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Film Presents Complete Story of the Greatest Female Figure Skater of All Time


November 8, 2007, Harrington Park, NJ... Janson Media today announced the release to worldwide DVD/video markets of SONJA HENIE: QUEEN OF THE ICE, a documentary film retelling the story of the figure skating legend, Sonja Henie. A fascinating study into the skating world’s first superstar, the film, rich in vintage footage (including Henie’s home movies), gives insight into Henie’s life, her love of the Hollywood lifestyle, and her ambitious personality.More...

Long before Peggy Fleming and Dorothy Hamill, there was Sonja Henie - perhaps the greatest female figure skater of all time. The daughter of a fur wholesaler, Sonja Henie received her first pair of ice skates when she was six. Eight years later, she was the Norwegian Skating Champion. At 15, she would win the gold medal in Skating at the 1928 Olympics, thus becoming the youngest Olympic skating champion -- a record that stood for 70 years. A ten-time World Champion Women’s Figure Skater, she was the first skater to parlay athletic success into a lucrative career. In 1936 she turned professional and began touring with her own ice show, and soon after caught the attention of Hollywood. She signed with 20th Century Fox and played an ice skater in One in a Million (1936). The film was a great success, and she was now a movie star.

In the mid-40s her movie career tapered off, but she continued skating until her retirement in 1960. An astute businesswoman, Sonja was one of the ten wealthiest women in the world when she died of leukemia in 1969. Sonja was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1976 and the International Women’s Sport Hall of Fame in 1982.

SONJA HENIE: QUEEN OF THE ICE (1 x 53’) is narrated by Academy-award winning film star Cliff Robertson, and the DVD includes the French version, “Patineuse De Legende,” as well as photo gallery. It is now available to DVD/video markets worldwide exclusively through Janson Media.

Total Content: 1 x 112’
MSRP: $24.95
Catalog # 20351
ISBN# 1-56839-295-8
UPC# 6-4603203519-3
Pre-book Date: November 12, 2007
Street Date: November 26, 2007


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