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Lina Basquette (Lena Copeland Baskette)

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Biography

San Mateo, California, USA
Journalist Adela Rogers St. Johns once dubbed Lina Basquette "The Screen Tragedy Girl." In retrospect, Lina's private life bore a similar description. While six of her eight marriages ended up "I Don'ts" (she was widowed twice), she would also have to contend with a flurry of legal confrontations, stormy affairs and suicide attempts. Once she gave a fond farewell to her entertainment career in the late 1930s, her life literally went to the dogs.

The full-faced, raven-haired California-born actress was christened Lena Baskette, the daughter of Frank Baskette, a drug store owner. Read more...

Actor

Character: Rita Carey

Show Folks 1928

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Character: Brunette in Saloon

Souls at Sea 1937

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Character: Herself - Sam's wife

The Brothers Warner 2007

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