George Sanders was a Russian-born English film actor who voiced Shere Khan in The Jungle Book and played the villainous gun salesman from In Search of the Castaways, Thomas Ayerton. He got the role through Walt Disney himself as he was a good friend of Walt's and after Walt saw him in the drawings of Shere Khan by animator Ken Anderson. Sanders is the brother of actor Tom Conway who supplied narration in Peter Pan and voiced both the Collie and the quizmaster in One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Sanders was famous for playing roles in movies such as Call Me Madam (1953), and The Scarlet Coat (1955), Mr. Freeze in the TV series Batman (1966-1968). Sanders was often called an aristocratic cad because he was a Russian aristocrat.
- He was the brother-in-law of actress/socialite Eva Gabor.
- Sanders was also considered for the the role as Barnaby in Babes in Toyland (along with several other actors).
- He was considered the role as George Banks and Mr. Dawes Sr. in Mary Poppins, along with several actors that were considered, but the roles were later given to David Tomlinson and Dick Van Dyke, respectively.
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