Basil Ruysdael

Jul 24, 1888
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Bio: 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 a Shirt," an… 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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