How tall was George Sanders

George Sanders Height

6ft 2 ½ (189.2 cm)

English Actor best remembered for roles in films such as Rebecca, All About Eve, Foreign Correspondent, Journey to Italy, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Witness to Murder, A Shot in the Dark, Samson and Delilah, and Village of the Damned. In the biography "An Exhausted Life", brother is quoted as saying George grew to be a couple of inches taller than himself, author describing Sanders as "Six foot three and 200lbs".
There isn't a decent hotel in America. The beds are all too short; after all, I'm 6-feet-2. And the bathrooms are worse. There isn't a bathtub in American big enough for me.

George Sanders Allan Warren

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Average Guess (15 Votes)
6ft 2.67in (189.7cm)
Arch Stanton said on 14/Mar/23
I think Rob made a good call with this actually, at 17 minutes in Village of the Damned Sanders looks a good inch shorter than 6'3.25 Michael Gwynn. No chance of 6 ft 3 if that's what he was. Anybody still thinking Sanders was 6'2.75-6'3 see that film. Sanders was about 54 when they made that film, maybe old enough to have a lost a little.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Dec/22
In Never Say Goodbye Sanders does actually look this with Rock Hudson, maybe 6'2.75 is possible.
Sinclair said on 7/Sep/22
Is 6ft 2.75 possible, Rob?
Sinclair said on 16/Aug/20
Sanders’ peak height may have been somewhere between 6’2.5” and 6’3”. I’d vote 6’2.75”, I think he looked taller than 6’2.5” Joel McCrea and Sanders towered over Peter Sellers. In Rebecca, Sanders could pass for the full 6’3”, but by the time of A Shot In the Dark, I thought Sanders was more 6’2” than 6’3”.
Tall Sam said on 19/Jul/20
Yeah I'm surprised to see him listed under 6'3" even if he was quoted as saying 6'2" once. I was pretty convinced he looked 6'3", in something like Rebecca he looked quite towering.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jul/20
Sanders was definitely taller than Joel McCrea who I think Rob once even had at 6'2.75 and downgraded to 6'2.5! At least Rob didn't take him too literally and go with 6'2 flat!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jul/20
I think 6ft3 is still a possibility for this guy and like Cooper and Aherne was told to say 6ft2 when asked his height. Randolph Scott I’m begininnng to believe was another guy
Arch Stanton said on 1/Nov/18
6 ft 3 during that period though was considered a ghastly height in Hollywood. Gary Cooper even said "never admit to being 6'3". It's possible Sanders claimed 6'2 for a reason.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Nov/18
6'2.5 is always possible, but I must admit I always thought of Sanders and Peck as 6'3 guys. Unlike Heston who I always think of as 6'2 range.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Oct/18
Sanders was definitely taller than Joel McCrea in Foreign Correspondent. The downgrade makes no sense, he always looked a full 6'3 to me.
Rich Paul said on 4/Oct/18
I’m watching an old movie where Sanders has a scene with Alan Napier. Sanders appears at least four inches shorter. The feature is Action in Arabia. These old movies are so much better at entertaining than the crap made today. They had terrific character actors, good scripts, expert direction and were well photographed.
Neelasish Sen Roy said on 4/Sep/18
Rob, he was solid 6'3" at his peak not 6'2.5"
Tall Sam said on 22/Mar/18
I think Sanders is standing a little loosely in that shot.
Gonzalo said on 21/Mar/18
Next to Karl Malden. Looks shorter than 1`91. More around 1`88-89

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Mar/18
Rob, how tall do you think his brother Tom Conway was?

