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He had a villainous voice


George Sanders
George Sanders

George Sanders (July 3, 1906 - April 25, 1972).

George Henry Sanders was a British film and television actor, singer-songwriter, music composer, and author. His career as an actor spanned over 40 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 Addison DeWitt in All About Eve (1950) for which he won an Oscar. He played the role of the suave crimefighter Simon Templar, The Saint, in five films made in the 1930s and 1940s. He also voiced the part of the malevolent man-hating tiger Shere Khan in Disney's The Jungle Book (1967)


Donna Reed appears with him in the movie The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) and the thriller motion picture The Whole Truth (1958).