Sonja Henie

Norwegian figure skater Sonja Henie

Sonja Henie was a Norwegian figure skater and film star. She was a three-time Olympic Champion in Ladies Singles, a ten-time World Champion (1927–1936) and a six-time European Champion (1931–1936). Henie won more Olympic and World titles than any other ladies figure skater. At the height of her acting career she was one of the highest paid stars in Hollywood.
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Blir sau på scenen - Romerikes Blad
Google News - over 6 years
Historiske og fiktive kvinneskikkelser bringes til liv, deriblant Werna Gerhardsen, Gunvor Galtung Haavik og Sonja Henie. Kabareten spilles fram til 8. oktober. – Etter det skal jeg spille sau i «Rockeulven» på hovedscenen, forteller Fyrileiv
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Artful machinations of Robert Pease - Napa Valley Register
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Pease said that Bing Crosby opened movies with a Cord and other film stars of the era, including Sonja Henie, Tyrone Power and Carmen Miranda, owned them. Tom Mix, the hero of hundreds of cowboy flicks, died with his boots on in a Cord 812 convertible
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Stort - men ikke størst - NRK
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Eller havner det bak Vebjørn Rodal, Sonja Henie og flere av de andre store? Diskuter! - En idrettsprestasjon er en prestasjon der og da. Og da henger de store mesterskapene som VM og spesielt OL høyest- både for publikum og utøvere
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Withington Auction Inc - Antiques and Arts Weekly
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... ROBOTS & SPACE 19th C. 827 1652 1034 1666Doll's clothes, Edwardian Dresses, Baby Whites, Textiles & Fabrics, Shoes, Hats, Access; MOD: 50's Ginny Collection: (Grandma worked in the Medford Factor y), Barbies, Compos, Hard Plastic, Sonja Henie, Mme
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Olympic Museum's new name goes beyond '32 and '80 - The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Google News - over 6 years
The museum's collection also includes costumes from Olympic figure skating legend Sonja Henie, World Cup and World Championship trophies captured by US bobsled and luge athletes, artifacts from the famed 1980 US Olympic men's ice hockey team,
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Legend Esther Williams, Exclusive Interview - LA Canyon News
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Like ice skater Sonja Henie before her, Williams was one of the few female athletes to successfully cross over to widespread entertainment success. Her movie career played a major role in the promotion of competitive and synchronized swimming,
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Ele quis apagar o sol da meia-noite - O POVO Online
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A Noruega é também terra natal de duas atrizes de renome, a falecida patinadora Sonja Henie ea bergmaniana viva Liv Ullmann. O fato de ter um cinema em tamanho pequeno, mas decente, tornou-se uma peculiaridade que, de maneira nenhuma,
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Norway: A Quiet Corner Destroyed - Technorati
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This is the country of Isben, Sonja Henie, Vikingstad and Knut Hamsun and home to Nobel Peace Prize nominated by the Norwegian Parliament. Now it's going to be the country of Anders Breivik the psycho right-wing fanatic who callously murdered
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Story Notes for Caddyshack - AMCtv.com (blog)
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Sonja Henie is Norway's most famous figure skater of all time. A bullshot is made by mixing vodka, cold beef bouillon, salt, and pepper. Chase: "The way you do a swimming scene nude is you keep the water moving. That's the trick
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'Roadshow' uncovers Mpls. treasures - Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Leila Dunbar got a big hug after she appraised a Sonja Henie skating dress for $3000 to $5000. Others, such as Tracy Stone of Golden Valley, left with less exuberance. "I thought it was handmade in Norway," she said of the 6-ft tapestry she brought
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Book Review: 'Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson ... - Los Angeles Times
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I'm surprised that Babe didn't strap on a pair of skates and teach Sonja Henie a thing or two about figure eights. "Wonder Girl" was what some called her, but a wonder woman is what she was, no costume or magic lasso required. The man she married,
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Monaco Royals Headed For South Africa - Lez Get Real
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The 1936 Winter Olympics, which made an international star of a Norwegian skater named Sonja Henie, were overshadowed by the infamous 1936 Summer Games at Berlin, hosted by Adolf Hitler. Princess Charlene's native country is extremely proud of her
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Presentato lunedì 20 giugno “K3 Festival Internazionale del Cortometraggio ... - Il Giornale del Friuli Libero
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Alle 20 si proseguirà con l'ultima tranche della retrospettiva su Karpo Godina con Making of Sonia Henie (Facendo Sonja Henie) e I miss Sonja Henie (Mi manca Sonja Henie) entrambi del 1972, un corto che nasce dalla collaborazione di Godina con Milos
