George Sanders, Best Supporting Actor 1950: MovieMonday.com

ALL ABOUT EVE

(Drama - NR)

George Sanders won his Supporting Oscar for playing the cynical critic.


George Sanders (1906 - 72)
British actor who was known for playing many suave parts. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia of english parents and commited sucide in Barcelona, Spain in 1972 because 'because I am bored' with the world. George Sanders was married to two of the Gabor sisters, Zsa Zsa Gabor (1949 - 1957) and then Magda Gabor (1970 - 1970). Sanders was married to actress Benita Hume from 1959 until her death in 1967. After working in business for several years, George Sanders made the career move to acting in the early thirties. His first starring opportunity came when he took over from Louis Hayward the characterization of Simon Templar, a modern Robin Hood nicknamed "The Saint," in a handful of extremely popular RKO B thrillers, beginning with "the Saint Strikes back. RKO then wenet on to give him the lead role as "The Falcon", and similar series of thrillers. Actor Tom Conway was his brother and the two starred together in several movies, such as "The Falcon's Brother"(1942) whereas afterwards George Sanders took over sander's role as the falcon. While his role as Addison DeWitt in "All About Eve" was the one that he was born to play, his most enduring role may turn out to be playing the voice of the evil tiger, Shere Khan in Disney's " The Jungle Book" in 1967.
His other films include:

LLOYDS OF LONDON
LANCER SPY
THE LADY ESCAPES
ALLEGHENY UPRISING
CONFESSIONS OF A NAZI SPY
GREEN HELL
REBECCA
FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT
THE SAINT
SON OF FURY
THE MOON AND SIXPENCE
PARIS AFTER DARK
THIS LAND IS MINE
ACTION IN ARABIA
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
SCANDAL IN PARIS
THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR
FOREVER AMBER
LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN
THE LIGHT TOUCH
ASSIGNMENT PARIS
WITNESS TO MURDER
THAT CERTAIN FEELING
NEVER SAY GOODBYE
DEATH OF A SCOUNDREL
SOLOMON AND SHEBA
THE LAST VOYAGE
A SHOT IN THE DARK
MOLL FLANDERS
THE KREMLIN LETTER