Basil Rathbone’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 13, 1892

Death Date

Jul 21, 1967

Age of Death

75 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Jul 21, 1967


Movie Actor

The movie actor Basil Rathbone died at the age of 75. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

British actor who gained fame for being the first person to play Sherlock Holmes in a Hollywood film. He also played Mr. Murdstone in David Copperfield and portrayed Sir Guy in The Adventures of Robin Hood.

Twilight actor Jackson Rathbone is his third cousin, several times removed.



“As one grows older one becomes more critical of oneself and less of other people.” (Basil Rathbone)


“Could you let me have the 3 weeks due to me now and if I work again before August I must of course repay you at the rate of exchange you let me have it at now if you kindly will.” (Basil Rathbone)


“I cannot tell you much about the picture- it depends on so many things, the first of which that comes to my mind is: splendid as he is, is there too much of Spencer Tracy.” (Basil Rathbone)


“Sometimes I just crave to play in Shakespeare again and I know and love playing Orlando so much.” (Basil Rathbone)