Gale Sondergaard

Gale Sondergaard

Highest Rated: 100% My Favorite Blonde (1942)

Lowest Rated: 20% 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.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Echoes Mrs. Edmunds (Character) - 1983
60% 46% 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 No Score Yet Savage Intruder Leslie (Character) - 1970
43% 73% East Side, West Side Nora Kernan (Character) - 1949
100% 76% Road to Rio Catherine Vail (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pirates of Monterey Señorita de Sola (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spider Woman Strikes Back Miss Zenobia Dollard (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
88% 67% Anna and the King of Siam Sondergaard (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gypsy Wildcat Rhoda (Character) - 1944
78% 51% Christmas Holiday Mrs. Manette (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 72% Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman Adrea Spedding (Character) - 1944
40% 24% The Invisible Man's Revenge Irene (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 29% Monsoon Marge Willison (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler Anna Huber (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Appointment in Berlin Gretta Van Leyden (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 47% A Night to Remember Mrs. Devoe (Character) - 1942
100% 74% 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 34% The Black Cat Abigail Doone (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 72% The Blue Bird Tylette (Character) - 1940
100% 82% The Letter Mrs. Hammond (Character) - 1940
91% 79% The Mark of Zorro Inez Quintero (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 53% Juarez Empress Eugenie (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 83% Never Say Die Juno Marko (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 70% The Cat and the Canary Miss Lu (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 43% Lord Jeff Doris Clandon (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dramatic School Madame Therese Charlot (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 56% Seventh Heaven Nana (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 0% Maid of Salem Martha (Character) - 1937
82% 73% The Life of Emile Zola Lucie Dreyfus (Character) - 1937
20% 51% 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 No Score Yet Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1970

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