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Russell Bassett
Russell Bassett 1914.jpg
Bassett in detail of film still for
Behind the Scenes (1914)
Born(1845-10-24)October 24, 1845
DiedMay 8, 1918(1918-05-08) (aged 72)
Years active1911-1918
Spouse(s)Carlotta E.M. Bassett

Russell Bassett (October 24, 1845 – May 8, 1918) was an American stage and film actor. He appeared in 76 silent films between 1911 and 1918.

Bassett was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but he moved to Oakland, California at age 3 when his father became a miner.[1] He attended the now-defunct Brayton College[2] in Oakland, and that was where he gained his initial acting experience.[1]

Bassett gained early acting experience in stock theater with the Hooley Stock Company in Chicago. Later, he "toured the whole width of America, broadening, mellowing, polishing off his art."[2] On Broadway, he appeared in The Other Fellow (1910), The Top o' th' World(1907), and Rip Van Winkle (1905).[3]

During his film career, Bassett acted for the Biograph, Edison, Yankee, Pathe, Imp, Reliance, Nestor, and Famous Players companies.[1]

On May 8, 1918, Bassett died from a cerebral hemorrhage at his home in New York City. He was survived by his wife and a son.[4]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ a b c "Russell Bassett, Veteran Actor, Dead". Moving Picture World. May 15, 1918. p. 1126.
  2. ^ a b "Oakland Hall of Film Fame". Oakland Tribune. California, Oakland. July 22, 1917. p. 43. Retrieved March 26, 2018 – via open access
  3. ^ "Russell Bassett". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on March 27, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Russell Bassett". New York Herald. New York, New York City. May 9, 1918. p. 9. Retrieved March 26, 2018 – via open access
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