Gale Sondergaard

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Birthday
15, 1899
Birthplace
Litchfield, MN
Death Date
Dec 14, 1985 (86)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
15, 1899
Birthplace
Litchfield, MN
Death Date
Dec 14, 1985 (86)

About

She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her roles as sly, manipulative characters.

Before Fame

He debut film appearance was in the 1936 drama, Anthony Adverse, which won her an Oscar Award.

Trivia

As one of the Hollywood Ten who defied McCarthy's House Un-American Activities Commission, she was blacklisted by Hollywood. Her film career ended in the early 1950s.

Family Life

She was born Edith Holm Sondergaard, in Litchfield, Minnesota. Her parents were of Danish descent.

Associated With

She auditioned for the part of the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz, but withdrew after the producers decided to make the witch ugly. The part eventually went to Margaret Hamilton.

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