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Lina Basquette
Birth: Apr. 19, 1907
San Mateo
San Mateo County
California, USA
Death: Sep. 30, 1994
Wheeling
Ohio County
West Virginia, USA

Actress and dancer. Born Lena Copeland Baskette, she made her film debut at the age of 9 with the movies "Shoes." Basquette is remembered for playing the lead in Cecil B. De Mille's "The Godless Girl." She became a favorite actress of German dictator Adolph Hitler, she was also invited over to Germany to meet him. Basquette retired in the early 1940s, but again made headlines in 1943 after she was raped by a GI. The soldier was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his crime. Basquette's life was tragic. After her last divorce, (she was married nine times altogether, among others with producer Sam Warner) Basquette retired to a remote farm in Pennsylvania where she bred Great Danes, also working as an unpaid judge at dog shows.  (bio by: MC) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Henry Mollison (1905 - 1985)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: MC
Record added: May 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8762246
Lina Basquette
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Kiera finished I hope you were there
-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 23, 2014
Happy Birthday a few days late
- Sue
 Added: Apr. 21, 2014

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