George Sanders

George Sanders

Birth
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
Death 25 Apr 1972 (aged 65)
Castelldefels, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Specifically: Ashes scattered in the English Channel
Memorial ID 6924295 · View Source
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Actor. He will be remembered for appearing in 123 films between 1934 and 1972. These films include, his United States film debut in 1936, "Lloyds Of London" and in 1950, "All About Eve,” for which he was an Oscar recipient for best supporting actor in his role as the villainous drama critic. Among his television appearances are, "Mission Impossible" from 1966 to 1973, "Batman" in 1968, "Daniel Boone" from 1964 to 1970, "The Rogues" from 1964 to 1965, "The Man From U.N.C.L.E. ,” from 1964 to 1968, “Voyages To The The Bottom Of The Sea" from 1964 to 1968, and "Screen Directors Playhouse" from 1955 to 1957. In 1957 he hosted a TV series, “The George Sanders Mystery Theater.” With an upper-class British accent, his baritone to brass voice performed for an album, “The George Sanders Touch: Songs for the Lovely Lady,” which was released in 1958. Two mystery novels were published using his name, yet were actually written by two female ghostwriters: “Crime on my Hands” in 1944 and “Stranger at Home” in 1946. His autobiography, “Memoirs of a Professional Cad,” was published with much success in 1960. His death was officially a suicide since he left behind three gentlemanly written suicide notes, which read: "Dear World, I am leaving because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool. Good luck." At the time of his death, he had been suffering physical and mental health problems. He was married four times. With in months, his third wife, his brother actor Tom Conway, and mother all died in 1967. After divorcing second wife Zsa Zsa Gabor, he married her older sister and his fourth wife Magda on December 3, 1970, which was annulled after only 32 days. He was diagnosed with dementia after falling on the set of a show during filming; it was suggested that he actually had a stroke. At the time of his death, he had been drinking alcohol heavily for many months. His last performance, which was released in 1973, was “Psychomania” or “The Death Wheeler,” a British horror film. Born in Russia to British parents Henry and Margaret Sanders, his family escaped Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution leaving most of their wealth there, yet the parents were able to provide private education and college for their two sons and a daughter, Margaret. He held several positions including traveling to South America before attempting acting in England in 1936. He has two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for Motion Pictures at 1636 Vine Street and the other for TV at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 13 Nov 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6924295
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Sanders (3 Jul 1906–25 Apr 1972), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6924295, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, who reports a Ashes scattered in the English Channel.