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George Sanders

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George Sanders
Portrait of Sanders by Allan Warren, 1972
Born(1906-07-03)3 July 1906
Died25 April 1972(1972-04-25) (aged 65)
Alma materManchester Technical College
Occupations
  • Actor
  • singer
Years active1929–1972
Spouse(s)
Susan Larson
(m. 1940; div. 1949)

(m. 1949; div. 1954)

(m. 1959; died 1967)

(m. 1970; div. 1971)
PartnerLorraine Chanel (1968–72; his death)
RelativesTom Conway (brother)

George Henry Sanders (3 July 1906 – 25 April 1972) was a British actor and singer whose career spanned over 40 years. 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 3 July 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. 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. 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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