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Born 13 June 1892: Basil Rathbone

Today, we celebrate the birthday of the enigmatic Basil Rathbone, born Philip St. John Basil Rathbone on June 13th, 1892! Though born in South Africa, Rathbone became a celebrated figure of British theatre, captivating audiences with his Shakespearean performances. Of course, for many, his face is synonymous with the brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes, a role he brought to life on screen with unforgettable charisma. We raise a glass (of something stronger than tea, perhaps?) to Mr. Rathbone on his birthday and for the countless characters he brought to life with such skill.

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