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George Henry Sanders (3 July 1906 – 25 April 1972) was an English film and television actor, singer-songwriter, music composer, and author. His career as an actor spanned more than 40 years. His upper-class English accent and bass voice often led him to be cast as sophisticated but villainous characters. He is perhaps best known as Jack Favell in Rebecca (1940), Addison DeWitt in All About Eve (1950), King Richard the Lionheart in King Richard and the Crusaders (1954), the voice of the malevolent man-hating tiger Shere Khan in Disney's The Jungle Book (1967), and as Simon Templar, "The Saint", in five films made in the 1930s and 1940s.

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  • Born: George Henry Sanders 3 July 1906 Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
  • Died: 25 April 1972 (aged 65) Castelldefels, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Cause of death: Suicide
  • Education: Bedales School, Brighton College
  • Alma mater: Manchester Technical College
  • Occupation: Actor, author, singer-songwriter, music composer
  • Years active: 1929–1972
  • Spouse(s): Susan Larson (m.1940–1949; divorced) Zsa Zsa Gabor (m.1949–1954; divorced) Benita Hume (m.1959–1967; her death) Magda Gabor (m.1970–1971; divorced)
  • Partner(s): Lorraine Chanel (1968–1972; his death)
  • Family: Tom Conway (brother)

Read more about George Sanders at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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