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Harland Sanders (1890–1980)

Harland Sanders was born on September 9, 1890 in Henryville, Indiana, USA as Harland David Sanders. He was married to Claudia Ledington and Josephine King. He died on December 16, 1980 in Shelbyville, Kentucky, USA. See full bio »

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Blast-Off Girls
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The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show Himself - Guest
The Big Mouth
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The David Frost Show


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 1970 The Phynx
Colonel Sanders (as Colonel Harland Sanders)
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 2009 Smash Cut (the producers wish to thank)
 1977 Opening Night (thanks - as Colonel Sanders)
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 1979 Praise the Lord (TV Series)
- Episode dated 2 March 1979 (1979) ... Himself
 1975 Donahue (TV Series)
- Episode dated 13 January 1975 (1975) ... Himself (as Colonel Sanders)
 1971 The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 25 January 1971 (1971) ... Himself - Guest
 1970 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.133 (1970) ... Himself (as Col. Sanders)
- Episode #2.131 (1970) ... Himself (as Col. Sanders)
 1970 Hell's Bloody Devils
Himself (uncredited)
 1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1968) ... Himself (uncredited)
 1967 Blast-Off Girls
Himself (as Colonel Sanders)
 1967 The Big Mouth
Himself (uncredited)
 1964 I've Got a Secret (TV Series)
Himself - Contestant
- Episode dated 6 April 1964 (1964) ... Himself - Contestant (as Col. Harland Sanders)
 1963 What's My Line? (TV Series)
Himself - Contestant
- Episode dated 1 December 1963 (1963) ... Himself - Contestant
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)
 2013 Miracle Experiences! Unbelievable (TV Series documentary)
- Minna shitteru ano kaisha maruhi hajimete densetsu (2013) ... Himself (as Kâneru Sandâsu)
 2010 Modern Marvels (TV Series documentary)
- Fry It (2010) ... Himself
 2006 American Eats (TV Series documentary)
- History on a Bun (2006) ... Himself
 1998 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Himself / Himself - as Colonel Sanders
- Dave Thomas: Made to Order (1998) ... Himself
- Colonel Sanders: America's Chicken King (1998) ... Himself - as Colonel Sanders

Personal Details

Other Works:

Guested on the daytime television program "1 O'Clock Club" also appearing were race car driver Suzy Dietrich and group The Jesters. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Col. Harland Sanders | Col. Sanders | Colonel Harland Sanders | Colonel Sanders | Kâneru Sandâsu


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know. See more »


He did not achieve full success as a businessman until the age of 74 when he sold KFC and became a millionaire. See more »


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