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Gale Sondergaard

Gale Sondergaard

  • Life of Emile Zola, The (1937) September 23 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Lord Jeff (1938) September 23 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Time Of Their Lives, The (1946) October 02 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Letter, The (1940) October 07 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Cat and the Canary, The (1939) November 04 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Also Known As: Edith Holm Sondergaard Died: August 14, 1985
Born: February 15, 1899 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Litchfield, Minnesota, USA Profession: Cast ... actor


Gifted, successful NY stage actress in Hollywood from 1934, primarily as Hollywood's premiere scene-stealing exotic villainess. A tall, dark-haired performer capable of displaying the haughty disdain of a New England Puritan ("Maid of Salem" 1937), the suspicious sneer of a haunted mansion's housekeeper ("The Cat and the Canary" 1939) or the feline deception of a cat-turned-human ("The Bluebird" 1940) with equal ease, Sondergaard also performed very well in such occasional sympathetic parts as Mrs. Dreyfus in "The Life of Emile Zola" (1937). She was memorable as one of Sherlock Holmes's most cunning nemeses in "Spider Woman" (1944). Politically active, and married to "Hollywood Ten" member Herbert Biberman, Sondergaard was blacklisted in the late 1940s but returned to act in several films of the late 60s and 70s as well as star in a one-woman off-Broadway show, "Woman". Her 1936 best supporting actress Academy Award (for "Anthony Adverse", her first film) was the first to be given in that category.

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