|George Sanders Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2½ in|
|Date of Birth||July 3, 1906|
|Date of Death||April 25, 1972|
George Sanders was a British actor and singer who is mostly remembered for starring in classic films such as Rebecca (1940), All About Eve (1950), Foreign Correspondent (1940), Journey to Italy (1954), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), Witness to Murder (1954), A Shot in the Dark (1964), Samson and Delilah (1949), Village of the Damned (1960), etc.
George Henry Sanders
He was born on July 3, 1906.
On April 25, 1972, George died of cardiac arrest after consuming 5 bottles of the barbiturate Nembutal while staying in Castelldefels, Barcelona. He was 65 years old at that time.
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
- Father – Henry Sanders (Rope Manufacturer)
- Mother – Margaret Kolbe (Horticulturist)
- Siblings – Tom Conway (Older Brother) (Actor), Margaret Sanders (Younger Sister)
W & G Label
6 ft 2½ in or 189 cm
84 kg or 185 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
George Sanders had dated
- Tallulah Bankhead
- Dolores del Rio
- Lucille Ball – RUMOR
- Lorraine Chanel
- Susan Larson (1940-1949) – He tied the knot for the first time with Susan Larson. Their marriage lasted from October 27, 1940, until 1949.
- Claudia Dell (1947)
- Marilyn Monroe (1949)
- Doris Duke (1949)
- Hedy Lamarr (1949)
- Zsa Zsa Gabor (1949-1954) – The Moulin Rouge (1952) actress Zsa Zsa Gabor became his second wife from 1949 until their divorce in 1954.
- Nejla Ates (1954)
- Paula Raymond (1954)
- Debra Paget (1957)
- Benita Hume (1959-1967) – The Body Stealers (1969) star wed Benita Hume on February 10, 1959. The couple had stayed together until Benita’s death from bone cancer in 1967.
- Lorraine Chanel (1968-1972)
- Magda Gabor (1970-1971) – On December 4, 1970, he got married to Magda Gabor, who was the sister of his ex-wife Zsa Zsa Gabor. Their marriage did not last very long and ended in divorce in a mere 32 days.
Race / Ethnicity
He possibly had European Royal and Russian ancestry on his father’s side and was of German, 1/16th English, and remote Scottish descent on his mother’s side.
However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ by the time of his death.
- Deep, smooth voice
- Tall built
- Handsome looks
George Sanders Facts
- He had a reputation for not signing autographs as well as disliking doing interviews to promote his films.
- In 1937, Sanders had confided in fellow British actor David Niven that he would commit suicide in old age. His premonition came true as he ended his life in 1972 after suffering from dementia and depression during the last years of his life.
- The year 1967 was extremely difficult for him as he lost his mother Margaret Sanders, his then-wife Benita Hume, as well as his brother Tom Conway within a span of 12 months.
- His brother Tom changed his last name from Sanders to Conway in order to avoid getting confused with George. Interestingly, he picked his last name by simply dialing a random number that got him connected to Conway’s fish market.
- The 1972 song Celluloid Heroes by The Kinks makes a passing reference to him. The lyrics read as “If you covered him in the garbage, George Sanders would still have style”.
Featured Image by Allan Warren / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0
He was heavier than 82 kg. Possibly 84 kg (185 pounds)
Or maybe 187 pounds (85 kg)