Basil Rathbone

Basil Rathbone
1892 - 1967

Basil Rathbone  British Actor

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Basil Rathbone passed away on 21st Jul 1967 aged 75.


Basil Rathbone was previously married to Ouida Bergère (1926 - 1967) and Marion Foreman (1914 - 1926).

He was in a relationship with Eva Le Gallienne.


British Actor Basil Rathbone passed away on 21st Jul 1967 New York City, New York, USA aged 75. Born Philip St. John Basil Rathbone on 13th June, 1892 in Johannesburg, South Africa and educated at Repton School, Repton, Derby, England (1910), Basil Rathbone is most remembered for Terror by Night in a career that spanned 1911–67 and 1911–67. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Basil Rathbone was in an on-screen matchup with Mae Murray in The Masked Bride (1925).

Basil Rathbone is a member of the following lists: English male Shakespearean actors, Death in New York City and Male Shakespearean actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 42 years, 3 months 27 years, 9 months 11 years, 3 months
Dating1 - - -
Total3 42 years, 3 months 18 years, 10 months 11 years, 3 months


First Name Basil
Last Name Rathbone
Full Name at Birth Philip St. John Basil Rathbone
Age 75 (age at death) years
Birthday 13th June, 1892
Birthplace Johannesburg, South Africa
Died 21st July, 1967
Place of Death New York City, New York, USA
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Height 6' 1½" (187 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
High School Repton School, Repton, Derby, England (1910)
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Terror by Night
Year(s) Active 1911–67, 1911–67
Father Edgar Philip Rathbone
Mother Anna Barbara née George
Brother John Rathbone
Sister Beatrice Rathbone
Family Member Cynthia Rathbone (adopted daughter)
Friend Claude Rains, Ronald Colman, Cedric Hardwicke, Herbert Marshall, Nigel Bruce, Vincent Price

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

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Basil Rathbone75 GeminiActor
Ouida Bergère14 SagittariusWriter
Marion Foreman-Actress
Eva Le Gallienne92 CapricornActress


