Basil Rathbone (1892–1967)

Actor | Soundtrack | Miscellaneous Crew

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  • Basil Rathbone and Mae Murray in The Masked Bride (1925)
  • Basil Rathbone and Orangey in The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
  • Basil Rathbone, Ruth Chatterton, and Ralph Forbes in The Lady of Scandal (1930)
  • Basil Rathbone in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
  • Basil Rathbone and Ida Lupino in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
  • Basil Rathbone and Ida Lupino in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

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Did You Know

Trivia

To this day, Basil Rathbone is viewed as the definitive Sherlock Holmes.


Quotes

When you become the character you portray, it's the end of your career as an actor.


Trademark

Best known for playing suave villains in period swashbuckler films, such as The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) and Captain Blood (1935).


Nickname

Ratters


Star Sign

Gemini

Personal Details

Born

Philip St. John Basil Rathbone

Johannesburg, South Africa

Died

(age 75)
New York City, New York, USA


Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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