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Lina Basquette

  • Birth 19 Apr 1907 San Mateo, San Mateo County, California, USA
  • Death 30 Sep 1994 Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
  • Memorial ID 8762246

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: MC
  • Added: 16 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8762246
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lina Basquette (19 Apr 1907–30 Sep 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8762246, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.