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Richard Basehart
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Birth Date:August 31, 1914
Astrology Sign:Virgo
Chinese Sign:Tiger - Yang
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Died Date:September 17, 1984

Occupation:Movie Actor

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Richard Basehart

Biography:Richard Basehart (August 31, 1914 - September 17, 1984) was an American actor. He starred in the 1960s television science fiction drama Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, as the character of Admiral Harriman Nelson.

One of his most notable film roles was the acrobat known as "the Fool" in the acclaimed Italian film La Strada directed by Federico Fellini. He also appeared as the killer in the 1948 film noir classic He Walked by Night. He was once married to Academy Award-nominated actress Valentina Cortese with whom he had one son before divorcing in 1960.

Richard Basehart's greatest role was playing Ishmael (to Gregory Peck's Captain Ahab) in the finest film version of Moby Dick, his unforgettable opening line in the movie, from the Melville book, still gives pause to many fans, "Call me Ishmael!"

Richard Basehart appeared in the pilot episode of the television series Knight Rider as millionaire Wilton Knight, you can hear his narration in the beginning of the show's credits. Basehart had a noticiable fan in the character of Gypsy from the cult cable television program Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Being There (1979)
Moby Dick (1956)

Chinese Horoscope for Richard Basehart
Includes characteristics and Vices
Richard Basehart's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 26, 1914 - February 13, 1915
Birthday: August 31, 1914

The Tiger is a Yang,
and is the Third sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Luck

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Richard Basehart's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: August 31, 1914

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Richard Basehart's Growth Tarot Card Death

Birthday: August 31, 2017

Changes: the end of the old and the birth of the new.




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