Basil Ruysdael

Age: 126
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

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Basil Ruysdael (July 24, 1888 - October 10, 1960) was an American film actor and opera singer.

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He started his career as a baritone singer for the Metropolitan Opera Company in the early 1900's and appeared on the New York stage in 1918. Moving to California in 1923, he was a voice teacher for many actors. Encouraged to try acting himself, he made his big screen debut in "Cocoanuts" (1929). For the next 30 years he was a frequent character performer in films to include "Come to the Stable" (1949), "Broken Arrow" (1950), "People Will Talk" (1951), "The Last Hurrah" (1958) and "The Horse Soldiers" (1960). He also did voice over in "101 Dalmatians" (1961) and appeared on the TV shows "Perry Mason", "Official Detective", "Father knows Best" and "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. He at the age of 72 of complications following surgery.

Movie Character Year
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Ubpeap87hosjg6rn25m8zzdyf5q Broken Arrow General Oliver 1950
N3kzo0nhs0y9eul6ezgfolx2wwp Gambling House Judge Ravinek 1950
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Urhritxzfumhyfxmnm0kgk8sbeb The Violent Men Tex Hinkleman 1955
Hxyc6bhpommuf49q8g6s3cg8jbq Blackboard Jungle Prof. A.R. Kraal 1955
W40cgbgzr9tei8quspk1w1jajge Pearl of the South Pacific Tuan Michael 1955
M3ifq8kh4qvzxny6ts3q745lo9q The Last Hurrah Bishop Gardner 1958
3jr9phgjnkbhed5ufvvc8bdjvtc The Horse Soldiers The Reverend (Jefferson Military Academy) 1959