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      Gale Sondergaard

      Gale Sondergaard

      Highest Rated: 100% The Letter (1940)

      Lowest Rated: 18% Anthony Adverse (1936)

      Birthday: Feb 15, 1899

      Birthplace: Litchfield, Minnesota, USA

      Gifted, successful NY stage actress in Hollywood from 1934, primarily as Hollywood's premiere scene-stealing exotic villainess. A tall, dark-haired performer capable of displaying the haughty disdain of a New England Puritan ("Maid of Salem" 1937), the suspicious sneer of a haunted mansion's housekeeper ("The Cat and the Canary" 1939) or the feline deception of a cat-turned-human ("The Bluebird" 1940) with equal ease, Sondergaard also performed very well in such occasional sympathetic parts as Mrs. Dreyfus in "The Life of Emile Zola" (1937). She was memorable as one of Sherlock Holmes's most cunning nemeses in "Spider Woman" (1944). Politically active, and married to "Hollywood Ten" member Herbert Biberman, Sondergaard was blacklisted in the late 1940s but returned to act in several films of the late 60s and 70s as well as star in a one-woman off-Broadway show, "Woman." Her 1936 best supporting actress Academy Award (for "Anthony Adverse," her first film) was the first to be given in that category.

      Highest rated movies

      Road to Rio
      My Favorite Blonde
      The Letter
      The Mark of Zorro
      The Life of Emile Zola
      Anna and the King of Siam
      Christmas Holiday
      Juarez

      Photos

      THE LETTER, Gale Sondergaard, 1940 APPOINTMENT IN BERLIN, Gale Sondergaard, 1943 NEVER SAY DIE, Gale Sondergaard, 1939 ENTER ARSENE LUPIN, Gale Sondergaard, 1944 JUAREZ, Gale Sondergaard, 1939 JUAREZ, Gale Sondergaard, 1939 THE CAT AND THE CANARY, Gale Sondergaard, 1939 THE MARK OF ZORRO, Basil Rathbone, Gale Sondergaard, 1940, ©20th Century-Fox, TM & Copyright THE CAT AND THE CANARY, Gale Sondergaard, 1939 THE BLACK CAT, Gale Sondergaard, 1941 ANTHONY ADVERSE, Gale Sondergaard, 1936 THE CAT AND THE CANARY, from left: Gale Sondergaard, Paulette Goddard, 1939 NEVER SAY DIE, Gale Sondergaard, 1939 PIRATES OF MONTEREY, Maria Montez, Gale Sondergaard, 1947 THE BLUE BIRD, Gale Sondergaard, 1940, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright THE INVISIBLE MAN'S REVENGE, Alan Curtis, Gale Sondergaard, 1944 THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds, (front), Lynne Baggett, John Shelton, Gale Sondergaard, Binnie Barnes, Bud Abbott, 1946 MY FAVORITE BLONDE, Gale Sondergaard, Bob Hope, 1942 SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SPIDER WOMAN, Basil Rathbone, Gale Sondergaard, 1944 SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SPIDER WOMAN, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard, Basil Rathbone, 1944

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Echoes Mrs. Edmunds (Character) - 1983
      55% 42% The Return of a Man Called Horse Elk Woman (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cat Creature Hester Black (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 33% Savage Intruder Leslie (Character) - 1970
      43% 74% East Side, West Side Nora Kernan (Character) - 1949
      100% 77% Road to Rio Catherine Vail (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pirates of Monterey Señorita de Sola (Character) - 1947
      89% 69% Anna and the King of Siam Sondergaard (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Night in Paradise Attosa (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 81% The Time of Their Lives Emily (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spider Woman Strikes Back Miss Zenobia Dollard (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gypsy Wildcat Rhoda (Character) - 1944
      78% 49% Christmas Holiday Mrs. Manette (Character) - 1944
      40% 23% The Invisible Man's Revenge Irene (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 73% Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman Adrea Spedding (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 29% Monsoon Marge Willison (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Appointment in Berlin Gretta Van Leyden (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler Anna Huber (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 47% A Night to Remember Mrs. Devoe (Character) - 1942
      100% 73% My Favorite Blonde Madame Stephanie Runick (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen Mrs. Van Dorn (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 35% The Black Cat Abigail Doone (Character) - 1941
      100% 82% The Letter Mrs. Hammond (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 71% The Blue Bird Tylette (Character) - 1940
      92% 79% The Mark of Zorro Inez Quintero (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 91% Never Say Die Juno Marko (Character) - 1939
      71% 48% Juarez Empress Eugenie (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 72% The Cat and the Canary Miss Lu (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sons of Liberty Rachel Salomon (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Llano Kid Lora Travers (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dramatic School Madame Therese Charlot (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 38% Lord Jeff Doris Clandon (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 54% Seventh Heaven Nana (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 0% Maid of Salem Martha (Character) - 1937
      92% 74% The Life of Emile Zola Lucie Dreyfus (Character) - 1937
      18% 48% Anthony Adverse Faith Paleologus (Character) - 1936

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Unknown (Character) 1974
      No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
      No Score Yet 79% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1970