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The Reader’s Notebook: Basil Rathbone

Jun 13, 2017

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June 13, 2017 -- Philip St. John Basil Rathbone 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.