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Richard Basehart

Amiral Harimann Nelson in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Photos Richard Basehart Birth name: John Richard Basehart
Birth date: 1914/08/31
Date of death : 1984/09/17 (70 years old)
Birth place : Zanesville, Ohio, USA
Height: 1.75 m

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Biography for Richard Basehart

Richard Basehart came to Hollywood in 1947 after starting his acting career in Broadway.

He started in the cinema in black films like "He Walked by Night" and notably filmed in "La Strada" by Fellini.

He participated in various TV series like "Columbo", "Gunsmoke" or "Joe Forrester" and shared the show with David Hedison in the series "Voyage to the bottom of the seas" by Irwin Allen.

Richard Basehart was an American actor who played in many films and television series during his long career. He was born on August 17, 1914 in Zanesville in Ohio, and died on September 17, 1984 in Los Angeles, California.

Basehart began his acting career in the 1940s, playing in theater productions in New York. He then made his cinema debut in 1945 in the film "The House On 92nd Street". His performance was noticed by criticism, and he was quickly propelled to the rank of Hollywood star.

During his career, Basehart played in a variety of genres, ranging from adventure films to science fiction films through dramatic films. He was particularly noticed for his performances in the films "Le Faucon Maltais" (1941) by John Huston, "Les chained" (1946) by Alfred Hitchcock, and "Twenty thousand leagues under the seas" (1954) by Richard Fleischer .

Basehart was also very active in television series, especially in the 1950s and 1960s. He played in series such as "the fourth dimension", "the invaders" and "travel to the bottom of the seas". In this last series, he played the role of Commander Lee Crane, a character who earned him international recognition.

In addition to his acting career, Basehart was also a film producer. He produced several films during his career, including "the fourth dimension" and "travels to the bottom of the seas".

Despite his success in the film industry, Basehart had difficult times in his personal life. He suffered from a serious depression in the mid -1960s, which disrupted his career. He died in 1984 at the age of 70 of a heart attack.

In summary, Richard Basehart was an American actor known for his performances in many films and television series during his long career. His career was successful, but he has also gone through difficult times, especially due to mental health problems.


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