CynthiaFemale193977 years old


Autopsia de un fantasma1968Canuto PérezMovie
Hillbillys in a Haunted House1967GregorMovie
Queen of Blood1966Dr. FarradayMovie
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini1966Reginald RipperMovie
Summer Fun1966GovernorTV Show
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet1965Prof. Hartman, Lunar 7Movie
Dr. Rock and Mr. Roll1965Movie
Suspense1964TV Show
The Comedy of Terrors1963Mr. John F. BlackMovie
Burke's Law1963Milo JamesTV Show
Tales of Terror1962Carmichael (segment "The Case of M. Valdemar")Movie
Pontius Pilate1962CaiaphasMovie
The Magic Sword1962LodacMovie
Two Before Zero1962NarratorMovie
Dr. Kildare1961Frederick ForayTV Show
The Black Cat1961Voices (voice)Short Film
Mystic Prophecies and Nostradamus1961NarratorMovie
The Last Hurrah1958Norman Cass, Sr.Movie
Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens1958Ebenezer ScroogeTV Show
The DuPont Show of the Month1957EmperorTV Show
The Black Sleep1956Sir Joel CadmanMovie
The Court Jester1955Sir RavenhurstMovie
We're No Angels1955Andre TrochardMovie
Science Fiction Theatre1955Dr. Victor BerensonTV Show
Screen Directors Playhouse1955Paul ChartersTV Show
Star Tonight1955NarratorTV Show
The Alcoa Hour1955Ebenezer ScroogeTV Show
The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater1955RobertTV Show
Svengali and the Blonde1955SvengaliMovie
Casanova's Big Night1954Lucio, NarratorMovie
Shower of Stars1954Marley's GhostTV Show
Love Story1954TV Show
The United States Steel Hour1953DukeTV Show
The Motorola Television Hour1953DukeTV Show
The Philip Morris Playhouse1953TV Show
Season's Greetings1953TV Movie
The Christophers1952TV Show
Broadway Television Theatre1952Benvenuto CelliniTV Show
Encounter1952Captain Edward Fairfax VereTV Show
Schlitz Playhouse1951The Jewel ThiefTV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951Hugh Rubicoff, British ArtistTV Show
Danger1950TV Show
Lux Video Theatre1950Ambrose Wallington, Sir Paul Maxim, FramptonTV Show
The Colgate Comedy Hour1950Count DurandTV Show
Nash Airflyte Theatre1950TV Show
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad1949Narrating the Story of Mr. ToadMovie
The Wind in the Willows1949Narrator (voice)Short Film
Suspense1949Dr. JekyllTV Show
Studio One in Hollywood1948Hazelton CraneTV Show
The Buick-Berle Show1948Sherlock HolmesTV Show
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre1948TV Show
The Ford Theatre Hour1948Mr. BrinkTV Show
Kraft Theatre1947General ZombackTV Show
Dressed to Kill1946Sherlock HolmesMovie
Heartbeat1946Professor AristideMovie
Terror by Night1946Sherlock HolmesMovie
Lights Out1946GregoryTV Show
Pursuit to Algiers1945Sherlock HolmesMovie
The House of Fear1945Sherlock HolmesMovie
The Woman in Green1945HolmesMovie
Bathing Beauty1944George AdamsMovie
Frenchman's Creek1944Lord RockinghamMovie
The Pearl of Death1944Sherlock HolmesMovie
The Scarlet Claw1944Sherlock HolmesMovie
The Spider Woman1944Sherlock HolmesMovie
Above Suspicion1943Sig von AschenhausenMovie
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon1943Sherlock HolmesMovie
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death1943Sherlock HolmesMovie
Sherlock Holmes in Washington1943Sherlock HolmesMovie
Crazy House1943Sherlock HolmesMovie
Crossroads1942Henri SarrouMovie
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror1942Sherlock HolmesMovie
Fingers at the Window1942Dr. H. SantelleMovie
The Black Cat1941Montague HartleyMovie
International Lady1941Reggie OliverMovie
Paris Calling1941Andre BenoitMovie
The Mad Doctor1941Dr. George Sebastian, Dr. Frederick LangamannMovie
Rhythm on the River1940Oliver CourtneyMovie
The Mark of Zorro1940Captain Esteban PasqualeMovie
Son of Frankenstein1939Baron Wolf von FrankensteinMovie
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes1939Sherlock HolmesMovie
The Hound of the Baskervilles1939Sherlock HolmesMovie
The Sun Never Sets1939Clive RandolphMovie
Tower of London1939Richard - Duke of GloucesterMovie
Rio1939Paul ReynardMovie
If I Were King1938King Louis XIMovie
The Adventures of Marco Polo1938AhmedMovie
The Adventures of Robin Hood1938Sir Guy of GisbourneMovie
The Dawn Patrol1938Major BrandMovie
Breakdowns of 19381938Basil (The Adventures of Robin Hood wardrobe test) (uncredited)Short Film
A Night of Terror1937Gerald LovellMovie
Tovarich1937Commissar Dimitri GorotchenkoMovie
Confession1937Michael MichailowMovie
Make a Wish1937Johnny SeldenMovie
Private Number1936WroxtonMovie
Romeo and Juliet1936Tybalt - Nephew to Lady CapuletMovie
The Garden of Allah1936Count Ferdinand AnteoniMovie
A Tale of Two Cities1935Marquis St. EvrémondeMovie
Anna Karenina1935KareninMovie
Captain Blood1935LevasseurMovie
The Last Days of Pompeii1935Pontius PilateMovie
David Copperfield1935Mr. MurdstoneMovie
A Feather in Her Hat1935Captain Randolph CourtneyMovie
Kind Lady1935Henry AbbottMovie
Loyalties1933Ferdinand de LevisMovie
One Precious Year1933Derek NagelMovie
A Woman Commands1932Capt. Alex PastitschMovie
After the Ball1932Jack HarrowbyMovie
Sin Takes a Holiday1930Reggie DurantMovie
The Bishop Murder Case1930Philo VanceMovie
A Notorious Affair1930Paul GherardiMovie
The Flirting Widow1930Colonel SmithMovie
The Lady of Scandal1930EdwardMovie
A Lady Surrenders1930Carl VandryMovie
This Mad World1930Paul ParisotMovie
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney1929Lord Arthur DillingMovie
The Great Deception1926RizzioMovie
The Masked Bride1925AntoineMovie
Trouping with Ellen1924Tony WinterslipMovie
The Loves of Mary, Queen of Scots1923Undetermined Subordinate Role (uncredited)Movie
The School for Scandal1923Joseph SurfaceMovie
Innocent1921Amadis de JocelynMovie
The Fruitful Vine1921Don Cesare CarelliMovie
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vlad1369Jan 6, 2010

the ONLY Sherlock Holmes...robert downy who????

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