How tall was George Sanders

George Sanders Height

6ft 3in (190.5 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".

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6ft 3in (190.5cm)
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!
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jan/15
Rob can you add a photo and films like 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.
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 28/Nov/14
He looked a solid 6ft 3in in the fine 1960 horror picture 'Village of the Damned'.
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.
King said on 2/Aug/07
great actor! appeared very tall in Rebecca.

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