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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
 1941 Sun Valley Serenade
Karen Benson
 1938 Happy Landing
Trudy Ericksen
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town
Sonja Henie - at Fictional Premiere (uncredited)
 1937 Thin Ice
Lili Heiser
 1927 Syv dager for Elisabeth
En ung skøyteløperske (skater)
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Other Works:

Howdy, Mr. Ice of 1950 (1949). Special production. Music by Albert Stillman and Alan Moran. Lyrics by Al Stillman and Alan Moran. Directed by Catherine Littlefield. Center Theatre: 26 May 1949- 15 Apr 1950 (430 performances). Cast: Eddie Baxter, Skippy Baxter, The Bruises, Paul Castle, Jinx Clark, Dick Craig, Bill Douglas, ... 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:

Lost popularity when a photograph was published showing her shaking hands with Adolf Hitler. See more »

Nickname:

Pavlova of the Ice

Star Sign:

Aries

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