Image of George Sanders

George Sanders

1906-07-03 Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire [now Russia]

Image of George Sanders


George Henry Sanders (3 July 1906 – 25 April 1972) was a British film and television actor, singer-songwriter, music composer, and author. His career as an actor spanned over forty years. His heavy upper-class English accent and smooth bass voice often led him to be cast as sophisticated but villainous characters. He is perhaps best known as Jack Favell in Rebecca (1940), Scott ffolliott in Foreign Correspondent (1940, a rare heroic part), The Saran of Gaza in Samson and Delilah (1949), the most popular film of the year, Addison DeWitt in All About Eve (1950, for which he won an Oscar), Sir Brian De Bois-Guilbert in Ivanhoe (1952), King Richard the Lionheart in King Richard and the Crusaders (1954), Mr. Freeze in a two-parter episode of Batman (1966), the voice of the malevolent man-hating tiger Shere Khan in Disney's The Jungle Book (1967), the suave crimefighter The Falcon during the 1940s (a role eventually bequeathed to his elder brother, Tom Conway), and Simon Templar, The Saint, in five films made in the 1930s and 1940s.


Footsteps on the Ceiling Addison DeWitt (archive footage) 2013-01-01
Ingrid Bergman Remembered Self (archive footage) 1996-04-06
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend Self (from All About Eve [1950]) (archive footage) 1986-04-19
Psychomania Shadwell 1973-01-05
Endless Night Andrew Lippincott 1972-10-05
Doomwatch The Admiral 1972-03-01
The Kremlin Letter Warlock 1970-02-01
Appuntamento col disonore General Downes 1970-08-06
The Candy Man Sidney Carter 1969-02-01
Die sieben Männer der Sumuru Sir Masius 1969-03-14
The Body Stealers Gen. Armstrong 1969-03-21
The Best House in London Sir Francis Leybourne 1969-01-01
Laura Waldo Lydecker 1968-01-24
Caccia ai violenti Captain Walter Phillips 1968-04-14
The Jungle Book Shere Khan the Tiger (voice) 1967-10-18
Good Times Mordicus 1967-04-11
Warning Shot Calvin York 1967-01-18
The Quiller Memorandum Gibbs 1966-11-10
Einer spielt falsch Professor Schlieben 1966-06-02
The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders The Banker 1965-05-26
L'intrigo Raymond Fontaine 1964-02-05
F.B.I. operazione Baalbeck Principe Makowski 1964-06-29
A Shot in the Dark Benjamin Ballon 1964-06-23
Az aranyfej 1964-08-22
Il mondo di notte numero 3 Narrator 1963-11-15
Cairo The Major 1963-07-17
The Cracksman Guv'nor 1963-01-01
Operation Snatch Maj. Hobson 1962-03-01
In Search of the Castaways Thomas Ayerton 1962-12-01
Le Rendez-vous Kellermann 1961-11-10
The Rebel Sir Charles Broward 1961-03-07
Five Golden Hours Mr. Bing 1961-02-01
The Last Voyage Capitaine Robert Adams 1960-02-19
Bluebeard's 10 Honeymoons Henri Landru 1960-04-02
A Touch of Larceny Sir Charles Holland 1960-02-04
Cone of Silence Sir Arnold Hobbes 1960-05-09
Village of the Damned Gordon Zellaby 1960-06-16
That Kind of Woman A.L. 1959-09-11
Solomon and Sheba Adonijah 1959-12-18
From the Earth to the Moon Stuyvesant Nicholl 1958-11-26
The Whole Truth Carliss 1958-09-01
The Seventh Sin Tim Waddington 1957-06-28
Never Say Goodbye Victor 1956-03-10
Death of a Scoundrel Clementi Sabourin 1956-10-31
That Certain Feeling Larry Larkin 1956-06-04
While the City Sleeps Mark Loving 1956-04-19
Moonfleet Lord James Ashwood 1955-06-24
The King's Thief King Charles II 1955-08-05
Jupiter's Darling Fabius Maximus 1955-02-18
