Richard Basehart Overview:

Actor, Richard Basehart, was born John Richard Basehart on Aug 31, 1914 in Zanesville, OH. Basehart died at the age of 70 on Sep 17, 1984 in Los Angeles, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Tension (1949): Caught Between The Good and The Bad Girl

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 30, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Barry Sullivan has an absolute field day as a homicide cop, Lt. Collier Bonnabel, with very calculated methods of getting to the root of every crime. Whether it comes by pushing, cajoling, romancing, tricking, flattering — he’ll do whatever is necessary. What matters to him is to keep st... Read full article


in He Walked By Night (1948) – Noir’s most impenetrable psychopath

By Carol Martinheira on Nov 10, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

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John Mills, Jane Greer, and : It's Triple Feature Time at the Cafe!

By Rick29 on Aug 29, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Jim--haunted by memories of the tragedy. The October Man (1947). A bus accident on a dark, rainy night leaves Jim Ackland (John Mills) with a skull fracture--and the tragic memory of a friend's young daughter who died while under his care. After spending a year in a hospital, Jim emerges a fragile ... Read full article


TV Tuesday: Joan Fontaine, and The Love Boat

By KC on Mar 16, 2010 From Classic Movies

Look at this--Joan Fontaine and on a 1981 episode of the Love Boat! I need to make a master list of all the classic movie star appearances on this show. I know there were a ton of them.... Read full article


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Richard Basehart Quotes:

Maximilian Robespierre: There's a man in Strasbourg who isn't afraid of anything. A man named Duval.
Fouché: Duval?
Maximilian Robespierre: You know him?
Fouché: No, but I know his record. Five hundred executions in a single month. That's almost as good as yours, Max.
Maximilian Robespierre: I've sent for Duval. He arrives at the Blue Goose Inn tonight. You go there and bring him to the bakery. I'll meet him there.
Fouché: How will I know him?
Maximilian Robespierre: As one snake to another. You'll smell each other out.


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Ishmael: [voiceover] Call me Ishmael.


Robert Cosick: Everybody lies to me!


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Richard Basehart Facts
Basehart's last work as an actor was doing the voice-over for the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. The day after finishing the recording he suffered the first of a series of fatal strokes.

Was understandably distraught when his second wife (Italian actress Valentina Cortese) left him and moved back to Italy with their young son. Close friend Warren Stevens, concerned for Basehart's well-being, got him an apartment adjoining his own. For months Basehart had a standing phone call in to Italy, but Valentina never answered it. When Basehart finally filed for divorce Stevens was on hand to serve as his witness.

On asking Federico Fellini as to why Fellini wanted him for the role of the Fool in La Strada (1954), Fellini answered: "Because if you did what you did in Fourteen Hours (1951), you can do anything.".

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