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Basil Rathbone Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

BASIL RATHBONE
Born: June 13, 1892 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: July 21, 1967 in New York City, New York
Biography | show moreshow less
British actor Basil Rathbone (1892-1967), who appeared on Broadway 23 times and won the 1948 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play (The Heiress), is also known for his film work in period costume dramas. He was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for playing Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (1936) and King Louis XVI in If I Were King (1938). He also appeared as Murdstone in David Copperfield (1934), Evremonde in Tale of Two Cities (1935), Pontius Pilate in The Last Days of Pompeii (1936), Karenin in Anna Karenina (1936) and Guy of Gisbourne in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). In 1939, Rathbone was cast as Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles, the first of 14 screen appearances as Conan Doyle's master detective. He also played Holmes on radio from 1939-1946.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1968 Autopsia de un fantasma (Performer), 1966 Summer Fun (Performer), 1963 The Comedy of Terrors (Performer), 1962 Tales of Terror (Performer), 1961 Victoria Regina (Performer), 1961 The Black Cat (Performer), 1961 Mystic Prophecies and Nostradamus (Performer), 1949-1950 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (Performer), 1949 The Wind in the Willows (Performer), 1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (Performer), 1944 Bathing Beauty (Performer), 1943 Crazy House (Performer), 1943 Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (Performer), 1942 Crossroads (Performer), 1942 Fingers at the Window (Performer), 1939 Tower of London (Performer), 1939 The Sun Never Sets (Performer), 1938 If I Were King (Performer), 1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo (Performer), 1937 Make a Wish (Performer), 1937 A Night of Terror (Performer), 1936 Private Number (Performer), 1935 Kind Lady (Performer), 1926 The Great Deception (Performer), 1986 The Rose King (Other), 1965 The Celebrity Game (in person), 1959 Time to Remember (in person), 1958 Make Me Laugh (in person), 1954 The Name's the Same (in person), 1952 Your Lucky Clue (in person), 1940 Screen Snapshots Series 19, No 10 (in person), 1945 Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 4: Hollywood Celebrations (in person), 1998 Universal Horror (Other), 1997 Un siècle d'écrivains (Other), 1966 The Son of Frankenstein (Other), 1954-1956 Shower of Stars (Performer), 1986 The Great Mouse Detective (Other), 1976 That's Hollywood (Other), 1964 Suspense (Performer), 1962 The Magic Sword (Performer), 1962 Pontius Pilate (Performer), 1960 The Christophers (Performer), 1958 Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens (Performer), 1956-1957 Kraft Theatre (Performer), 1957 The Lark (Performer), 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (Performer), 1955 The Court Jester (Performer), 1955 Star Tonight (Performer), 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (Performer), 1953 The Motorola Television Hour (Performer), 1951-1953 Suspense (Performer), 1946 Heartbeat (Performer), 1945 Pursuit to Algiers (Performer), 1944 Frenchman's Creek (Performer), 1944 The Pearl of Death (Performer), 1941 International Lady (Performer), 1941 The Black Cat (Performer), 1941 The Mad Doctor (Performer), 1939 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Performer), 1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood (Performer), 1936 The Garden of Allah (Performer), 1935 Captain Blood (Performer), 1935 A Tale of Two Cities (Performer), 1933 Loyalties (Performer), 1933 One Precious Year (Performer), 1930 A Lady Surrenders (Performer), 1930 The Flirting Widow (Performer), 1930 A Notorious Affair (Performer), 1930 The Bishop Murder Case (Performer), 1923/II The School for Scandal (Performer), 1921 The Fruitful Vine (Performer), 1963-1965 The Merv Griffin Show (in person), 1958 The Betty White Show (in person), 1957 Person to Person (in person), 1951 Penthouse Party (in person), 1951 What's My Line (in person), 1950 Ford Star Revue (in person), 1942 Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 6 (in person), 2011 Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn (Other), 1962 Hollywood Hist-o-Rama (Other), 2013 Ninja the Mission Force (Other), 1942 Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (Performer), 1940 Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 5: Art and Artists (in person), 1957-1960 The Arthur Murray Party (in person), 1995 Biography (Other), 2010 The Naked Archaeologist (Other), 1966 The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (Performer), 1966 Queen of Blood (Performer), 1965 Dr. Kildare (Performer), 1965 Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (Performer), 1965 Burke's Law (Performer), 1958 The Last Hurrah (Performer), 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (Performer), 1957 The United States Steel Hour (Performer), 1956 The Alcoa Hour (Performer), 1956 The Black Sleep (Performer), 1955 We're No Angels (Performer), 1954 Love Story (Performer), 