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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)
Thin Ice
Thin Ice Lili Heiser
(1937)

Filmography

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 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. 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. Assistant Choreographer: Robert Linden. 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 | 5 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:

The signature of her ice skate blades adorns the cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. See more »

Nickname:

Pavlova of the Ice

Star Sign:

Aries

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