Lina Basquette

Lina Basquette


Lina Basquette
Film: West side of the 1500 block of Vine Street
Actress | Dancer
Born Lena Copeland Baskette on April 19, 1907 in San Mateo, CA
Died Sept. 30, 1994 of lymphoma in Wheeling, WV

Lina Basquette was the raven-haired dancer and actress best remembered as the leading lady in Cecil B. DeMille's final silent film "The Godless Girl."

With many marriages and more storied affairs, Miss Basquette enjoyed recalling in her later years how she fended off Adolf Hitler with a sharp knee to the groin and an assertion that her grandfather was Jewish.

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