Richard Basehart

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Quotes (1)

  • Richard Basehart: Who? Me? Go down in a real submarine? Never. My God, I get claustrophobia.

Trivia (22)

  • Richard Basehart was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  • Richard Basehart worked right up until his death. He had just finished narrating the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, California, when he suffered a series of strokes. He died 17 September, 1984, at the age of 70.

  • In 1962, Basehart married his last wife, Diana Lotery. Their first daughter, Jenna, was born in 1964 and their second daughter, Gayla, was born in 1969.

  • His marriage to Valentina Cortese produced one child, son John Anthony Carmine Michael (aka Jack). They were divorced in 1960.

  • Basehart lived in Europe for most of the 1950s.

  • Richard met the Italian actress Valentina Cortese while making "The House On Telegraph Hill". They were married on March 24, 1951.

  • Basehart married Stephanie Klein January 14, 1940. Tragically, she died ten years later of a brain tumor. They had no children together.

  • Richard was 5'8" tall.

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