Lina Basquette

Lina Basquette

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  • Birthday: Apr 19, 1907
  • Birthplace: San Mateo, California, USA
  • American actress and dancer Lina Basquette began performing as a child when she was featured as a ballerina in the 1915 San Francisco World's Fair. This led her to appear in a series of short films, Lena Basquette Featurettes for Universal pictures. This in turn led to her playing juvenile leads in feature films. As a teen, she abandoned films in favor of dancing and by 1923, the 16-year-old Basquette had become the leading dancer for the Ziegfeld Follies. In 1925, she married Sam Warner, one of the patriarches of Warner Brothers. The following year, Basquette returned to the screen, but this time under the name Lina Basquette. In 1927 Warner died, and she was embroiled in an enormous court battle with the rest of the Warners over her husband's estate and the custody of their child. Later she went on to marry five more times. As an actress, she is best remembered for playing the lead in Cecil B. De Mille's The Godless Girl (1929). During the 1930s, she occasionally played minor parts in films. A favorite actress of German dictator Adolph Hitler, she was invited over to Germany to meet him. She retired in the early '40s, but again made headlines in 1943 after she was raped by a GI. The soldier was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his crime. Basquette spent the last few years of her life living in Pennsylvania and breeding show-quality Great Danes.

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No Score Yet Phantom Express Betty 2032
No Score Yet Heroes of the Heart Actor 1996
No Score Yet A Night for Crime Mona 1943
No Score Yet Four Men and a Prayer AhNee 1938
No Score Yet The Buccaneer Roxanne 1938
No Score Yet Ebb Tide Attwater's Servant 1937
No Score Yet Souls at Sea Brunette in Saloon 1937
No Score Yet Pleasure Actor 1932
No Score Yet Hello Trouble Actor 1932
No Score Yet Morals for Women Claudia 1931
No Score Yet Arizona Terror Kay Moore 1931
No Score Yet Goldie Constantina 1931
No Score Yet Hard Hombre Isabel Martinez 1931
No Score Yet The Godless Girl Judy 1929
No Score Yet Show Folks Rita Carey 1928
No Score Yet The Noose Dot 1928
No Score Yet Penrod Actor 1922

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