George Sanders (I) (1906–1972)

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George Sanders was born of English parents in St. Petersburg, Russia. He worked in a Birmingham textile mill, in the tobacco business and as a writer in advertising. He entered show business in London as a chorus boy, going from there to cabaret, radio and theatrical understudy. His film debut, in 1936, was as Curly Randall in Find the Lady (1936)... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Rebecca Jack Favell
The Picture of Dorian Gray Lord Henry Wotton
Man Hunt Major Quive-Smith


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 2022 Blonde
George Sanders
 1973 The Death Wheelers
 1972/I Endless Night
Andrew Lippincott
 1972 Doomwatch
The Admiral - Sir Geoffrey
 1971 The BOO Show (TV Movie)
 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Armand Anderssarian
- The Merchant (1971) ... Armand Anderssarian
 1970 The Night of the Assassin
Gen. Downes
 1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
James Fortune
- Fade Out (1970) ... James Fortune
 1970 The Kremlin Letter
 1969 The Best House in London
Sir Francis Leybourne
 1969 The Body Stealers
Gen. Armstrong
 1969 The Girl from Rio
 1969 The Candy Man
Sidney Carter
 1968 King of Africa
Capt. Walter Phillips
 1968/I Laura (TV Movie)
Waldo Lydecker
 1967 The Jungle Book
Shere Khan the Tiger (voice)
 1967 Good Times
Mordicus / Knife McBlade / White hunter / ...
 1967 Warning Shot
Calvin York
 1966 The Quiller Memorandum
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Mister Freeze
- Rats Like Cheese (1966) ... Mister Freeze
- Instant Freeze (1966) ... Mister Freeze
- Batman Is Riled (1966) ... Mister Freeze (uncredited)
 1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Col. Roger Barr
- Crisis by Fire (1966) ... Col. Roger Barr
 1965 Trunk to Cairo
Prof. Schlieben
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
G. Emory Partridge
- The Yukon Affair (1965) ... G. Emory Partridge
- The Gazebo in the Maze Affair (1965) ... G. Emory Partridge
 1965 Riso e Ritmo (TV Series)
 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
- The Traitor (1965) ... Fenton
 1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Leonard Carvel
- A Daring Step Backward (1965) ... Leonard Carvel
 1964 The Golden Head
Basil Palmer
 1964 Last Plane to Baalbeck
Prince Makowski
 1964 A Shot in the Dark
Benjamin Ballon
 1964 Dark Purpose
Raymond Fontaine
 1963 The Cracksman
The Guv'nor
 1963 Cairo
The Major
 1962 In Search of the Castaways
Thomas Ayerton
 1962 Operation Snatch
Maj. Hobson
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Richard Gilmore
- The Sound of Nervous Laughter (1962) ... Richard Gilmore
 1961 Rendezvous
J.K. / Kellermann
 1956-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Major Watkins / William Clark / Dr. Grissom
- The Small Elephants (1961) ... Major Watkins
- The Man Who Inherited Everything (1957) ... William Clark
- The Charlatan (1956) ... Dr. Grissom
 1961 Call Me Genius
Sir Charles Brewer
 1961 Five Golden Hours
Mr. Bing
 1960 Village of the Damned
Gordon Zellaby
 1960 Trouble in the Sky
Sir Arnold Hobbes
 1960 Bluebeard's Ten Honeymoons
Henri Landru
 1960 The Last Voyage
Captain Robert Adams
 1960 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
 1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
 1960 A Touch of Larceny
Sir Charles Holland
 1959 Solomon and Sheba
 1959 That Kind of Woman
 1958 From the Earth to the Moon
Stuyvesant Nicholl
 1958 Decision (TV Series)
 1958 The Whole Truth
 1958 Rock-a-Bye Baby
Danny Poole (scenes deleted)
 1956-1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Oliver Chantry / Dr. Grissom
- The Fabulous Oliver Chantry (1958) ... Oliver Chantry
- The Charlatan (1956) ... Dr. Grissom
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
John York
- Night of the Stranger (1958) ... John York
 1957 The Seventh Sin
Tim Waddington
 1956 Death of a Scoundrel
Clementi Sabourin
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Charles Ferris / Baron
- The Bitter Waters (1956) ... Charles Ferris
- The Dream (1956) ... Baron
 1956 That Certain Feeling
Larry Larkin
 1956 While the City Sleeps
Mark Loving
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Jay Rossiter
- Autumn Fever (1956) ... Jay Rossiter
 1956 Never Say Goodbye
