Sonja Henie facts for kids
Sonja Henie at the 1936 Olympics
|Full name||Sonja Henie|
8 April 1912|
|Died||12 October 1969
during a flight from Paris to Oslo (leukemia)
|Height||1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)|
|Former partner||Jack Dunn
|Former coach||Howard Nicholson|
|Skating club||Oslo SK|
She was a three-time Olympic Champion (1928, 1932, 1936) in Ladies' Singles, a ten-time World Champion (1927–1936) and a six-time European Champion (1931–1936). In 1936 she became a professional skater. Later she decided to become a movie star. At the height of her acting career she was one of the highest paid stars in Hollywood.
Henie was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in the mid-1960s. She died of the disease at age 57 in 1969 during a flight from Paris to Oslo. Generally regarded as one of the greatest figure skaters in history, she is buried with Onstad in Oslo on the hilltop overlooking the Henie Onstad Art Centre.
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Sonja Henie appeared on the cover of Time magazine on July 17, 1939.
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