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Henie, Sonja

(sō`nyə hĕn`ē), 1912–69, Norwegian-American figure skater and movie actress, b. Oslo, Norway. She began ice skating at the age of eight and two years later won the first of six straight Norwegian figure-skating championships. She won the world's figure-skating crown ten consecutive years, the European title eight times in a row, and the Olympic figure-skating championship in 1928, 1932, and 1936. After her last Olympic win she moved permanently to the United States and turned professional. Her ice carnivals attracted millions. She starred in a number of motion pictures and wrote the autobiographical Wings on My Feet (1940).
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Henie, Sonja

(1912–69) ice skater, film actress; born in Oslo, Norway. Starting in 1927, she won seven European championships, ten world championships, and gold medals in the 1928, 1932, and 1936 Olympics; she is credited with introducing music and dance-based movements into free-skating and thus greatly broadening the public for what had been a previously technical event. She turned professional in 1936 and made her first Hollywood movie, One in a Million (1936). She began touring with her ice show in 1937, and went on to make a series of immensely popular movies such as Sun Valley Serenade (1941), light romantic musicals designed to show off her skating artistry. Her film career faded in the late 1940s but she continued with her touring until 1952. She had become an American citizen in 1941 but lived her final years in her native Norway.
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On that note, let me recall that in the late 1920s and 1930s, a Norwegian woman named Sonja Henie (1912-1969) was in a category of her own in figure skating, winning some ten world championships in a row, three Olympic gold medals, and six European championships.
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Cindy Stuart (Choreographer) -- Four-time Professional Skaters Association "Choreographer of the Year award" nominee and the 2014 Sonja Henie award nominee; collaborated with Olympic Gold Medalist Robin Cousins on multiple projects; choreographed for US Champion Gracie Gold, US Bronze Medalist Mirai Nagasu, World and Olympic Champions Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao and Olympic Champions Jamie Sale and David Pelletier; choreographer for several Disney On Ice productions, including Disney On Ice presents Frozen .
Choreographer Cindy Stuart is a four-time Professional Skaters Association "Choreographer of the Year award" nominee and the 2014 Sonja Henie award nominee.
SUN VALLEY SERENADE (1941) This corny musical with Norwegian skating sensation Sonja Henie made a star out of the Idaho resort.
A few are available on YouTube: 'Don't Believe in Monuments' ('Spomenicima ne treba verovati', 1958), 'Parade' ('Parada', 1962) and 'I Miss Sonia Henie' ('Nedostaje mi Sonja Henie', 1971).
The South Korean media also cried 'foul' over Kim's defeat, saying that she had been denied the chance to join Germany's Katarina Witt and Norway's Sonja Henie as the only women to win successive Olympic figure skating golds by partisan judging and an 'extra judge' in the form of Putin, the report added.
Kim is Thursday bidding to become just the third woman to perform the feat, and join Norway's Sonja Henie and Germany's Witt in the record books.