The Scarlet Coat Dr. Jonathan Odell 1955-07-29
Laura Waldo Lydecker 1955-10-19
Viaggio in Italia Alexander 'Alex' Joyce 1954-09-07
Witness to Murder Albert Richter 1954-04-15
King Richard and the Crusaders King Richard I 1954-08-07
Call Me Madam Cosmo Constantine 1953-03-25
Kort möte med familjen Rossellini Self 1953-09-24
Assignment: Paris Nicholas Strang 1952-09-04
Ivanhoe De Bois-Guilbert 1952-07-31
I Can Get It for You Wholesale J F Noble 1951-04-05
The Light Touch Felix Guignol 1951-12-06
All About Eve Addison DeWitt 1950-11-09
Black Jack Mike Alexander 1950-11-20
Samson and Delilah The Saran of Gaza 1949-12-21
The Fan Lord Robert Darlington 1949-04-01
Forever Amber King Charles II 1947-10-10
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Miles Fairley 1947-05-25
Lured Robert Fleming 1947-08-28
The Private Affairs of Bel Ami Georges Duroy 1947-04-25
The Strange Woman John Evered 1946-10-25
A Scandal in Paris Eugéne François Vidocq 1946-07-19
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry Harry Melville Quincey 1945-08-17
Hangover Square Dr. Allan Middleton 1945-02-07
The Picture of Dorian Gray Lord Henry Wotton 1945-03-03
Action in Arabia Michael Gordon 1944-02-18
Summer Storm Fedja Michailovitch Petroff 1944-07-14
The Lodger Inspector John Warwick 1944-01-19
This Land Is Mine George Lambert 1943-05-07
Quiet Please, Murder Jim Fleg 1943-03-19
They Came to Blow Up America Carl Steelman / Ernst Reiter 1943-05-07
Paris After Dark Dr. Andre Marbel 1943-10-15
Appointment in Berlin Keith Wilson 1943-07-15
The Falcon's Brother Gaylord "Gay" Lawrence 1942-10-02
A Date with the Falcon Gay Lawrence / The Falcon 1942-01-16
The Falcon Takes Over Gay Lawrence 1942-05-29
The Black Swan Captain Billy Leech 1942-12-04
Tales of Manhattan Williams 1942-08-05
Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake Sir Arthur Blake 1942-01-29
Her Cardboard Lover Tony Barling 1942-07-16
The Moon and Sixpence Charles Strickland 1942-10-27
Rage in Heaven Ward Andrews 1941-03-07
The Gay Falcon Gay Laurence / The Falcon 1941-10-24
Man Hunt Major Quive-Smith 1941-06-13
The Saint In Palm Springs Simon Templar 1941-01-24
Sundown Major A.L. Coombes 1941-10-31
The Son of Monte Cristo Gurko Lanen 1940-12-05
The House of the Seven Gables Jaffrey Pyncheon 1940-04-12
Bitter Sweet Baron Von Tranisch 1940-11-08
Rebecca Jack Favell 1940-03-23
The Saint's Double Trouble Simon Templar 1940-01-26
Green Hell Forrester 1940-01-26
The Saint Takes Over Simon Templar 1940-06-07
Foreign Correspondent Scott ffolliott 1940-08-16
The Outsider Anton Ragatzy 1939-01-30
So This Is London Dr. de Reseke 1939-03-01
Nurse Edith Cavell Capt. Heinrichs 1939-08-31
The Saint Strikes Back Simon Templar 1939-03-08
The Saint in London Simon Templar 1939-06-30
Mr. Moto's Last Warning Eric Norvel 1939-01-20
Confessions of a Nazi Spy Franz Schlager 1939-05-06
Allegheny Uprising Captain Swanson 1939-11-10
International Settlement Del Forbes 1938-02-04
Four Men and a Prayer Wyatt Leigh 1938-04-29
The Lady Escapes Rene Blanchard 1937-07-22
Slave Ship Lefty 1937-06-16
Love Is News Count Andre de Guyon 1937-02-26
Lancer Spy Baron Kurt von Rohback / Lt. Michael Bruce 1937-10-08
Lloyd's of London Everett Stacy 1936-11-25
Things to Come Celestial Body (uncredited) 1936-03-31
Dishonour Bright Lisle 1936-09-21
The Man Who Could Work Miracles Indifference - a God 1936-07-23
Love, Life and Laughter Singer in Public Bar 1934-03-01