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Basil Rathbone

Basil RathboneAKA Philip St. John Basil Rathbone

Born: 13-Jun-1892
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: 21-Jul-1967
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Played original Sherlock Holmes

Military service: British Army (1916-18)

Father: Edgar Philip Rathbone (mining engineer, perhaps British spy, d. 13-Jun-1924)
Mother: Anna Barbara (violinist, d. 1917)
Sister: Beatrice
Brother: John (d., World War II)
Wife: Marion Foreman (m. Oct-1914, div. 1926)
Wife: Ouida Bergere (m. 18-Apr-1926, d. 29-Nov-1974)
Son: Rodion Rathbone (actor, b. Jul-1915, by Foreman)
Daughter: Cynthia (adopted, to Bergere, b. 1939, d. 1969)

    High School: Repton School, Repton, Derby, England (1910)

    Endorsement of Liggett Group Chesterfield cigarettes
    Endorsement of Liggett Group Fatima cigarettes
    Obscenity performing the play The Captive with lesbian characters, New York City 1920s, charges dropped
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    The Great Mouse Detective (2-Jul-1986) [VOICE]
    Hillbillys in a Haunted House (May-1967)
    The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (6-Apr-1966)
    Queen of Blood (Mar-1966) · Dr. Farraday
    Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1-Aug-1965)
    The Comedy of Terrors (22-Jan-1964) · Mr. Black
    Tales of Terror (4-Jul-1962)
    The Magic Sword (26-Feb-1962) · Lodac
    Pontius Pilate (15-Feb-1962)
    The Last Hurrah (24-Oct-1958) · Norman Cass, Sr.
    The Black Sleep (Jun-1956) · Sir Joel Cadman
    The Court Jester (27-Jan-1956) · Sir Ravenhurst
    We're No Angels (7-Jul-1955) · Andre Trochard
    Casanova's Big Night (12-Apr-1954)
    The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (5-Oct-1949) [VOICE]
    Dressed to Kill (7-Jun-1946) · Sherlock Holmes
    Heartbeat (10-May-1946) · Prof. Aristide
    Terror by Night (1-Feb-1946) · Sherlock Holmes
    Pursuit to Algiers (26-Oct-1945)
    The Woman in Green (27-Jul-1945) · Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock Holmes and the House of Fear (16-Mar-1945)
    Frenchman's Creek (20-Sep-1944)
    The Pearl of Death (1-Aug-1944)
    Bathing Beauty (27-Jun-1944) · George Adams
    The Scarlet Claw (26-May-1944)
    Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman (21-Jan-1944) · Sherlock Holmes
    Crazy House (8-Oct-1943)
    Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (17-Sep-1943)
    Above Suspicion (6-Aug-1943) · Sig von Aschenhausen
    Sherlock Holmes in Washington (19-Apr-1943)
    Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (4-Jan-1943) · Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (18-Sep-1942) · Sherlock Holmes
    Crossroads (23-Jul-1942) · Henri Sarrou
    Fingers at the Window (22-Apr-1942) · Dr. H. Santelle
    Paris Calling (4-Dec-1941)
    International Lady (16-Oct-1941)
    The Black Cat (2-May-1941)
    The Mad Doctor (14-Feb-1941)
    The Mark of Zorro (1-Nov-1940) · Capt. Esteban Pasquale
    Rhythm on the River (28-Aug-1940)
    Tower of London (17-Nov-1939)
    Rio (29-Sep-1939)
    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1-Sep-1939)
    The Hound of the Baskervilles (31-Mar-1939)
    Son of Frankenstein (13-Jan-1939) · Baron Wolf von Frankenstein
    The Dawn Patrol (24-Dec-1938) · Maj. Brand
    If I Were King (11-Nov-1938)
    The Adventures of Robin Hood (14-May-1938) · Sir Guy of Gisbourne
    The Adventures of Marco Polo (7-Apr-1938)
    Tovarich (25-Dec-1937)
    Make a Wish (27-Aug-1937)
    Confession (19-Aug-1937) · Michael Michailow
    Love from a Stranger (18-Apr-1937)
    The Garden of Allah (15-Oct-1936) · Count Ferdinand Anteoni
    Romeo and Juliet (20-Aug-1936) · Tybalt
    Private Number (5-Jun-1936)
    A Tale of Two Cities (25-Dec-1935) · Marquis St. Evremonde
    Captain Blood (19-Dec-1935) · Levasseur
    Kind Lady (6-Dec-1935) · Henry Abbott
    A Feather in Her Hat (25-Oct-1935) · Capt. Courtney
    The Last Days of Pompeii (18-Oct-1935) · Pontius
    Anna Karenina (30-Aug-1935) · Karenin
    David Copperfield (8-Jan-1935) · Mr. Murdstone
    Sin Takes a Holiday (10-Nov-1930) · Durant
    The Lady of Scandal (24-May-1930) · Edward
    The Flirting Widow (11-May-1930) · Col. Smith
    A Notorious Affair (26-Apr-1930) · Paul Gherardi
    The Bishop Murder Case (3-Jan-1930) · Philo Vance
    The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (6-Jul-1929) · Lord Arthur Dilling

Author of books:
In and Out of Character (1962, Doubleday, autobiography)

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