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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)
 1948 The Countess of Monte Cristo
Karen Kirsten
 1945 It's a Pleasure
Chris Linden
 1943 Wintertime
Nora Ostgaard
 1942 Iceland
Katina Jonsdottir
 1941 Sun Valley Serenade
Karen Benson
 1939 Second Fiddle
Trudi Hovland
 1938 My Lucky Star
Kristina Nielsen
 1938 Happy Landing
Trudy Ericksen
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town
Sonja Henie - at Fictional Premiere (uncredited)
 1937 Thin Ice
Lili Heiser
 1936 One in a Million
Greta Muller
 1927 Syv dager for Elisabeth
En ung skøyteløperske (skater)
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Show Show Self (13 credits)
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Other Works:

Howdy, Mr. Ice (1948). Special production. Music by Albert Stillman and Alan Moran. Lyrics by Albert Stillman and Alan Moran. Music arranged by Paul Van Loan. Choreographed by Catherine Littlefield. Assistant Choreographer: Dorothie Littlefield. Skating Director: May Judels. Directed by Catherine Littlefield. Center Theatre: 24... 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:

I want to do with skates what Fred Astaire is doing with dancing. See more »

Trivia:

In 1940, when the Nazis invaded Norway, she was out of the country. She telegraphed her maid and told her to place a picture of her with Hitler, which he had autographed, in a prominent place in her house. When the Nazis arrived to take over the house, they saw the picture and left quickly. For the rest of the war, all of her possessions were left untouched by the Nazis. See more »

Nickname:

Pavlova of the Ice

Star Sign:

Aries

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