DEAD: Basil Rathbone

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Basil Rathbone (aged 75)
British actor

Philip St. John Basil Rathbone MC (13 June 1892 – 21 July 1967) was a South African-born English actor. He rose to prominence in the United Kingdom as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in more than 70 films, primarily costume dramas, swashbucklers and, occasionally, horror films.

DEATH: Rathbone died suddenly of a heart attack in New York City on 21 July 1967 at the age of 75. His body was interred in a crypt in the Shrine of MemoriesMausoleum at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York.

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