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Sonja Henie (1912–1969)


The daughter of a fur wholesaler in Norway, Sonja Henie received her first pair of ice skates when she was six. At 14 she was the Norwegian Skating Champion. At 15 she would win the Olympic gold medal in Skating, a feat she would repeat in 1932 and 1936. In 1936 she would turn professional and tour with her own ice show. She was signed by 20th ... See full bio »

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 1956 Holiday on Ice (TV Movie)
 1943 Wintertime
Nora Ostgaard
 1938 Happy Landing
Trudy Ericksen
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town
Sonja Henie - at Fictional Premiere (uncredited)
 1927 Syv dager for Elisabeth
En ung skøyteløperske (skater)
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Other Works:

Icetime of 1948 (1947). Special. Music by James Littlefield and John Fortis. Lyrics by James Littlefield and John Fortis. Musical Direction by David Mendoza. Choreographed by Catherine Littlefield and Dorothie Littlefield. Scenic Design by Bruno Maine and Edward Gilbert. Costume Design by Lou Eisele, Billy Livingston and ... See more »

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6 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on studio publicity promoting what was an imaginary romance with Tyrone Power] We had to consult the gossip columns every day to see if we were still in love or not. See more »

Trivia:

After she turned pro, she staged a series of successful ice-skating shows with Arthur Wirtz. See more »

Nickname:

Pavlova of the Ice

Star Sign:

Aries

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