Lina BASQUETTE

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Actor

AmericanBorn Lena Copeland BASKETTE

American actress

Born on April 19, 1907 in San Mateo, California , United States

Died on September 30, 1994 in Wheeling, West Virginia , United States

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She was born Lena Copeland Baskette to Frank Baskette, a drugstore owner, and his wife Gladys Baskette (née Rosenberg) in San Mateo, California. She began dancing as a child. An RCA Victor representative saw her dancing to a record in her father's store. He hired her at the age of eight (through her parents) to advertise Victrolas at the 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition, held in San Francisco. Basquette later began studying ballet.



Baskette secured her first film contract at the age of nine in 1916 with Universal Studios in Los Angeles for the silent film series, Lena Baskette Featurettes. Shortly after she was signed with Universal, her father Frank Baskette committed suicide. Baskette later blamed her father's death on her mother's ambition for fame and fortune.

...   She was born Lena Copeland Baskette to Frank Baskette, a drugstore owner, and his wife Gladys Baskette (née Rosenberg) in San Mateo, California. She began dancing as a child. An RCA Victor representative saw her dancing to a record in her father's store. He hired her at the age of eight (through her parents) to advertise Victrolas at the 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition, held in San Francisco. Basquette later began studying ballet.



Baskette secured her first film contract at the age of nine in 1916 with Universal Studios in Los Angeles for the silent film series, Lena Baskette Featurettes. Shortly after she was signed with Universal, her father Frank Baskette committed suicide. Baskette later blamed her father's death on her mother's ambition for fame and fortune.



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