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Basil Rathbone
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    (June 13, 1892-July 21, 1967)
    Birth name is Philip St. John Basil Rathbone
    Famous for portraying Sherlock Holmes in 14 films and hundreds of radio broadcasts
    Appeared in 'A Tale of Two Cities (1935),' 'Captain Blood (1935),' 'Romeo and Juliet (1936),' 'The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938),' 'Son of Frankenstein (1939),' 'The Mark of Zorro (1940),' 'Dressed to Kill (1946)' and 'The Court Jester (1956)'
    Won a Tony Award for the Broadway production of 'The Heiress (1947)'
    He went by his middle name.
    He was divorced.
    He wrote an autobiography.
    He became typecast as Sherlock Holmes.
    He began to dislike his Holmes character and quit it for fears it would ruin his career.
    He served as a second lieutenant in the British army during World War I.
    His younger brother, John, also served and died in the war.
    He adopted a daughter.
    He was one of the silver screen's master sword fighters.
    He was known to throw some of the best parties in Hollywood.
    To many, he is the definitive Sherlock Holmes.

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