1950), Monroe, as Miss Caswell, “a graduate of the Copacabana School of Dramatic Art,” refuses to be stung by their poisoned barbs, artfully deploying
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DVD Extra: Sony's MOD -- Madman, madwoman, musical remakes - New York Post (blog)
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In addition to bowing the five-title "George Sanders Saint Movie Collection'' (1939-41) featuring the Leslie Charteris sleuth, WAC is delving even further into the RKO vaults for a pair of Irene Dunne weepies from 1933: Gregory LaCava's "Symphony of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of George Sanders
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1972
    Age 65
    On 23 April 1972, Sanders checked into a hotel in Castelldefels, a coastal town near Barcelona.
    More Details Hide Details He was found dead two days later, having gone into cardiac arrest after swallowing the contents of five bottles of the barbiturate Nembutal. He left behind three suicide notes, one of which read: His signature appeared under the message. Sanders's body was returned to Britain for funeral services, after which it was cremated and the ashes were scattered in the English Channel.
  • 1970
    Age 63
    Sanders's last marriage, on 4 December 1970, was to Magda Gabor, the elder sister of his second wife.
    More Details Hide Details This marriage lasted only 32 days, after which he began drinking heavily. Sanders suffered from dementia, worsened by waning health, and visibly teetered in his last films, owing to a loss of balance. According to Aherne's biography, he also had a minor stroke. Sanders could not bear the prospect of losing his health or needing help to carry out everyday tasks, and became deeply depressed. At about this time he found that he could no longer play his grand piano, so he dragged it outside and smashed it with an axe. His last girlfriend persuaded him to sell his beloved house in Majorca, Spain, which he later bitterly regretted. From then on he drifted.
  • 1967
    Age 60
    She died in 1967, the same year Sanders's brother Tom Conway died of liver failure.
    More Details Hide Details Sanders had become distant from his brother because of Conway's drinking problem. Sanders endured a further blow in the same year with the death of their sister, Margaret Sanders.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1965
    Age 58
    He played an upper-crust English villain, G. Emory Partridge, in two episodes of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in 1965, "The Gazebo in the Maze Affair" and "The Yukon Affair".
    More Details Hide Details He also portrayed Mr. Freeze in two episodes of the live-action TV series Batman, both shown in February 1966. Sanders voiced the malevolent Shere Khan in the Walt Disney production of The Jungle Book (1967). He had a supporting role in John Huston's The Kremlin Letter (1969), in which his first scene showed him dressed in drag and playing piano in a gay bar in San Francisco. One of his last screen roles was in Doomwatch (1972), a feature film version of a contemporary BBC television series. Two ghostwritten crime novels were published under his name to cash in on his fame at the height of his wartime film series. The first was Crime on My Hands (1944), written in the first person, and mentioning his Saint and Falcon films. This was followed by Stranger at Home in 1946. Both were actually written by female authors: the former was by Craig Rice, and the latter by Leigh Brackett.
  • 1960
    Age 53
    Sanders's autobiography, Memoirs of a Professional Cad, was published in 1960 and gathered critical praise for its wit.
    More Details Hide Details Sanders suggested the title A Dreadful Man for his biography, which was later written by his friend Brian Aherne and published in 1979.
  • 1959
    Age 52
    On 10 February 1959 Sanders married Benita Hume, widow of Ronald Colman.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1954
    Age 47
    From later that year until 1954 Sanders was married to Zsa Zsa Gabor, with whom he starred in the film Death of a Scoundrel (1956) after their divorce.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1940
    Age 33
    On 27 October 1940 Sanders married Susan Larson. The couple divorced in 1949.
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  • 1937
    Age 30
    David Niven wrote in Bring on the Empty Horses (1975), the second volume of his memoirs, that in 1937 his friend George Sanders had predicted that he would commit suicide when he was 65, and that in his 50s he had appeared to be depressed since his marriages had failed and several tragedies had befallen him.
    More Details Hide Details Sanders has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for films at 1636 Vine Street and for television at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard. He is mentioned in the song "Celluloid Heroes" by the Kinks: "If you covered him with garbage/George Sanders would still have style." Sanders' ghost makes an appearance in Clive Barker's novel Coldheart Canyon (2001), as well as in the animated feature film Dante's Inferno (2007). In 2005, Charles Dennis played Sanders in his own play High Class Heel at the National Arts Club in New York City. In the "House Arrest" episode of The Sopranos, Tony tells Doctor Melfi of his boredom and states "I'm ready for the George Sanders long walk here". In the 2000 film Wonder Boys, George Sanders is one of the people Tobey Maguire's character mentions when he is naming high-profile suicides that have taken place in distant memory.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1929
    Age 22
    Sanders made his British film debut in 1929.
    More Details Hide Details Seven years later, after a series of British films, he took his first role in an American production in Lloyd's of London (1936) as Lord Everett Stacy. His smooth upper-class English accent, his sleek manner and his suave, superior and somewhat threatening air made him in demand for American films for years to come. He gravitated to supporting roles in A-pictures, often with all-British casts, such as Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940), in which he and Judith Anderson played cruel foils to Joan Fontaine's character, and in the same director's Foreign Correspondent, later that year, where he played one of his few heroic parts in a Europe threatened by Fascism. His early leading roles were in B-pictures and adventure serials; in his first American job as a leading man, the rarely-seen International Settlement, (1938) with Dolores Del Rio he rose above material to play a sophisticated British man of danger; it did so well that it led to the title role in two popular wartime film series with similar characters, one based on The Falcon and the other on The Saint. He played a smooth American Nazi in Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) with Edward G. Robinson. Rage in Heaven (1941), an early film noir, cast him as the trustworthy good guy whose best friend, Robert Montgomery, goes murderously insane and sets him up for the rap, but such forays were seldom.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1917
    Age 10
    George Sanders was 11 when, in 1917, at the outbreak of the Russian Revolution, the family moved to England.
    More Details Hide Details Like his brother, he attended Bedales School and Brighton College, a boys' independent school in Brighton, then went on to Manchester Technical College. After graduating he worked at an advertising agency, where the company secretary, the aspiring actress Greer Garson, suggested that he take up a career in acting.
  • 1912
    Age 5
    Their younger sister, Margaret Sanders, was born in 1912.
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  • 1906
    Born
    Born on July 3, 1906.
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