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Waldo Lydecker
- A Portrait of Murder (1955) ... Waldo Lydecker
 1955 The King's Thief
Charles II
 1955 The Scarlet Coat
Dr. Jonathan Odell
 1955 Moonfleet
Lord Ashwood
 1955 Jupiter's Darling
Fabius Maximus
 1954 Journey to Italy
Alex Joyce
 1954 King Richard and the Crusaders
King Richard I
 1954 Witness to Murder
Albert Richter
 1953 Call Me Madam
General Cosmo Constantine
 1952 Assignment: Paris
Nicholas Strang
 1952 Ivanhoe
De Bois-Guilbert
 1951 The Light Touch
Felix Guignol
 1951 I Can Get It for You Wholesale
J.F. Noble
 1950 Captain Blackjack
Mike Alexander
 1950 All About Eve
Addison DeWitt
 1949 Samson and Delilah
The Saran of Gaza
 1949 The Fan
Lord Robert Darlington
 1947 Forever Amber
King Charles II
 1947 Lured
Robert Fleming
 1947 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Miles Fairley
 1947 The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
Georges Duroy
 1946 The Strange Woman
John Evered
 1946 A Scandal in Paris
Eugéne François Vidocq
 1945 The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry
Harry Quincey
 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Lord Henry Wotton
 1945 Hangover Square
Dr. Allan Middleton
 1944 Summer Storm
Fedor Mikhailovich Petroff
 1944 Action in Arabia
Michael Gordon
 1944 The Lodger
Inspector John Warwick
 1943 Paris After Dark
Dr. Andre Marbel
 1943 Appointment in Berlin
Wing Cmdr. Keith Wilson
 1943 They Came to Blow Up America
Carl Steelman / Ernst Reiter
 1943 This Land Is Mine
George Lambert
 1942 Quiet Please: Murder
Jim Fleg
 1942 The Black Swan
Capt. Billy Leech
 1942 The Moon and Sixpence
Charles Strickland
 1942 The Falcon's Brother
Gay Lawrence
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
 1942 Her Cardboard Lover
Tony Barling
 1942 The Falcon Takes Over
Gay Lawrence
 1942 A Date with the Falcon
Gay Lawrence / The Falcon
 1941 The Gay Falcon
Gay Laurence / The Falcon
 1941 Sundown
Maj. A. L. 'Herbie' Coombes
 1941 Man Hunt
Major Quive-Smith
 1941 Rage in Heaven
Ward Andrews
 1941 The Saint in Palm Springs
Simon Templar / The Saint
 1940 The Son of Monte Cristo
Gen. Gurko Lanen
 1940 Bitter Sweet
Baron von Tranisch
 1940 Foreign Correspondent
Scott ffolliott
 1940 The Saint Takes Over
Simon Templar / The Saint
 1940 Rebecca
Jack Favell
 1940 The House of the Seven Gables
Jaffrey Pyncheon
 1940 Green Hell
 1940 The Saint's Double Trouble
Simon Templar aka The Saint / 'Boss' Duke Bates
 1939 Allegheny Uprising
Captain Swanson
 1939 Nurse Edith Cavell
Capt. Heinrichs
 1939 The Saint in London
Simon Templar / The Saint
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Franz Schlager
 1939 So This Is London
Dr. de Reseke
 1939 The Saint Strikes Back
Simon Templar aka The Saint
 1939 The Outsider
Anton Ragatzy
 1939 Mr. Moto's Last Warning
Eric Norvel
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer
Wyatt Leigh
 1938 International Settlement
Del Forbes
 1937 Lancer Spy
Baron Kurt von Rohback / Lt. Michael Bruce
 1937 The Lady Escapes
Rene Blanchard
 1937 Slave Ship
 1937 Love Is News
Count Andre de Guyon
 1936 Lloyd's of London
Lord Everett Stacy
 1936 Dishonour Bright
 1936 The Man Who Could Work Miracles
 1936 Find the Lady
Curly Randall
 1936 Strange Cargo
Roddy Burch
 1936 Things to Come
Pilot (uncredited)
 1934 Love, Life & Laughter
Singer in Public Bar (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (26 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (24 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Stranger at Home" (w/Leigh Brackett, uncredited; filmed as The Unholy Four (1954). See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 12 Articles | See more »


6' 2¾" (1.9 m)


Magda Gabor  (divorced) | See more »


Henry Sanders | Margaret Sanders


Tom Conway (sibling) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on being asked how he felt about his divorce from Zsa Zsa Gabor] Like a squeezed lemon. See more »


Featured in a crime novel, "Crime On My Hands", in which he solved a murder on a film set. The novel was ghostwritten by Falcon screenwriter Craig Rice. The Author's Dedication reads "To Craig Rice, without whom it would not have been possible.". See more »


Often played purring, sinister villains See more »

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