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Basil Rathbone

Born: 1892 AD
Died: 1967 AD

English (South African-born) movie actor


1892 – Born – June 13th- Johannesburg, South Africa


1939-1946 – He played the character of Sherlock Holmes


starred in movies "David Copperfield" 1935 (as Mr. Murdstone), "Anna Karenina" 1935 (as Alexei Karenin), "Romeo and Juliet" 1936 (as Tybalt), "The Hound of the Baskervilles" 1939 (as Sherlock Holmes


1st of sixteen Sherlock Holmes movies), "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" 1939 (as Sherlock Holmes)


1962 – In and Out of Character (Doubleday, autobiography)