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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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(1948)
Sun Valley Serenade Karen Benson
(1941)
One in a Million Greta Muller
(1936)
Thin Ice Lili Heiser
(1937)

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 1948 The Countess of Monte Cristo
Karen Kirsten
 1945 It's a Pleasure
Chris Linden
 1943 Wintertime
Nora Ostgaard
 1942/I Iceland
Katina Jonsdottir
 1941 Sun Valley Serenade
Karen Benson
 1939 Second Fiddle
Trudi Hovland
 1938 My Lucky Star
Kristina Nielsen
 1938 Happy Landing
Trudy Ericksen
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town
Sonja Henie - at Fictional Premiere (uncredited)
 1937 Thin Ice
Lili Heiser
 1936 One in a Million
Greta Muller
 1927 Syv dager for Elisabeth
En ung skøyteløperske (skater)
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Other Works:

Howdy, Mr. Ice of 1950 (1949). Special production. Music by Albert Stillman and Alan Moran. Lyrics by Al Stillman and Alan Moran. Directed by Catherine Littlefield. Center Theatre: 26 May 1949- 15 Apr 1950 (430 performances). Cast: Eddie Baxter, Skippy Baxter, The Bruises, Paul Castle, Jinx Clark, Dick Craig, Bill Douglas, ... See more »

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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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Jewelry takes people's minds off your wrinkles. See more »

Trivia:

Henie was one of 20th Century-Fox's biggest stars of the 1930s, placing among the Top Ten Box Office draws 3 times: 1937 (#8) 1938 (#3) and 1939 (#10). Her appeal plummeted when she was thought to be a Nazi sympathizer, and her film career never recovered. See more »

Nickname:

Pavlova of the Ice

Star Sign:

Aries

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