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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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Known For

Sun Valley Serenade
Sun Valley Serenade Karen Benson
(1941)
One in a Million
One in a Million Greta Muller
(1936)
Second Fiddle
Second Fiddle Trudi Hovland
(1939)
My Lucky Star
My Lucky Star Kristina Nielsen
(1938)

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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stars on Ice (1942). Special. Choreographed by Catherine Littlefield. Scenic Design by Bruno Maine. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. Lighting Design by Eugene Braun. Directed by William H. Burke. Center Theatre: 2 Jul 1942- 16 Apr 1944 (827 performances/show on hiatus from 16 May 1943- 15 Jun 1943). Cast: Irene Abitz, Vivian ... 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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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:

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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