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Hugh Pope: Filmmaker, Tennis and Ice Follies Star - Travel Adventure Cinema
Google News - over 6 years
In 1948, he joined the cast of Sonja Henie's Hollywood Ice Review. While on the road in 1953 his friend, Barbara-Ann Scott , Canada's 1948 Olympic gold medal figure skater, advised him to perfect his novelty act—Tennis On Ice—move to California and
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IRS: 91 Napa Groups Lose Non-Profit Status - Patch.com
Google News - over 6 years
Other entries suggest that time may have thinned the ranks of those who would have filed IRS paperwork in past years: Brother, Can You Spare A Dime, Inc.; Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet; Sonja Henie Institute for (unspecified)
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Adirondacks: miracle sur le vert - Canoë
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Au Winter Olympic Museum, Steve invite les visiteurs, depuis une bonne douzaine d'années, à découvrir les vestiges remontant jusqu'à la patineuse artistique norvégienne Sonja Henie. Si vous insistez, il pourra aussi vous parler de ses propres
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Professional Athletes in a Brave New World: Aldous Huxley Need Not Apply - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 6 years
Or compare Sonja Henie to Michelle Kwan. Again, no disrespect to Henie—she was dominating in her day—but her skills seem pedestrian when juxtaposed with Kwan's. In fact, many pre-teens at the local ice rink can do the stuff Henie did in her day
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Skating on Air is Out! - Required Elements
Google News - over 6 years
This critical text examines the ways in which media attention has gradually altered and affected the sport, from the early appearances of Sonja Henie, to skating's gradual audience growth via television, and to the ramifications of the scandals in the
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V Slovenski kinoteki retrospektiva zgodnjih filmov Karpa Godine - Dnevnik/si
Google News - almost 7 years
Med drugim bo v sklopu retrospektive na ogled film Manjka mi Sonja Henie, ki ga je Godina ustvaril na beograjskem FESTU leta 1972. Ugledne mednarodne in jugoslovanske goste, kot so Miloš Forman, Buck Henry, Tinto Brass, Paul Morrissey,
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    CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    She died of the disease at age 57 in 1969 during a flight from Paris to Oslo.
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  • 1956
    After her retirement in 1956, Henie and Onstad settled in Oslo and accumulated a large collection of modern art that formed the basis for the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter at Høvikodden in Bærum near Oslo.
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  • 1953
    However, she made a triumphant return to Norway with the Holiday on Ice tour in 1953 and 1955.
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  • 1941
    Henie became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1941.
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  • 1936
    Controversy appeared first when Henie greeted Hitler with a Nazi salute during an exhibition in Berlin some time before the 1936 Winter Olympics; she was strongly denounced by the Norwegian press.
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    In 1936, following a successful ice show in Los Angeles orchestrated by her father to launch her film career, Hollywood studio chief Darryl Zanuck signed her to a long term contract at Twentieth Century Fox, which made her one of the highest-paid actresses of the time.
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    After the 1936 World Figure Skating Championships, Henie gave up her amateur status and took up a career as a professional performer in acting and live shows.
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    Indeed, after the school figures section at the 1936 Olympic competition, Colledge and Henie were virtually neck and neck with Colledge trailing by just a few points.
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    Towards the end of her career, she began to be strongly challenged by younger skaters including Cecilia Colledge, Megan Taylor and Hedy Stenuf. However, she held off these competitors and went on to win her third Olympic title at the 1936 Winter Olympics, albeit in very controversial circumstances with Cecilia Colledge finishing a very close second.
  • 1931
    She also won six consecutive European championships from 1931 to 1936.
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  • 1927
    The results of 1927 World Championships, where Henie won in 3–2 decision (or 7 vs. 8 ordinal points) over the defending Olympic and World Champion Herma Szabo of Austria, was controversial, as three of the five judges that gave Henie first-place ordinals were Norwegian (1 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 2 = 7 points) while Szabo received first-place ordinals from an Austrian and a German Judge (1 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 8 points).
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    Henie won the first of an unprecedented ten consecutive World Figure Skating Championships in 1927 at the age of fourteen.
  • 1924
    During the 1924 program, she skated over to the side of the rink several times to ask her coach for directions, but by the next Olympiad, she needed no such assistance.
    She then placed eighth in a field of eight at the 1924 Winter Olympics, at the age of eleven.
  • 1912
    Born on April 8, 1912.
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