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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.

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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.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 48

Birthday 1899-02-15

Day of Death 1985-08-14

Place of Birth Litchfield, Minnesota, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1983 The Fall Guy(1 episode)
1982 Echoes as Mrs. Edmunds
1976 The Return of a Man Called Horse as Elk Woman
1973 The Cat Creature as Hester Black
1973 Police Story(1 episode)
1970 Night Gallery(1 episode)
1970 The Best Of Everything(130 episodes)
1970 Savage Intruder as Leslie
1969 Medical Center(1 episode)
1969 Slaves as New Orleans lady
1965 Get Smart(1 episode)
1949 East Side, West Side as Nora Kernan
1947 Road to Rio as Catherine Vail
1947 Pirates of Monterey as Señorita de Sola
1946 The Time of Their Lives as Emily
1946 Anna and the King of Siam as Lady Thiang
1946 Night in Paradise as Attosa
1946 The Spider Woman Strikes Back as Miss Zenobia Dollard
1944 Enter Arsene Lupin as Bessie Seagrave
1944 The Climax as Luise
1944 Gypsy Wildcat as Rhoda
1944 The Invisible Man's Revenge as Lady Irene Herrick
1944 Follow the Boys as Gale Sondergaard (uncredited)
1944 The Spider Woman as Adrea Spedding
1944 Christmas Holiday as Mrs. Manette
1943 Crazy House as Cameo Appearance
1943 The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler as Anna Huber
1943 Isle of Forgotten Sins as Marge Willison
1943 Appointment in Berlin as Gretta Van Leyden
1942 A Night to Remember as Mrs. Devoe
1942 Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen as Mrs. Van Dorn
1942 My Favorite Blonde as Madame Stephanie Runick
1941 Paris Calling as Colette
1941 The Black Cat as Abigail Doone
1940 The Letter as Mrs. Hammond
1940 The Mark of Zorro as Inez Quintero
1940 The Blue Bird as Tylette (the cat)
1939 The Llano Kid as Lora Travers
1939 The Cat and the Canary as Miss Lu
1939 Juarez as Empress Eugenie
1939 Sons of Liberty as Rachel Salomon
1939 Never Say Die as Juno Marko
1938 Dramatic School as Madame Therese Charlot
1938 Lord Jeff as Doris Clandon
1937 The Life of Emile Zola as Lucie Dreyfus
1937 Seventh Heaven as Nana, Diane's Sister
1937 Maid of Salem as Martha Harding
1936 Anthony Adverse as Faith Paleologus

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