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Sir Basil Rathbone
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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When you become the character you portray, it's the end of your career as an actor.
Although earlier in his career he had quit playing Sherlock Holmes out of disgust at what he thought was typecasting, later in life he began appearing as Holmes on television and in several movies, and even wrote (along with his wife), a play about Holmes, in which he played the character on stage. That this represented a change of heart seems unlikely though, as until his death he expressed ...
Roles in horror films, particularly those made by Universal Studios)