Basil Ruysdael

Biography

Born: Basil Milspaugh Ruysdael July 24, 1888 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Died: October 10, 1960 (age 72) in Hollywood, California, USA Trivia: Before becoming a busy character actor on stage, films, and radio, he was a star bass-baritone with the Metropolitan Opera Company between 1910 and 1918. Although his most frequent role was as the King in Verdi's "Aida", the majority of his roles were in the German repertory, particularly the operas of Richard Wagner. As a voice teacher and coach, his students included Lawrence Tibbett.

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Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier

Gen. / President Andrew Jackson (archive footage)

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High Lonesome

'Horse' Davis, Ranch Owner

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One Way Street

Father Moreno

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La Casa de Juego

Judge Ravinek

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Carrie

Mr. Fitzgerald

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Pinky

Judge Walker

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Raton Pass

Pierre Challon

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These Wilder Years

Judge

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The Shanghai Story

Rev. Hollingsworth

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O Ideal de uma Vida

Dr. Francis I. Garard

Starring In
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One Hundred and One Dalmatians

(voice)

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The Story of Ruth

Shammah

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The Horse Soldiers

The Reverend (Jefferson Military Academy)

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The Last Hurrah

Bishop Gardner

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These Wilder Years

Judge

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Jubal

Shem Hoktor

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Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier

Gen. / President Andrew Jackson (archive footage)

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Blackboard Jungle

Prof. A.R. Kraal

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The Violent Men

Tex Hinkleman

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Pearl of the South Pacific

Tuan Michael

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Prince Valiant

Old Viking (uncredited)

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The Shanghai Story

Rev. Hollingsworth

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Carrie

Mr. Fitzgerald

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People Will Talk

Dean Lyman Brockwell

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Raton Pass

Pierre Challon

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My Forbidden Past

Dean Cazzley

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High Lonesome

'Horse' Davis, Ranch Owner

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Broken Arrow (1950)

Gen. Oliver Howard

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One Way Street

Father Moreno

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La Casa de Juego

Judge Ravinek

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The File on Thelma Jordon

Judge Jonathan David Hancock

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Pinky

Judge Walker

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Colorado Territory aka Vogelfrei

Dave Rickard

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O Ideal de uma Vida

Dr. Francis I. Garard

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Come to the Stable

The Bishop

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The Cocoanuts

Hennessy

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