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Richard Basehart

Birth name John Richard Basehart
Born August 31, 1914
Zanesville, Ohio
Died September 17, 1984
Los Angeles, California
Spouse(s) Stephanie Klein (1940-1950)
Valentina Cortese (1951-1960)
Diana Lotery (1962-1984)
BAFTA Awards
Nominated: Best Actor
1957 Time Limit

Richard Basehart (August 31, 1914 - September 17, 1984) was an American actor. He starred in the 1960s television science fiction drama Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, in the role of Admiral Harriman Nelson. Image File history File links This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Muskingum County Courthouse (Photo ©2004 Leslie K. Dellovade) Zanesville is a city in Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Valentina Cortese (born January 1, 1925) is an Italian actress. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role has been presented to its winners since 1952 and actors of all nationalities are eligible to receive the award. ... Time Limit is a platform arcade game released in 1983 by Chuo Co. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is the television series sequel to the 1961 film, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. ...


One of his most notable film roles was the acrobat known as "the Fool" in the acclaimed Italian film La Strada directed by Federico Fellini. He also appeared as the killer in the 1948 film noir classic He Walked by Night and as Ishmael in Moby Dick. He was once married to Italian Academy Award-nominated actress Valentina Cortese with whom he had one son before divorcing in 1960. La Strada is a 1954 Italian motion picture produced by Dino De Laurentiis and Carlo Ponti and directed by Federico Fellini. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Police plan of attack late in He Walked By Night He Walked by Night is a 1948 black-and-white film noir directed by Alfred L. Werker. ... Moby Dick is a 1956 adaptation of Herman Melvilles novel Moby-Dick. ... Valentina Cortese (born January 1, 1925) is an Italian actress. ...


In 1980, Basehart narrated the mini-series written by Peter Arnett called Vietnam: The Ten Thousand Day War that covered Vietnam and its battles from the Japanese surrender on September 2, 1945 to the final American embassy evacuation on April 30, 1975. He appeared in the pilot episode of the television series Knight Rider as millionaire Wilton Knight. He is the narrator at the beginning of the show's credits. Basehart had a notable fan in the character of Gypsy from the cult cable television program Mystery Science Theater 3000. He also appeared as Hanibal Applewood, an abusive school teacher in Little House on the Prairie in 1976. He also appeared in the "Dagger of the Mind" episode of Columbo with Honor Blackman. Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Peter Arnett (born November 13, 1934 in Riverton, New Zealand) is a New Zealand-American journalist. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... April 30 is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Knight Rider was a popular American television series that ran between September 26, 1982, and August 8, 1986. ... Gypsy Gypsy is one of the robot characters on the television series Mystery Science Theater 3000. ... Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, is an American cult television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. ... Little House On The Prairie was an American one-hour dramatic television program that aired on the NBC network from September 11, 1974 to March 21, 1983. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...


He died at age 70 following a series of strokes. One month before his death, Basehart was an announcer for the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Music sample: Olympic Fanfare and Theme ( file info) — composed by John Williams for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


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Richard Basehart - Actor (924 words)
A veteran of stage, screen, television and radio, Richard Basehart has long been considered by his colleagues to be an "actor's actor." The 5'9" strawberry blond was born John Richard Basehart in Zanesville, Ohio in 1914.
Having already tried his hand at acting at the tender age of 13, Basehart settled on the idea of a return to the stage, and thus, a magnificent career was born.
Richard Basehart made his screen debut in "Cry Wolf" with Errol Flynn and Barbara Stanwyck.
The Talented Richard Basehart (335 words)
SBAR continues the work that was so dear to Richard's heart...his love for animals.
I would like to thank the family, friends and fans of Richard Basehart for their help with this site.
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