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Basil Rathbone

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from the trailer for the film Tovarich (1937)

Source: Wikipedia

Philip St. John Basil Rathbone, MC (13 June 1892 – 21 July 1967) was a South African-born English actor. He rose to prominence in the UK as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in over 70 films, primarily costume dramas, swashbucklers and, occasionally, horror films.

Fact file

  • Born: Philip St. John Basil Rathbone 13 June 1892 Johannesburg, South African Republic
  • Died: 21 July 1967 (aged 75) New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1911–67
  • Spouse(s): Marion Foreman (1914–1926) (divorced) Ouida Bergère (1926–1967) (his death)
  • Children: Cynthia Rathbone (1939–1969) John Rodion (1915–1996)

Read more about Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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