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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Monday, October 03, 2005


Gale Sondergaard

GALE SONDERGAARD (1899-1985), born Edith Holm Sondergaard

Often sinister, always fascinating to watch.

Anthony Adverse (1936)Haven't you seen Anthony Adverse (1936)? Gale was awarded the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her first film role.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

The Mark Of Zorro (1940) She was the scheming wife of the corrupt governor eventually exposed by Tyrone Power's Zorro.
The Spider Woman (1944) Gale matches wits with Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes and almost gets the upper hand. A favorite performance.
Anna And The King Of Siam (1946) Gale is Lady Thiang, loyal first wife of Rex Harrison's king, a very sympathetic part.
Road To Rio (1947) Gale gets to display her comic talents opposite Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.

Gale Sondergaard - Autographed Photo

Autograph reads:
Best Wishes
Eric -

Gale Sondergaard

*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Date: Mon, Oct 3 2005 / 10:03:10 PST

Academy Awards®
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1936 Won Best Actress in a Supporting Role: ANTHONY ADVERSE
1946 Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM