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Gale Sondergaard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gale Sondergaard (February 15, 1899 – August 14, 1985) was an American actress. Sondergaard began her acting career in theatre, and progressed to films in 1936. She was the first recipient of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her film debut in Anthony Adverse (1936). She played supporting roles in various films during the late 1930s and early 1940s, including The Cat and the Canary (1939), The Mark of Zorro (1940) and The Letter (1940). She was nominated for a second Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Anna and the King of Siam (1946) but by the end of the decade her film appearances were fewer. Married to the director Herbert Biberman, Sondergaard supported him when he was accused of communism and named as one of the Hollywood Ten in the early 1950s, and her film career was destroyed as a result. She moved with Biberman to New York City and worked in theatre, and acted in film and television occasionally from late 1960s. She moved back to Los Angeles where she died from cerebrovascular thrombosis. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gale Sondergaard, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Feb 15, 1899 In Litchfield, Minnesota, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Anthony Adverse 1936-08-29
Latest Project:
Movie Echoes 1982-01-01
Known For
Movie Echoes Mrs. Edmunds 1982-01-01
Movie The Return of a Man Called Horse Elk Woman 1976-06-28
Movie The Cat Creature Hester Black 1973-12-11
Movie Savage Intruder Leslie 1970-01-01
Movie Slaves New Orleans lady 1969-07-02
Movie East Side, West Side Nora Kernan 1949-12-22
Movie Pirates of Monterey Señorita de Sola 1947-12-01
Movie Road to Rio Catherine Vail 1947-12-25
Movie Night in Paradise Attosa 1946-05-03
Movie The Spider Woman Strikes Back Miss Zenobia Dollard 1946-03-22
Movie Anna and the King of Siam Lady Thiang 1946-08-11
Movie The Time of Their Lives Emily 1946-08-13
Movie Follow the Boys Gale Sondergaard (uncredited) 1944-05-05
Movie Christmas Holiday Mrs. Manette 1944-01-01
Movie The Invisible Man's Revenge Lady Irene Herrick 1944-06-09
Movie Gypsy Wildcat Rhoda 1944-08-02
Movie The Climax Luise 1944-10-20
Movie Enter Arsene Lupin Bessie Seagrave 1944-11-24
Movie Appointment in Berlin Gretta Van Leyden 1943-07-15
Movie Isle of Forgotten Sins Marge Willison 1943-08-15
Movie The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler Anna Huber 1943-09-10
Movie Crazy House Cameo Appearance 1943-10-08
Movie My Favorite Blonde Madame Stephanie Runick 1942-04-02
Movie A Night to Remember Mrs. Devoe 1942-12-10
Movie Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen Mrs. Van Dorn 1942-07-30
Movie The Black Cat Abigail Doone 1941-05-02
Movie Paris Calling Colette 1941-12-04
Movie The Letter Mrs. Hammond 1940-11-21
Movie The Blue Bird Tylette (the cat) 1940-01-15
Movie The Mark of Zorro Inez Quintero 1940-11-08
Movie Never Say Die Juno Marko 1939-04-14
Movie Sons of Liberty Rachel Salomon 1939-05-20
Movie The Llano Kid Lora Travers 1939-12-08
Movie The Cat and the Canary Miss Lu 1939-10-27
Movie Juarez Empress Eugenie 1939-06-10
Movie Lord Jeff Doris Clandon 1938-06-17
Movie Dramatic School Madame Therese Charlot 1938-12-09
Movie Maid of Salem Martha Harding 1937-02-12
Movie Seventh Heaven Nana, Diane's Sister 1937-03-25
Movie The Life of Emile Zola Lucie Dreyfus 1937-10-02
Movie Anthony Adverse Faith Paleologus 1936-08-29
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