Gale Sondergaard (1899–1985)


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Sly, manipulative, dangerously cunning and sinister were the key words that best described the roles that Gale Sondergaard played in motion pictures, making her one of the most talented character actresses ever seen on the screen. She was educated at the University of Minnesota and later married director Herbert J. Biberman. Her husband went to ... See full bio »

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The Mark of Zorro Inez Quintero
(1940)
(1936)
The Life of Emile Zola Lucie Dreyfus
(1937)
(1946)

Filmography

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 1982 Echoes
Mrs. Edmunds
 1981 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Mrs. Jackson
- The Human Torch (1981) ... Mrs. Jackson
 1979 Centennial (TV Mini Series)
Aunt Agusta
- The Scream of Eagles (1979) ... Aunt Agusta
 1976 Visions (TV Series)
Ora
- Pleasantville (1976) ... Ora
 1976 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Marguerite Beaulac
- Episode #1.183 (1976) ... Marguerite Beaulac
- Episode #1.174 (1976) ... Marguerite Beaulac
- Episode #1.167 (1976) ... Marguerite Beaulac
- Episode #1.166 (1976) ... Marguerite Beaulac
- Episode #1.161 (1976) ... Marguerite Beaulac
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Marge White
- World Full of Hurt (1974) ... Marge White
 1974 Nakia (TV Series)
- The Quarry (1974)
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Myra
- Adults Only (1974) ... Myra
 1973 The Cat Creature (TV Movie)
Hester Black
 1971 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Mrs. Marley
- The Letter of the Law (1971) ... Mrs. Marley
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Abigail Moore (segment "The Dark Boy")
- The Dark Boy/Keep in Touch - We'll Think of Something (1971) ... Abigail Moore (segment "The Dark Boy")
 1970 Hollywood Horror House
Leslie
 1970 The Best of Everything (TV Series)
Amanda Key
- Episode #1.111 (1970) ... Amanda Key
- Episode #1.110 (1970) ... Amanda Key
- Episode #1.108 (1970) ... Amanda Key
- Episode #1.107 (1970) ... Amanda Key
- Episode #1.109 (1970) ... Amanda Key
 1970 Tango (TV Movie)
 1970 Get Smart (TV Series)
Hester Van Hooten
- Rebecca of Funny-Folk Farm (1970) ... Hester Van Hooten
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Madame Olga Millard
- The Scorpio Drop (1969) ... Madame Olga Millard
 1969 Slaves
New Orleans lady
 1949 East Side, West Side
Nora Kernan
 1947 Road to Rio
Catherine Vail
 1947 Pirates of Monterey
Señorita de Sola
 1946 Anna and the King of Siam
Lady Thiang
 1946 Night in Paradise
Attosa
 1946 The Spider Woman Strikes Back
Zenobia Dollard
 1944 Enter Arsene Lupin
Bessie Seagrave
 1944 The Climax
Luise
 1944 Gypsy Wildcat
Rhoda
 1944 Christmas Holiday
Mrs. Manette
 1944 The Invisible Man's Revenge
Irene, Lady Herrick
 1944 Follow the Boys
Gale Sondergaard (uncredited)
 1943 The Spider Woman
Adrea Spedding
 1943 Crazy House
Gale Sondergaard (uncredited)
 1943 Isle of Forgotten Sins
Marge Willison
 1943 Appointment in Berlin
Greta Van Leyden
 1942 A Night to Remember
Mrs. Devoe
 1942 Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen
Mrs. Van Dorn
 1942 My Favorite Blonde
Madame Stephanie Runick
 1941 Paris Calling
Colette
 1941 The Black Cat
Abigail Doone
 1940 The Letter
Mrs. Hammond
 1940 The Mark of Zorro
Inez Quintero
 1940 The Blue Bird
Tylette
 1939 The Llano Kid
Lora Travers
 1939 The Cat and the Canary
Miss Lu
 1939 Sons of Liberty (Short)
Rachel Salomon
 1939 Juarez
Empress Eugénie
 1939 Never Say Die
Juno Marko
 1938 Dramatic School
Thérèse Charlot
 1938 Lord Jeff
Doris Clandon
 1937 The Life of Emile Zola
Lucie Dreyfus
 1937 Seventh Heaven
Nana, Diane's Sister
 1937 Maid of Salem
Martha - His Wife
 1936 Anthony Adverse
Faith
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Other Works:

(1967 season) James Alexander, Paul Ballantyne, Raye Birk, Edward Binns, Earl Boen, Ronald Boulden, Adolph Caesar, Douglas Campbell, Helen Carey, Len Cariou, Jon Cranney, Patricia Elliott, David Flaten, Frederick Gaines, Robin Gammell, Melody Greer, Jeffrey Jones, Grace Keagy, Philip Kerr, Joseph Klimowski, Robert Lanchester, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)

Spouse:

Herbert J. Biberman  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »

Relatives:

Hester Sondergaard (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

My parents were both progressive people learning much from Henrik Ibsen. My mother believed that a woman should not be tied down to family with nothing else in her life. They were also progressive politically. My father, we thought, voted the Democratic ticket, but actually he voted the Socialist ticket; my mother was a suffragette and I marched in parades with her.

Trivia:

Despite popular belief, Sondergaard never signed a contract with Warners after winning an Oscar for "Anthony Adverse." She did sign a one-year contract with MGM in 1938 and a long-term deal with Universal, which produced 14 of her films between 1941 and 1947. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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