Basil Rathbone (1892–1967)

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Photos

  • Basil Rathbone and Lionel Atwill in Son of Frankenstein (1939)
  • Basil Rathbone, William Austin, and Dorothy Mackaill in The Flirting Widow (1930)
  • Basil Rathbone in The Flirting Widow (1930)
  • Basil Rathbone and Dorothy Mackaill in The Flirting Widow (1930)
  • Basil Rathbone, Dorothy Mackaill, and Wilfred Noy in The Flirting Widow (1930)
  • Basil Rathbone and Dorothy Mackaill in The Flirting Widow (1930)

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Did You Know

Trivia

Reacted with annoyance when asked to sign an autograph in the name of Sherlock Holmes.


Quotes

Sometimes I just crave to play in [William Shakespeare (I)] again and I know and love playing Orlando so much.


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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