George Sanders

British actor and singer (1906–1972) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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George Henry Sanders (3 July 1906 – 25 April 1972) was a British actor and singer whose career spanned over 40 years. His heavy, upper-class English accent and smooth, baritone voice often led him to be cast as sophisticated but villainous characters. He is remembered for his roles as Jack Favell in Rebecca (1940), Scott ffolliott in Foreign Correspondent (1940, a rare heroic part), The Saran of Gaza in Samson and Delilah (1949), the most popular film of the year, Addison DeWitt in All About Eve (1950, for which he won an Oscar), Sir Brian De Bois-Guilbert in Ivanhoe (1952), King Richard the Lionheart in King Richard and the Crusaders (1954), Mr. Freeze in a two-part episode of Batman (1966), and the voice of Shere Khan in Disney's The Jungle Book (1967). Fans of radio detective stories know Sanders as Simon Templar, The Saint, (1939–41),[1] and the suave crimefighter The Falcon (1941–42).

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George Sanders
Portrait of Sanders by Allan Warren, 1972
George Henry Sanders

(1906-07-03)3 July 1906
Died25 April 1972(1972-04-25) (aged 65)
Alma materManchester Technical College
  • Actor
  • singer
Years active1929–1972
Susan Larson
(m. 1940; div. 1949)
(m. 1949; div. 1954)
(m. 1959; died 1967)
(m. 1970; div. 1971)
PartnerLorraine Chanel (1968–1972; his death)
RelativesTom Conway (brother)