George Sanders

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Sanders in 1972

George Henry Sanders (July 3, 1906 – April 25, 1972) was an English movie, stage, voice, radio, and television actor, singer-songwriter, music composer, and writer. He was known for his roles in All About Eve, Rebecca, and The Jungle Book. He was also known for his television role as Mr. Freeze in Batman. His brother was actor Tom Conway. He won an Academy Award.

Sanders was born on July 3, 1906 in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire[1] to English parents. Sanders was raised in Brighton, Sussex, England. He studied at Brighton College and at Manchester Technical College.

Sanders was married to Susan Larson from 1940 until they divorced in 1949. Then he was married to Zsa Zsa Gabor from 1949 until they divorced in 1954. Then he was married to Benita Hume from 1959 until they divorced in 1967. He was last married to Magda Gabor from 1970 until they divorced in 1971. He was partners with Lorraine Chanel from 1968 until his death in 1972. He had no children.

Sanders committed suicide using barbiturates on April 25, 1972 in his hotel room in Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain, aged 65. His cremated ashes were scattered at the English Channel.

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  1. "George Sanders (July 3, 1906 - April 25, 1972)." George Sanders: Official Site. Retrieved: 8 December 2011.

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