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Darryl F. Zanuck
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Charles Boyer
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John J. Mescall
(Movies & TV)
Raymond Massey
(Movies & TV)
Maribel Vinson
(Sport)
Mildred Shay
(Movies & TV)
Basil Rathbone
(Movies & TV)
 

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Sonja Henie

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Sonja Henie

Norwegian figure skater and film star add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1912.

Countries: United States (45%), Norway (13%), France (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Darryl F. Zanuck, Charles Boyer, John J. Mescall

Linked to: The Independent, United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

 

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Sonja Henie was born in 1912 add something


1920

Ulrich Salchow - This is still a record, which he shares with Sonja Henie who won 10 titles in the 1920s and 1930s, and with Irina Rodnina who won 10 titles in the 1960s and 1970s


1924

During the 1924 program, she skated over to the side of the rink several times to ask her coach for directions add something


1927

Henie won the first of an unprecedented ten consecutive World Figure Skating Championships in 1927 at the age of fourteen add something


1931

She won six consecutive European championships from 1931 to 1936 add something


1932

She defended her Olympic titles in 1932 and in 1936, and her World titles annually until 1936 add something

 

Maribel Vinson - At the 1932 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, Maribel Vinson earned the bronze medal behind the Norwegian champion Sonja Henie and the Austrian runner up, Fritzi Burger


1936

After the 1936 World Figure Skating Championships, Henie gave up her amateur status and took up a career as a professional performer in acting and live shows add something

 

In 1936, following a successful ice show in Los Angeles orchestrated by her father to launch her film career, Hollywood studio chief Darryl Zanuck signed her to a long term contract at Twentieth Century Fox which made her one of the highest-paid actresses of the time add something

 

Indeed, after the school figures section at the 1936 Olympic competition, Colledge and Henie were virtually neck and neck with Colledge trailing by just a few points add something


1937

Torben Meyer - Two years later, in 1937, Meyer had a number of bit parts; as a servant in "Tovarich" starring Claudette Colbert, Charles Boyer and Basil Rathbone, as Raymond Massey's servant in "The Prisoner of Zenda" starring Ronald Colman in the title role and as Tyrone Power's chauffeur in Sonja Henie's "Thin Ice"


1938

In 1938, she published her autobiography "Mitt livs eventyr" which has translated and released as "Wings on My Feet" in 1940, which was republished in a revised edition in 1954 add something


1940

Throughout the 1940s, Henie and Wirtz produced lavish musical ice skating extravaganzas at Rockefeller Center's Center Theatre attracting millions of ticket buyers add something


1941

Henie became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1941 add something

 

Lynne Roberts - In 1941 she starred with Sonja Henie and John Payne in "Sun Valley Serenade" while under contract to 20th Century-Fox

 

Otto Lang (film producer) - Lang was hired by Darryl F. Zanuck to assist with the ski sequences of the 1941 movie "Sun Valley Serenade" starring Sonja Henie, which ultimately led to his cinematic work


1944

John J. Mescall - He photographed two Sonja Henie films at Twentieth Century-Fox, and did uncredited work on the 1944 film "The Bridge of San Luis Rey"


1949

Mildred Shay - He married as his third wife, ice skater and film star Sonja Henie in 1949


1950

Henie broke off her arrangement with Wirtz in 1950 and for the next three seasons produced her own tours under the name "Sonja Henie Ice Revue" add something

 

Hobart Arena - The 1950s saw performances by Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Nat King Cole, Tex Ritter, Sonja Henie, Victor_Borge, Liberace, Guy Lombardo, and Patti Page


1952

The collapse of a section of bleachers during a show in Baltimore, Maryland in 1952 compounded the tour's legal and financial woes add something


1953

However, she made a triumphant return to Norway with the Holiday on Ice tour in 1953 and 1955 add something

 

In 1953 Henie formed a new partnership with Morris Chalfen to appear in his European "Holiday On Ice" tour add something


1955

Tabe Slioor - In 1955, Slioor lived in New York for a while, staying first at the Plaza Hotel and in Sonja Henie's residence


1956

After her retirement in 1956, Henie and Onstad settled in Oslo and accumulated a large collection of modern art that formed the basis for the Henie-Onstad Art Centre at Høvikodden in Bærum near Oslo add something

 

She produced her own show at New York's Roxy Theatre in January 1956 add something


1957

Carol Heiss - Between 1957 and 1960, Carol Heiss dominated women's figure skating like nobody since Sonja Henie


1969

She died of the disease at age 57 in 1969 during a flight from Paris to Oslo add something


Sonja Henie died in 1969 add something


1970

At the time of her death, Henie was planning a comeback for a television special that would have aired in January 1970 add something


1971

Jordal Amfi - For many years it remained an outdoor arena, but in 1971 a roof was built with money left in figure skating legend Sonja Henie's will


1988

Katarina Witt - In 1988, Witt won her sixth consecutive European Championship, equaling the achievement of Sonja Henie as the most successful skater in ladies' singles at the European Championships