Philip St. John Basil Rathbone
|Born||Jun 13, 1892|
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Died||Jul 21, 1967|
New York City, NY
|Age||Died at 75|
|Final Resting PlaceFerncliff Cemetery|
|Known for||Suave cold-hearted villains, morally ambiguous characters; Sherlock Holmes|
|Top Roles||Sir Guy of Gisbourne, Count Sigurd 'Sig' von Aschenhausen, Richard, Count Ferdinand Anteoni, King Louis XI|
|Top Genres||Drama, Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller/Suspense, Film Adaptation|
|Top Topics||Book-Based, Detectives, England|
|Top Collaborators||Roy William Neill (Director), Hal B. Wallis (Producer), Rowland V. Lee (Director), Jack L. Warner (Producer)|
|Shares birthday with||Ben Johnson, Lois Weber, Jean Adair see more..|
Basil Rathbone Overview:
Legendary character actor, Basil Rathbone, was born Philip St. John Basil Rathbone on Jun 13, 1892 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rathbone appeared in over 120 film and TV roles. His best known films include David Copperfield, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Captain Blood, Tower of London, The Mark of Zorro, Anna Karenina and The Hound of the Baskervilles (the first of 14 film appearances as master detective, Sherlock Holmes). Rathbone died at the age of 75 on Jul 21, 1967 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, Westchester County, NY.
Already a veteran stage actor in both London and on Broadway, Basil Rathbone made his film debut in 1921 in the silent film The Fruitful Vine. He went on to appear in over 120 film and TV roles, frequently portraying suave, cold-hearted villains. Some of his most memorable roles were as Murdstone in David Copperfield, Levasseur in Captain Blood, Sir Guy of Gisbourne in The Adventures of Robin Hood, and as Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles and 13 other films.(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Rathbone was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1936||Best Supporting Actor||Romeo and Juliet (1936)||Tybalt||Nominated|
|1938||Best Supporting Actor||If I Were King (1938)||Louis XI||Nominated|
He was honored with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Radio, Motion Pictures and Television.
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Basil Rathbone Quotes:
Sherlock Holmes: I shall write a monograph someday on the noxious habit of accumulating useless trivia.
Sherlock Holmes: [sitting down gingerly to remove his make-up] Oh, I'm as stiff as a varnished eel!
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