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Also Known As: Died: October 12, 1969
Born: April 8, 1912 Cause of Death: leukemia
Birth Place: Oslo, NO Profession: actor, skater

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Winner of the Olympic Gold medal in figure skating an impressive three times in a row (1928, 1932, 1936), Henie came to Twentieth Century-Fox shortly after her last win and was built up as a popular star. Nearly a dozen light musical comedies offered the blonde and dimpled Henie plenty of opportunities to don her blades and perform in lavish ice ballets while her leading men beamed and a cast of supporting comics clowned around. When her film career petered out in the mid-1940s she turned to performing in live ice shows.

Winner of the Olympic Gold medal in figure skating an impressive three times in a row (1928, 1932, 1936), Henie came to Twentieth Century-Fox shortly after her last win and was built up as a popular star. Nearly a dozen light musical comedies offered the blonde and dimpled Henie plenty of opportunities to don her blades and perform in lavish ice ballets while her leading men beamed and a cast of supporting comics clowned around. When her film career petered out in the mid-1940s she turned to performing in live ice shows.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948) Karen [Kirsten]
2.
 It's a Pleasure! (1945) Chris Linden
3.
 Wintertime (1943) Nora
4.
 Iceland (1942) Katina Jonsdottir
5.
 Sun Valley Serenade (1941) Karen Benson
6.
 Everything Happens at Night (1939) Louise [Norden]
7.
 Second Fiddle (1939) Trudi Hovland
8.
 Happy Landing (1938) Trudy Ericksen
9.
 My Lucky Star (1938) Kristina Nielson
10.
 One in a Million (1937) Greta Muller
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1927:
World skating champion at age 15
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Moved to Hollywood
1936:
Joined 20th Century-Fox as a skating star; first US film, "One in a Million"
:
Made the annual exhibitors poll of top ten box office stars three years in a row, placing 8th in 1937, 3rd in 1938, and 10th in 1939
1943:
Last film for Fox, "Wintertime"
1945:
First and only film in color, "It's a Pleasure", released by RKO
1948:
Last film, "The Countess of Monte Cristo"
1960:
Retired from performing
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Notes

Won Gold Medal in Women's figure skating in the 1928, 1932, and 1936 Winter Olympics

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husband:
Daniel R Topping. Divorced.
husband:
Winthrop Gardiner Jr. Second husband; divorced; died in 1980.
husband:
Niels Onstad. Third husband; died in 1978.

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