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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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Filmography

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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:

Stage Play: It Happens on Ice. Special [return engagement]. Music by Vernon Duke, Fred E. Ahlert and Peter De Rose. Lyrics by Al Stillman and Mitchell Parish. Musical Director: Erno Rapee. Choreographed by Catherine Littlefield and Gene Snyder. Scenic Design by Norman Bel Geddes. Costume Design by Norman Bel Geddes. Lighting Design by ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Accumulated a large collection of modern art together with her third husband that formed the basis for the Henie-Onstad Art Centre in the city of Tampere, about 200 km from Oslo. They are buried on the hilltop overlooking the museum. See more »

Nickname:

Pavlova of the Ice

Star Sign:

Aries

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