Shop by the Stars aisle featuring Sonja Henie (1912-1969) vintage movie cards, still photos, ephemera, and other collectibles. Norwegian-born figure skating sensation turned film star on skates in the mid-1930s. A multiple-time European and World Champion figure skater beginning 1927, Henie also won three Olympic Gold Medals for figure skating, Ladies Single competition, in 1928, 1932, and 1936. Afterwards, Darryl F. Zanuck made her one of the highest-paid film stars of the period, and Henie soon made her screen debut in One in a Million (1936). Other popular Henie starring vehicles of the period include Thin Ice (1937) and Second Fiddle (1939), both opposite Tyrone Power, and Sun Valley Serenade (1941). Her final film was The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948). Henie died of leukemia while flying from Paris to Oslo to seek treatment in 1969.
Birthday: April 8