Ask AP: Sonja Henie

Celebrity Q&A
on February 17, 2011

What can you tell me about figure skater Sonja Henie?
—Norma Flowers, Independence, Mo.

The Norwegian ice queen won three Olympic championships between 1928 and 1936, and 10 world titles. She came to America in 1936 to make movies that featured her skating prowess, and their success made her one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. Among her film credits are Thin Ice, Happy Landing, Sun Valley Serenade and Wintertime. Henie died of leukemia in 1969 at the age of 57.

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