Lina Basquette

Actor, Dancer, Dog breeder
A leading actress of silent days, mostly in lavish costume melodrama, Lina Basquette saw her popularity fade in the early sound period. She also enjoyed a successful career as a stage dancer and actress, appearing with ... Read more »
Born: 04/19/1907 in San Mateo, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (8)

Paradise Park 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Goldie 1930 (Movie)

Constantina (Actor)

The Noose 1927 (Movie)

Dot (Actor)

Ebb Tide (Movie)

Attwater's Servant (Actor)

Four Men and a Prayer (Movie)

AhNee (Actor)

Hello Trouble (Movie)

(Actor)

The Phantom Express (Movie)

(Actor)

The Younger Generation (Movie)

Birdie Goldfish (Actor)

Biography

A leading actress of silent days, mostly in lavish costume melodrama, Lina Basquette saw her popularity fade in the early sound period. She also enjoyed a successful career as a stage dancer and actress, appearing with the "Ziegfeld Follies" and co-starring with Al Jolson. Probably her most famous film was Cecil B. DeMille's typically lavish and lurid "The Godless Girl" (1929), a late silent with the star as a student revealing the joys of atheism to her classmates. After appearing in a number of Westerns, she retired from features in 1937 only to re-emerge after a nearly 50-year absence in "Paradise Park" (1991).

Relationships

Ernest Belcher

Step-Father

Marge Belcher

Step-Sister
survived her

Robert Belcher

Step-Brother
survived her

Teddy Hayes

Husband
divorced

Edward Hayes

Son
father, Teddy Hayes born 1934 survived her

Lita Heller

Daughter
born 1926 father, Sam Warner lost custody after her husband's death survived her

Sam Warner

Husband
married 1925 until his death in 1927 from a cerebral hemorrhage

Milestones

1991

Made one-shot return to features in "Paradise Park"

1937

Last major film role, "Ebb Tide"

1931

Returned to Broadway starring opposite Al Jolson in "The Wonder Bar"

1929

Cast in Cecil B DeMille's last silent, "The Godless Girl"

1915

Film acting debut in a series of silents, the "Lena Baskette Features"

By early 1920s, had become a featured dancer on Broadway in the "Ziegfeld Follies"

Changed spelling of name and moved to NYC

Appeared in a number of Westerns in the 1930s

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