Basil Ruysdael (1878–1960)


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Basil Ruysdael was born on July 24, 1878 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Basil Spaulding Millspaugh. He was an actor, known for Broken Arrow (1950), Colorado Territory (1949) and Pinky (1949). He was married to Kathleen Dobbyn, Rose Swettenham and Eleanor Mason Manierre. He died on October 10, 1960 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Come to the Stable
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Known For

Broken Arrow Gen. Oliver Howard
(1950)
Colorado Territory Dave Rickard
(1949)
Pinky Judge Walker
(1949)
Come to the Stable The Bishop
(1949)

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 1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians
Truck Driver (voice)
 1960 The Story of Ruth
Shammah
 1959 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Henry W. Dameron
- The Case of Paul Drake's Dilemma (1959) ... Henry W. Dameron
 1959 The Horse Soldiers
Commandant
 1959 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Senator McQueen
- Client: McQueen (1959) ... Senator McQueen
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Bishop Gardner
 1958 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Mr. Emery
- Betty Finds a Cause (1958) ... Mr. Emery
 1958 Official Detective (TV Series)
Joseph
- The Policeman's Gun (1958) ... Joseph
 1956 These Wilder Years
Judge
 1956 Jubal
Shem Hoktor
 1956 Diane
Chamberlain
 1955 Pearl of the South Pacific
Tuan Michael
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Prof. Samuel Carson
- Beyond (1955) ... Prof. Samuel Carson
 1955 Blackboard Jungle
Prof. A.R. Kraal
 1954-1955 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Andrew Jackson / General Jackson
- Davy Crockett Goes to Congress (1955) ... Andrew Jackson
- Davy Crockett: Indian Fighter (1954) ... General Jackson
 1955 The Violent Men
Tex Hinkleman
 1954 The Shanghai Story
Rev. Hollingsworth
 1954 Prince Valiant
Old Viking (uncredited)
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Wedding Day (1953)
 1952 Carrie
Mr. Fitzgerald
 1952 Boots Malone
Preacher Cole
 1951 People Will Talk
Dean Lyman Brockwell
 1951 Half Angel
Dr. Jackson
 1951 My Forbidden Past
Dean Cazzley
 1951 Raton Pass
Pierre Challon
 1951 The Scarf
Cyrus Barrington
 1950 Gambling House
Judge Ravinek
 1950 High Lonesome
'Horse' Davis - Ranch Owner
 1950 Broken Arrow
Gen. Oliver Howard
 1950 One Way Street
Father Moreno
 1949 The File on Thelma Jordon
Judge Jonathan David Hancock
 1949 Pinky
Judge Walker
 1949 The Doctor and the Girl
Dr. Francis I. Garard
 1949 Task Force
Admiral at Annapolis (uncredited)
 1949 Come to the Stable
The Bishop
 1949 Colorado Territory
Dave Rickard
 1939 Inside the Capitol (Short)
Commentator
 1938 Vitaphone Pictorial Revue (Series 2) #7 (Short)
Narrator - 1st and 3rd Segment
 1937 Roping 'em Alive! (Short)
Commentator
 1929 The Cocoanuts
Detective Hennessy
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Stage Play: The Cocoanuts. Musical comedy. Music by Irving Berlin. Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Book by George S. Kaufman. Additional text by Morrie Ryskind. Musical Director: Frank Tours. Music orchestrated by Frank Tours, Maurice De Packh, Stephen Jones and Louis Katzman. Scenic Design by Woodman Thompson. Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.... See more »

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Before becoming a busy character actor on stage, films, and radio, he was a star bass-baritone with the Metropolitan Opera Company between 1910 and 1918. Although his most frequent role was as the King in Verdi's "Aida", the majority of his roles were in the German repertory, particularly the operas of Richard Wagner. As a voice teacher and coach, his students included Lawrence Tibbett. See more »

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