1954 The Philip Morris Playhouse (Performer), 1953 Season's Greetings (Performer), 1953 Danger (Performer), 1953 Broadway Television Theatre (Performer), 1951-1953 Lux Video Theatre (Performer), 1951 Lights Out (Performer), 1950 Nash Airflyte Theatre (Performer), 1945 The Woman in Green (Performer), 1944 The Scarlet Claw (Performer), 1944 The Spider Woman (Performer), 1943 Above Suspicion (Performer), 1943 Sherlock Holmes in Washington (Performer), 1941 Paris Calling (Performer), 1940 The Mark of Zorro (Performer), 1940 Rhythm on the River (Performer), 1939 Son of Frankenstein (Performer), 1938 The Dawn Patrol (Performer), 1937 Tovarich (Performer), 1937 Confession (Performer), 1935 The Last Days of Pompeii (Performer), 1930 The Lady of Scandal (Performer), 1925 The Masked Bride (Performer), 1924 Trouping with Ellen (Performer), 1921 Innocent (Performer), 1951 The Frank Sinatra Show (in person), 1950 Vienna Art Treasures (in person), 1939 Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 10 (in person), 1938 For Auld Lang Syne (in person), 1938 Breakdowns of 1938 (in person), 1997 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (Other), 1991 Frankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook (Other), 2005 Captain Blood: A Swashbuckler Is Born (Other), 2010 Time to Remember (Other), 1964 Hollywood and the Stars (Other), 1961 Here's Hollywood (in person), 1967 Hillbillys in a Haunted House (Performer), 1967 Soldier in Love (Performer), 1962 Two Before Zero (Performer), 1956-1960 The Red Skelton Hour (Performer), 1958 Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates (Performer), 1955 The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (Performer), 1955 Encounter (Performer), 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (Performer), 1954 Studio One in Hollywood (Performer), 1954 Casanova's Big Night (Performer), 1951 The Colgate Comedy Hour (Performer), 1949 The Ford Theatre Hour (Performer), 1946 Dressed to Kill (Performer), 1946 Terror by Night (Performer), 1945 The House of Fear (Performer), 1942 Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (Performer), 1939 Rio (Performer), 1939 The Hound of the Baskervilles (Performer), 1936 Romeo and Juliet (Performer), 1935 A Feather in Her Hat (Performer), 1935 Anna Karenina (Performer), 1935 David Copperfield (Performer), 1932 After the Ball (Performer), 1932 A Woman Commands (Performer), 1930 Sin Takes a Holiday (Performer), 1930 This Mad World (Performer), 1929 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (Performer), 1923 The Loves of Mary, Queen of Scots (Performer), 1955 Captain Lightfoot (Other), 1958 The Arlene Francis Show (in person), 1956 The Amazing Dunninger (in person), 1952-1956 I've Got a Secret (in person), 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (in person), 1951 The Jack Benny Program (in person), 1950 Showtime, U.S.A. (in person), 1950 Your Show of Shows (in person), 1950 Inside U.S.A. with Chevrolet (in person), 1950 The Ken Murray Show (in person), 1948 Tonight on Broadway (in person), 2005 Baker Street Babylon: The Bizarre Afterlife of Sherlock Holmes (Other), 2005 The Adventures of Errol Flynn (Other), 1985 The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (Other), 1971 The Jarvis Collection: Scotland Yard (Other), 2010 A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (Other), 1987 Reginald LeBorg - Man nannte mich den Alleskönner (Other), 1979 The Horror Show (Other), 1994 It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein (Other), 1939 Land of Liberty (Other), 1954 The Milton Berle Show (Performer), 1949-1952 The Milton Berle Show (in person), 1974 Madhouse (Other), 1964 Tri plyus dva (Other), 1955 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (Other)
Theater Credits | show moreshow less
J.B. - Performer (December 11, 1958 - October 24, 1959), Hide and Seek - Performer (April 2, 1957 - April 6, 1957), Sherlock Holmes - Performer (October 30, 1953 - October 31, 1953), Jane - Performer (March 1, 1952 - April 26, 1952), The Gioconda Smile - Performer (October 7, 1950 - November 11, 1950), Julius Caesar - Performer (June 20, 1950 - July 15, 1950), The Heiress - Performer (March 8, 1950 - March 19, 1950), The Heiress - Performer (September 29, 1947 - September 18, 1948), Obsession - Performer (October 1, 1946 - October 26, 1946), Romeo and Juliet - Performer (December 20, 1934 - March 1935), The Devil Passes - Performer (January 4, 1932 - March 1932), Melo - Performer (April 16, 1931 - June 1931), Heat Wave - Performer (March 17, 1931 - March 1931), A Kiss of Importance - Performer (December 1, 1930 - December 1930), Judas - Performer (January 24, 1929 - March 1929), The Command to Love - Performer (September 20, 1927 - April 1928), Julius Caesar - Performer (June 6, 1927 - June 1927), Love Is Like That - Performer (April 18, 1927 - May 1927), The Captive - Performer (September 29, 1926 - March 1927), Port O' London - Performer (March 9, 1926 - March 1926), The Grand Duchess and the Waiter - Performer (October 13, 1925 - November 1925), The Assumption of Hannele - Performer (March 15, 1924 - March 1924), The Swan - Performer (October 23, 1923 - June 1924), The Czarina - Performer (January 31, 1922 - May 1922)

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