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Lina Basquette

Lina Basquette (born Lena Copeland Baskette), was an American actress. She is noted for her 75-year career in entertainment, which began during the silent film era. Talented as a dancer, she was paid as a girl for performing and gained her first film contract at age nine. In her acting career, Basquette may have been best known for her role as Judith in The Godless Girl. The film was based on the life of Queen Silver, known as a 20th-century child prodigy, and feminist and socialist activist. Basquette also was noted for her several marriages, including her first, to the much older noted producer, Sam Warner, founder of Warner Bros. film studio. She had several marriages and a tumultuous personal life. When her film career declined, she returned for a period to dancing and stage performances. After she retired from the entertainment world, in 1947 Basquette moved to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where she became a noted breeder of Great Danes; her dogs won numerous professional show prizes. She wrote several books on dog breeding as well. Later living in West Virginia, she also served as a judge for the American Kennel Club, and wrote a column.

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Apr 19, 1907 In San Mateo, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Shoes 1916-06-26
Latest Project:
Movie Paradise Park 1996-01-01
Known For
Poster of The Buccaneer
Poster of Morals for Women
Poster of Goldie
Poster of Come Across
Movie Paradise Park Nada 1996-01-01
Movie A Night for Crime Mona Harrison 1943-02-18
Movie The Buccaneer Roxanne 1938-02-04
Movie Four Men and a Prayer Ah-Nee 1938-04-29
Movie Rose of the Rio Grande Anita 1938-03-15
Movie Souls at Sea Brunette in Saloon (uncredited) 1937-09-03
Movie Ebb Tide Attwater's Servant 1937-11-17
Movie The Final Hour Belle 1936-07-07
Movie The Arm of the Law Zelma Shaw, a Dancer 1932-04-19
Movie The Midnight Lady Mona Sebastian 1932-05-15
Movie The Phantom Express Betty 1932-08-15
Movie Goldie Constantina 1931-06-27
Movie Pleasure Helen 1931-09-01
Movie Morals for Women Claudia 1931-10-24
Movie Arizona Terror Katherine 'Kay' Moore 1931-09-13
Movie The Hard Hombre Senora Martini 1931-09-20
Movie The Godless Girl Judy Craig 1929-03-31
Movie The Younger Generation Birdie Goldfish 1929-03-04
Movie Come Across Mary 1929-06-30
Movie The Noose Dot 1928-01-29
Movie Celebrity Jane 1928-07-10
Movie Show Folks Rita Carey 1928-10-20
Movie Fashion News Self (1929) 1928-11-06
Movie Shoes Eva's Sister (uncredited) 1916-06-26