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I Once Met... George Sanders - Nicholas Hordern

Regulars | By Nicholas Hordern

Sweet music man: Sanders

Nicholas Hordern was plied with stiff whiskies by George Sanders' wife, Benita, Ronald Colman’s widow, and her daughter, Juliet Colman

In 1961, I was 27. Newly arrived in Lausanne, I had opened a British advertising agency’s Swiss branch. I knew no one, but had an introduction to George Sanders via a jazz-piano coach. Chemin de Montolivet 27 overlooked Lake Geneva and the snow-clad Alps. I took the lift that the actor had built to the penthouse. He was at the grand piano in a ‘smoking’, playing Till There Was You. ...

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