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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.
Tuesday, July 3, 1906, St. Petersburg, Russian Empire [now Russia]
Tuesday, April 25, 1972
1936 Things to ComeCelestial Body (uncredited) 1940 RebeccaJack Favell 1940 Foreign CorrespondentScott ffolliott 1944 The LodgerInspector John Warwick 1945 The Picture of Dorian GrayLord Henry Wotton 1947 The Ghost and Mrs. MuirMiles Fairley 1949 Samson and DelilahThe Saran of Gaza 1950 All About EveAddison DeWitt 1952 IvanhoeDe Bois-Guilbert 1954 Journey to ItalyAlexander 'Alex' Joyce 1959 Solomon and ShebaAdonijah 1960 Village of the DamnedGordon Zellaby 1962 In Search of the CastawaysThomas Ayerton 1964 A Shot in the DarkBenjamin Ballon 1967 The Jungle BookShere Khan (voice)Limited to the 15 most popular items