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Lina Basquette
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Actress
    (April 19, 1907-September 30, 1994)
    Born in San Mateo, California
    Birth name was Lena Baskette
    Starred in the 'Lena Baskette Features' film serial (1916-17)
    Appeared in the films 'A Prince for a Day' (1917), 'The Weaker Vessel' (1919), 'Penrod' (1922), 'The Noose' (1928), 'The Younger Generation' (1928), 'The Godless Girl' (1929), Mounted Fury' (1931), 'The Chump' (1934), 'Rose of the Rio Grande' (1938), 'A Night for Crime' (1943) and 'Paradise Park' (1991)
    Wrote the autobiography 'Lina: DeMille's Godless Girl' (1990)
    She was married nine times to seven men.
    After the death of her first husband, Sam Warner of Warner Brothers, Sam's brother Harry successfully filed for custody of her daughter, claiming that Lina was neglecting her family.
    She had affairs with boxer Jack Dempsey and singer Nelson Eddy.
    She attempted suicide on multiple occasions.
    She was Hitler's favorite American actress.
    Anna Pavlova offered to take her on as a protegee, but her mother turned down the ballerina in favor of a more lucrative contract with the Ziegfeld Follies.
    She rejected an offer from Hitler to make films for the Third Reich.
    She was raped by an AWOL soldier (1943).
    After retiring from films, she became a breeder of champion Great Danes and a dog show judge.
    She said, 'So many people get reformed through religion. I got reformed through dogs.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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