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George Sanders (I) (1906–1972)

George Sanders was born of English parents in St. Petersburg, Russia. He worked in a Birmingham textile mill, in the tobacco business and as a writer in advertising. He entered show business in London as a chorus boy, going from there to cabaret, radio and theatrical understudy. His film debut, in 1936, was as Curly Randall in Find the Lady (1936)... See full bio »

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 1973 The Death Wheelers
 1972 Doomwatch
The Admiral
 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Armand Anderssarian
- The Merchant (1971) ... Armand Anderssarian
 1970 Rendezvous with Dishonour
General Downes
 1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
James Fortune
- Fade Out (1970) ... James Fortune
 1969 The Best House in London
Sir Francis Leybourne
 1969 Rio 70
Sir Masius
 1969 The Body Stealers
General Armstrong
 1969 The Candy Man
Sidney Carter
 1968 King of Africa
Captain Walter Phillips
 1968/I Laura (TV Movie)
Waldo Lydecker
 1967 Good Times
Mr. Mordicus / Knife McBlade / White hunter / ...
 1966 The Quiller Memorandum
 1966 Einer spielt falsch
Professor Schlieben
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Mister Freeze
 1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Col. Roger Barr
- Crisis by Fire (1966) ... Col. Roger Barr
 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
- The Traitor (1965) ... Fenton
 1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Leonard Carvel
- A Daring Step Backward (1965) ... Leonard Carvel
 1964 The Golden Head
Basil Palmer
 1964 Last Plane to Baalbek
Prince Makowski
 1964 Dark Purpose
Raymond Fontaine
 1963 The Cracksman
 1963 Cairo
The Major
 1962 Operation Snatch
Maj. Hobson
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Richard Gilmore
- The Sound of Nervous Laughter (1962) ... Richard Gilmore
 1961 Rendezvous
J.K. / Kellermann
 1956-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Major Watkins / William Clark / Dr. Grissom
- The Small Elephants (1961) ... Major Watkins
- The Charlatan (1956) ... Dr. Grissom
 1961 Call Me Genius
Sir Charles Brewer
 1961 Five Golden Hours
Mr. Bing
 1960 Trouble in the Sky
Sir Arnold Hobbes
 1960 The Last Voyage
Captain Robert Adams
 1960 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
 1959 A Touch of Larceny
Sir Charles Holland
 1959 That Kind of Woman
 1958 Decision (TV Series)
 1958 The Whole Truth
 1958 Rock-a-Bye Baby
Danny Poole (scenes deleted)
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
John York
- Night of the Stranger (1958) ... John York
 1956 Man Against Crime (TV Series)
- Algiers Caper (1956) ... (as Georges Sanders)
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Charles Ferris / Baron
- The Bitter Waters (1956) ... Charles Ferris
- The Dream (1956) ... Baron
 1956 That Certain Feeling
Larry Larkin
 1956 While the City Sleeps
Mark Loving
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Jay Rossiter
- Autumn Fever (1956) ... Jay Rossiter
 1956 Never Say Goodbye
 1955 Moonfleet
Lord Ashwood
 1954 Journey to Italy
Alexander 'Alex' Joyce (as Georges Sanders)
 1954 Witness to Murder
Albert Richter
 1953 Call Me Madam
General Cosmo Constantine
 1952 Assignment: Paris
Nicholas Strang
 1951 The Light Touch
Felix Guignol
 1951 I Can Get It for You Wholesale
J.F. Noble
 1943 Paris After Dark
Dr. Andre Marbel
 1943 Appointment in Berlin
Wing Cmdr. Keith Wilson
 1943 This Land Is Mine
George Lambert
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
 1942 Her Cardboard Lover
Tony Barling
 1941 Sundown
 1941 Rage in Heaven
Ward Andrews
 1940 The Son of Monte Cristo
Gen. Gurko Lanen
 1939 Allegheny Uprising
Capt. Swanson
 1939 Nurse Edith Cavell
Capt. Heinrichs
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
 1939 So This Is London
Dr. de Reseke
 1939 The Outsider
Anton Ragatzy
 1939 Mr. Moto's Last Warning
Eric Norvel
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer
Wyatt Leigh
 1938 International Settlement
Del Forbes
 1937 Lancer Spy
Baron Kurt von Rohback / Lt. Michael Bruce
 1937 The Lady Escapes
Rene Blanchard
 1937 Slave Ship
 1937 Love Is News
Count Andre de Guyon
 1936 Lloyd's of London
Lord Everett Stacy
 1936 Dishonour Bright
 1936 The Man Who Could Work Miracles
 1936 Find the Lady
Curly Randall
 1936 Strange Cargo
Roddy Burch
 1936 Things to Come
Pilot (uncredited)
 1934 Love, Life & Laughter
Singer in Public Bar (uncredited)
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Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (21 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (10 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Starred in "The Fabulous Oliver Chantry", a pilot for a proposed series. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 8 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Georges Sanders


6' 3½" (1.92 m)

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Personal Quote:

I am not one of those people who would rather act than eat. Quite the reverse. My own desire as a boy was to retire. That ambition has never changed. See more »


He was awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 1636 Vine Street; and for Television at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard. See more »


Often played the "cad" in his films, such as Jack Favell in Rebecca (1940) See more »

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