Basil Rathbone

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Birthday
13, 1892
Death Date
Jul 21, 1967 (75)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
13, 1892
Death Date
Jul 21, 1967 (75)

About

British actor who gained fame for being the first person to play Sherlock Holmes in a Hollywood film. He also played Mr. Murdstone in David Copperfield and portrayed Sir Guy in The Adventures of Robin Hood.

Before Fame

While serving the army during World War I, he demonstrated a skill for disguise in various missions.

Trivia

Although his career began on the stage, he appeared in seventy films throughout his career.

Family Life

Twilight actor Jackson Rathbone is his third cousin, several times removed.

Associated With

Sherlock Holmes has also been played by Robert Downey Jr.