Basil Ruysdael

Jul 24, 1888
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA


Of Russian descent, American actor Basil Ruysdael was a successful opera singer in the 'teens and twenties. Firmly based in New York, Ruysdael made his first screen appearance in the Marx Brothers Astoria-filmed The Cocoanuts (1929). His portrayal of Detective Hennessy in this film was ordinary enough, save for his hilarious vocal rendition of "Tale of… More


Basil Ruysdael Videos

The Horse Soldiers
3 minutes 38 seconds
The Last Hurrah
3 minutes 4 seconds
Blackboard Jungle
1 minutes 11 seconds
Broken Arrow
14 seconds
Story Of Ruth
4 minutes 53 seconds

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