(1933-34) Stage: Appeared (as "Robert Browning") in "The Barretts of Wimpole Street", in London, England, and New York. Also on US tour.
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Sir Basil Rathbone
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[from a private letter written when he was serving in WWI] Out here we step over death every day. We stand next to it while we drink our tea. It's commonplace and ordinary. People who had lives and tried to hold on to them and didn't, and now slump and stare and melt slowly to nothing. You meet their eyes, or what used to be their eyes and you feel ashamed. And now Johnny is one of them. That's ...
The Sherlock Holmes-esque Basil of Baker Street in The Great Mouse Detective
(1986) is named after Rathbone who was perhaps best known for the many times he played Sherlock Holmes.
Deep voice and dramatic readings