He's listed on the web at 6ft1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Sep/17
Looked every bit of this
Arch Stanton said on 17/Sep/17
Looked 191 with John Wayne in Allegheny Uprising, barely shorter.
DC said on 19/Nov/15
George is also well known and still remembered for playing the Saint in his prime. He towered over most of the cast in those films...
Steve said on 13/Oct/15
Hurd Hatfield was about 5'10". I base that on several films he appeared in. He looked five inches shorter than Sanders in long shots. He was also visibly shorter than Peter Lawford.
Yoyo said on 9/Oct/15
Rob, what would your guess be for Hurd Hatfield's height? He's usually listed at 6'. I think he looked 182cm next to Sanders in The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jan/15
Oddly looks shorter in Samson and Delilah though!
Sam said on 26/Nov/14
Yeah, a proper 6'3" guy for sure.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Nov/14
@Richard Sanders was about as good an example of a proper 6'3" as you can get from that period. Granger could look 6'3" but somebody said he wore lifts on occasions which he was probably wearing in scenes with Sanders to not look shorter.
richard crouchback said on 8/Nov/14
Looked the same as Stewart Grainger (6'2") in 1951.
Arch Stanton said on 16/May/14
Solid 6'3" yup, about 2 cm on Joel McCrea in Foreign Correspondent. He was a wee bit shorter Knowitall.
Arch Stanton said on 19/Oct/13
@Baz He could look a strong 6'3" at times certainly. I think he was a text book case of a legit 6'3" guy anyway.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Aug/13
Looks 6'3" in every film I've seen him in. Way taller than Gary Merrill in All About Eve.
Sam said on 16/Jul/13
Does An Exhausted Life state 6'3" or 6'3.5" as user Baz claims?
Knowitall said on 3/Jul/13
Sanders was the same height as six foot three Joel McCrea in Foreign Correspondent.
Baz said on 1/Jul/13
His biography, An Exhausted Life, has him as six foot three and a half inches. He always looked taller than most of his male co-stars in most of his films.
Arch Stanton said on 31/May/13
He looked a genuine 6'3" next to Laurence Olivier in Rebecca too.
Arch Stanton said on 17/May/13
Watching A Shot in the Dark right now and I guessed him at 6 ft 3. Looks really tall compared to Peter Sellers who does look 5ft 8 rather than 5 ft 7 in the film.
Mr.V said on 15/Feb/11
Here's a clip of "Man Hunt" where George appears next to 6'2.5 listed Walter Pidgeon .

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The two are in front of each other from 7.50 to the end of the video . Sanders looks a good inch taller than Pidgeon to me . I'd say it is more likely than George was 6'3.5 rather than 6'2.5 . He was also pretty much the same height as John Wayne in "Allegheny Uprising" .
Mr. Kaplan said on 6/Feb/11
Same height as Joel McCrea in "Foreign Correspondent". They were either 6'2.5" or 6'3".
Shadow2 said on 25/Dec/10
George was consistently 1.5" to 2" taller than Stewart Granger in an early 1950's movie they appeared in. Granger was close to 6'1.5", and used lifts to be 6'3" in certain movies. George was easily a min 6'3", and looked it in all his work.
Ivan 6'2.25 said on 26/Jun/09
Correct, he might be between 6'1.25 and 6'1.5 in "A Shot In The Dark" comparing to 5'8.5 Peter Sellers.
Lionel said on 11/Mar/09
had 4.5 inches taller than Peter Sellers in the Inspector so 187 cms in his early 60s.
adam said on 26/Nov/08
Was Wayne really 1,5 inches taller?
Anonymous said on 11/Nov/08
he had 2 inches taller than Robert Taylor.
Ivan 6'2.25 said on 7/Nov/08
He was nearly had John Wayne height by 1.5 inch so he might be very close to 6'3.
adam said on 27/Oct/08
That`s ok. I`ve seen that. He was as tall as John Wayne in Allegheny Surprising, wasn`t he? He also looked about a foot taller than Peter Lorre who was about 5-3. So I`d say he was minimum 6-3 peak.
Ivan 6'2.25 said on 21/Oct/08
Adam i found pictures but I don't know how to add it.
Anonymous said on 18/Oct/08
He had no more than 2 inches taller to nearly 6 ft Robert Taylor,as he confirmed, in Ivanhoe so at least 6'2 is the most accurate at this time .
Ivan 6'2.25 said on 17/Oct/08
He was 6'2.5 at peak.
adam said on 12/Oct/08
In that film he looked clearly shorter than the other male star, no idea what`s his name, let alone how tall he is. But he looked tall in that film. At least 6-2.
Ivan 6 2 .25 said on 25/Jul/08
I found any photos of Hitch and Sanders but in the part that he had a phone called then after he walk near Hitch and I remember that he got nearly a head taller than him.
adam said on 18/Jun/08
Ivan, could you put here the photo with Sanders and Hitch?
Ivan 6'2.25 said on 2/Jun/08
Yes 6 feet in bad posture,however I remember in Rebecca that 5'10 Lawrence Olivier top hair was in his eyebrow level so that mean between 6'2 and 6'3
By the way he is one of my favorites British actors alongside Lawrence Olivier,
and the 30s movie is Allegheny Uprising and he is slightely shorter than the Duke.
adam said on 29/May/08
So he was 6 feet even? Rubbish..

I`d like to see that old movie where he is starring with John Wayne. It`s made in the 30s. Cant remember the name.. Maybe that would give some good comparison.

Anyway, very towering man.
Ivan 6'2.25 said on 23/May/08
Mostly closer to 6'3,I saw Rebecca a couples of weeks and I remember that he was 6 inches than 5'6 Alfred hitchcock.
Ivan 6'2.25 said on 23/May/08
Mostly closer to 6'3
adam said on 9/Apr/08
Closer to 6-4 actually...
King said on 2/Aug/07
great actor! appeared very tall in Rebecca.

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