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Sonja Henie

b. 8 Apr 1910, Oslo, Kristiania, d. 12 Oct 1969. As just a little woman Henie became an experienced dancer with age eight used ice-skating. After getting national champ, she continued to be the world number skating champion, produced a film, with age 18 received the to begin what had been to become three Olympic championships. Following the last of the, in 1936, she toured with a specialist glaciers show and was agreed upon by 20th Century-Fox and produced several romantic comedies where she whirled and smiled her method across the glaciers. These movies were One IN THE Mil (with Don Ameche, the Ritz Brothers and Borrah Minnevitch And His Harmonica Rascals) (1936), Slim Glaciers (which prompted Range to spell it out her as ‘a Pavlova on glaciers’) (1937), Content Getting (Ameche and Ethel Merman) and My Lucky Superstar (with Pal Ebsen) (both 1938), Second Fiddle (that Irving Berlin composed the Oscar-nominated ‘I Poured My Heart RIGHT INTO A Melody’), and an espionage-comedy, Everything Happens DURING THE NIGHT (1939). Henie began the 40s with Sunlight Valley Serenade (1941), where she co-starred with John Payne. Also in the film had been Dorothy Dandridge, Glenn Miller And His Orchestra, as well as the extraordinary Nicholas Brothers. Next emerged Iceland (1942, also with Payne and significant chiefly for the Harry Warren and Mack Gordon melody, ‘There WON’T End up being Another You’), Wintertime (1943, with Woody Herman’s music group), It’s A Pleasure (1945), as well as the Countess Of Monte Cristo (1948). By enough time from the last several movies, it was apparent that the viewers had been wearying of ice-skating movies. After her Hollywood profession was over, Henie created and starred in the Hollywood Glaciers Revue that was provided in a number of US metropolitan areas, including NY where it occurred at Madison Square Backyard. She made a short return to movies, appearing within a UK creation, Hello London (1958), but quickly thereafter retired. Two film documentaries have already been produced about her existence and profession, the Yugoslavian Nedostajemi Sonia Henie (I Miss Sonia Henie) (1971) and Sonja Henie: Queen FROM THE Ice (1995). Experiencing leukaemia, Henie was on airline flight to Oslo when she passed away.

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