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Lina Basquette, born Lena Copeland Baskette (April 19, 1907 – September 30, 1994), was an American actress noted for her 75-year career in entertainment, which began during the silent film era. Talented as a dancer, she was paid as a girl for performing and gained her first film contract at age nine. In her acting career, Basquette may have been best known for her role as Judith in The Godless Girl (1929) The film was based on the life of Queen Silver, known as a 20th-century child prodigy, and feminist and Socialist activist.Basquette also was noted for her several marriages, including her first, to the much older noted producer, Sam Warner, founder of Warner Bros. film studio. She had several marriages and a tumultuous personal life. When her film career declined, she returned for a period to dancing and stage performances. After she retired from the entertainment world, in 1947 Basquette moved to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where she became a noted breeder of Great Danes; her dogs won numerous professional show prizes. She wrote several books on dog breeding as well. Later living in West Virginia, she also served as a judge for the American Kennel Club, and wrote a column. Wikipedia

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Paradise Park1991Nada
A Night for Crime1943Mona Harrison
Who Calls1942Short
Four Men and a Prayer1938Ah-Nee
Rose of the Rio Grande1938Anita
The Buccaneer1938Roxanne
Ebb Tide1937Attwater's Servant
Souls at Sea1937Brunette in Saloon (uncredited)
The Final Hour1936Belle
The Chump1934Short
The Phantom Express1932Betty
Hello Trouble1932Janet Kenyon
The Midnight Lady1932Mona Sebastian
Arm of the Law1932Zelma Shaw - a Dancer
Mounted Fury1931Nanette LeStrange
Trapped1931/IShortGirl Reporter
Morals for Women1931Claudia
The Hard Hombre1931Senora Martini
Arizona Terror1931Kay Moore
The Dude Wrangler1930Helen Dane
Come Across1929Mary Houston
The Godless Girl1929Judy Craig - The Girl
The Younger Generation1929Birdie Goldfish
Show Folks1928Rita Carey
Wheel of Chance1928Ada Berkowitz
The Noose1928Dot
Serenade1927The Dancer
Ranger of the North1927Felice MacLean
The Weaker Vessel1919Jessie
Little Mariana's Triumph1917ShortMariana (as Lena Baskette)
A Prince for a Day1917ShortRose Marie - the Flower Girl / Prince Paul (as Lena Basquette)
A Romany Rose1917ShortRozeska (as Lena Basquette)
A Dream of Egypt1917ShortDorothy (as Lena Basquette)
The Star Witness1917ShortLolo - Annie' (as Lena Baskette)
The Gates of Doom1917Agatha as a child
His Wife's Relatives1917ShortKid Sister (as Lena Baskette)
Polly Put the Kettle On1917Nellie Vance
The Caravan1916ShortSaia (as Lena Basquette)
The Human Cactus1916ShortOne of the Children (as Lena Basquette)
Shoes1916Undetermined Role (uncredited)
The Grip of Crime1916ShortSanta Marro (as Lena Basquette)
Brother Jim1916ShortMargie Marsh (as Lena Basquette)
The Dance of Love1916Short as Lena Basquette
The Dumb Girl of Portici1916Child (uncredited)



The Brothers Warner2007TV Movie documentaryHerself - Sam's wife
Screen Snapshots1932/IDocumentary shortHerself
The Voice of Hollywood No. 151930ShortHerself (uncredited)
Fashion News1930DocumentaryHerself (1929)
Juvenile Dancer1916Documentary shortHerself - Lina Basquette (as Little Lena)

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Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 1529 Vine Street.

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1Her brother Billy was plagued by health problems and died in his sleep in 1918, aged 18 years.
2Her 1931 marriage to 26-year-old actor Ray Hallam lasted only three months--he died of leukemia.
3During a standstill in her career in America, she was invited to Germany to appear in films for the Third Reich. She turned down the offer.
4A run down of her many marriages -- She married Husband No. 1, Warner Bros. co-founder Sam Warner, at age 18; the man dubbed "The Father of Talking Pictures" was 20 years older than his bride and died two years later of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 40. She had one daughter, Lita Warner (born in 1926), by this marriage. Husband No. 2 was cinematographer J. Peverell Marley and they divorced about a year later. She was also widowed by Husband No. 3, actor Ray Hallam (1905-1931), who married her in 1931 and died that same year at age 26. Husband No. 4 and 5 was Theodore Hayes, former boxing trainer to prizefighter Jack Dempsey. They married in December of 1931 but it was annulled when it was found he was a bigamist; they remarried in 1933 but divorced two years later after having one son, Edward Alvin Hayes (born in 1934). Marriages to Husband No. 6, British actor Henry Mollison, No. 7, Warner Gilmore, and No. 8, Frank Mancuso, ended in divorce.
5Among the rich and famous who owned Lina Basquette Great Danes were Raymond Burr, Mike Nichols and the Crown Prince of Iraq.
6She attempted suicide in 1930, following a custody battle with the brothers of her late husband, Sam Warner. In the litigation she lost custody of her daughter, Lita, to the Warner family. Lena did not see her daughter again for more than 30 years.The actress obtained $40,000 from a life insurance policy, a car, and $85 a week from one of Warner's trust funds.
7Affairs with the rich and famous included fighter Jack Dempsey, singer Nelson Eddy and operatic baritone Lawrence Tibbett.
8Adolf Hitler's favorite actress. She also enjoyed a great deal of popularity in the Soviet Union, due in part to her film The Godless Girl (1929).
9Well after her movie career ended, she became one of the leading United States dog show judges.
10She was a half sister of Marge Champion.
119 Marriages in all

1So many get reformed through religion. I got reformed through dogs.

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