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Lina Basquette (1907–1994)

Journalist Adela Rogers St. Johns once dubbed Lina Basquette "The Screen Tragedy Girl." In retrospect, Lina's private life bore a similar description. While six of her eight marriages ended up "I Don'ts" (she was widowed twice), she would also have to contend with a flurry of legal confrontations, stormy affairs and suicide attempts. Once she gave... See full bio »

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The Godless Girl
The Godless Girl Judy Craig - The Girl
The Hard Hombre
The Hard Hombre Senora Martini
The Younger Generation
The Younger Generation Birdie Goldfish
A Romany Rose
A Romany Rose Rozeska


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 1991 Paradise Park
 1943 A Night for Crime
Mona Harrison
 1942 Who Calls (Short)
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer
 1938 Rose of the Rio Grande
 1937 Ebb Tide
Attwater's Servant
 1937 Souls at Sea
Brunette in Saloon (uncredited)
 1936 The Final Hour
 1934 The Chump (Short)
 1932 The Phantom Express
 1932 The Midnight Lady
Mona Sebastian
 1932 Arm of the Law
Zelma Shaw - a Dancer
 1931 Mounted Fury
Nanette LeStrange
 1931/I Trapped (Short)
Girl Reporter
 1931 Morals for Women
 1931 The Hard Hombre
Senora Martini
 1931 Pleasure
 1931 Goldie
 1930 The Dude Wrangler
Helen Dane
 1929 Come Across
Mary Houston
 1929 The Godless Girl
Judy Craig - The Girl
 1929 The Younger Generation
Birdie Goldfish
 1928 Show Folks
Rita Carey
 1928 Celebrity
 1928 Wheel of Chance
Ada Berkowitz
 1928 The Noose
 1927 Serenade
The Dancer
 1927 Ranger of the North
Felice MacLean
 1922 Penrod (uncredited)
 1919 The Weaker Vessel
 1917 Little Mariana's Triumph (Short)
Mariana (as Lena Baskette)
 1917 A Prince for a Day (Short)
Rose Marie - the Flower Girl / Prince Paul (as Lena Basquette)
 1917 A Romany Rose (Short)
Rozeska (as Lena Basquette)
 1917 A Dream of Egypt (Short)
Dorothy (as Lena Basquette)
 1917 The Star Witness (Short)
Lolo - Annie' (as Lena Baskette)
 1917 The Gates of Doom
Agatha as a child
 1917 His Wife's Relatives (Short)
Kid Sister (as Lena Baskette)
 1917 Polly Put the Kettle On
Nellie Vance
 1916 The Caravan (Short)
Saia (as Lena Basquette)
 1916 The Human Cactus (Short)
One of the Children (as Lena Basquette)
 1916 Shoes
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1916 The Grip of Crime (Short)
Santa Marro (as Lena Basquette)
 1916 Brother Jim (Short)
Margie Marsh (as Lena Basquette)
 1916 The Dance of Love (Short) (as Lena Basquette)
 1916 The Dumb Girl of Portici
Child (uncredited)
Show Show Self (5 credits)

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Other Works:

(autobiography) Lina Basquette. _Lina: DeMille's Godless Girl._ Edgewater, FL: Denlingers Publishers Ltd., 1990. ISBN 0877140820

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Alternate Names:

Lena Baskette | Lena Basquette | Little Lena

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Personal Quote:

So many get reformed through religion. I got reformed through dogs.


She attempted suicide in 1930, following a custody battle with the brothers of her late husband, Sam Warner. In the litigation she lost custody of her daughter, Lita, to the Warner family. Lena did not see her daughter again for more than 30 years.

The actress obtained $40,000 from a life insurance policy, a car, and $85 a week from one of Warner's trust funds. See more »

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