Gale Sondergaard

Gale Sondergaard

  • Born on
    • February 15th, 1899
  • Died on
    • August 14th, 1985
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


Acting (20 Credits)

1976The Return of a Man Called Horse as Elk Woman
1949East Side, West Side as Nora Kernan
1947Road to Rio as Catherine Vail
1946Anna and the King of Siam as Lady Thiang
1946The Time of Their Lives as Emily
1944The Climax as Luise
1944Christmas Holiday as Mrs. Manette
1944The Invisible Man's Revenge as Lady Irene Herrick
1943The Spider Woman as Adrea Spedding
1942My Favorite Blonde as Madame Stephanie Runick
1942A Night to Remember as Mrs. Devoe
1941The Black Cat as Abigail Doone
1940The Mark of Zorro as Inez Quintero
1940The Blue Bird as Tylette (the cat)
1940The Letter as Mrs. Hammond
1939The Cat and the Canary as Miss Lu
1939Juarez as Empress Eugenie
1937The Life of Emile Zola as Lucie Dreyfus
1937Seventh Heaven as Nana, Diane's Sister
1936Anthony Adverse as Faith Paleologus


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