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Basil Rathbone

Basil Rathbone's biography

Philip St. John Basil Rathbone is 75 years old character actor born at Johannesburg, South Africa. Basil was born on Monday 13th of June 1892. He is often nicknamed as Basil Rathbone, Philip St. John Basil Rathbone. According to year of birth 1892 he belongs to Lost Generation. Birthday on 13th of June means Basil is Gemini. Gemini is a dual sign of Zodiac Belt. One born with this rising sign is very dual and creative in nature with lots of verbosity. They are the most expressive people as they love talking.

Basil is white british. He is anglican / episcopalian. Basil´s primary profession is to be character actor. You can know him also as stage actor, film actor. Basil is recently known as television actor.

Basil Rathbone's family

Basil Rathbone's ex spouse

Ouida Bergère

Basil Rathbone and Ouida Bergère have been together since 1926 for 41 years. She is known as actor. Basil´s ex spouse was born on Tuesday 14th of December 1886 in Madrid. His ex spouse died on Friday 29th of November 1974 in New York City. Ouida Bergère was 82 years old, when this happened.

Basil Rathbone's schools

We found 1 school He attended. Name of the school: Repton School.

Detailed informations about Basil´s schools

He studied high school - Repton School, Repton, Derby, England (1910).

Basil Rathbone's career

Basil´s main focus is to be character actor. Basil is famous thanks to Terror by Night.

Is Basil Rathbone gay ?

Basil is known to be bisexual.

How did Basil Rathbone die

Basil died on on Friday 21st of July 1967 when he was 75 years old at New York City. Basil Rathbones death was caused by heart attack. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Basil Rathbone's Awards

  • Won Broadway's 1948 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for his performance as Dr. Sloper in the original Broadway production of "The Heiress". The award was shared with Henry Fonda for "Mister Roberts" and Paul Kelly for "Command Decision".
  • Fought in the British Army during World War I and was awarded the Military Cross for bravery under fire.
  • He was awarded three Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: for Motion Pictures at 6549 Hollywood Blvd., for Radio at 6300 Hollywood Blvd. and for Television at 6915 Hollywood Blvd.

Basil Rathbone's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for work Romeo and Juliet in 1936
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

What Basil Rathbone has done for a first time

  • Nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar twice and lost both times to the same actor, Walter Brennan. The pair of them were the first actors to be nominated for Best Supporting Actor twice.
  • As the actor was leaving for France during the first world war, his parents were on hand to wave him off at the railway station.

Basil Rathbone's quotes

  • When you become the character you portray, it's the end of your career as an actor.
  • Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.
  • [on how he was awarded his Military Cross] All I did, old man, was disguise myself as a tree--that's correct, a tree--and cross no man's land to gather a bit of information from the German lines. I have not since been called upon to play a tree.
  • Sometimes I just crave to play in [William Shakespeare (I)] again and I know and love playing Orlando so much.
  • I was so badly typed that when I went back to New York I lost my own identity. On the street no one ever said 'Good morning, Basil,' or 'Good morning, Mr. Rathbone.' They said 'Good morning, Sherlock.'

Basil Rathbone's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Basil Rathbone looks. We will focus on his height, body shape, eye color and hair color. He is tall as 6' 1½" (187 cm). Body build is average. Basil´s eyes are tinted blue. Basil´s hair is shade of black.