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Starting out as an opera singer and stage performer, Basil Ruysdael began his career as a Hollywood character actor during the 1920s. Thanks in part to his distinctive basso voice, Ruysdael won a small part in the Marx Brothers comedy "The Cocoanuts," but didn't again appear regularly on the silver screen until the late 1940s, when he was featured in the Western "Colorado Territory" and the nun-led drama "Come to the Stable." After a supporting role in the 1950 James Stewart gunslinger movie "Broken Arrow," Ruysdael made a relatively rare TV appearance as Andrew Jackson on the Walt Disney serial "Davy Crockett," and retired in the following decade.

Starting out as an opera singer and stage performer, Basil Ruysdael began his career as a Hollywood character actor during the 1920s. Thanks in part to his distinctive basso voice, Ruysdael won a small part in the Marx Brothers comedy "The Cocoanuts," but didn't again appear regularly on the silver screen until the late 1940s, when he was featured in the Western "Colorado Territory" and the nun-led drama "Come to the Stable." After a supporting role in the 1950 James Stewart gunslinger movie "Broken Arrow," Ruysdael made a relatively rare TV appearance as Andrew Jackson on the Walt Disney serial "Davy Crockett," and retired in the following decade.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Story of Ruth (1960) Shammah
2.
 The Horse Soldiers (1959) Commandant
3.
 The Last Hurrah (1958) Bishop Gardner
4.
 Diane (1956) Chamberlain
5.
 These Wilder Years (1956) Judge
6.
 Jubal (1956) Shem Hoktor
7.
 Pearl of the South Pacific (1955) Michael
8.
9.
 The Violent Men (1955) Tex Hinkleman
10.
 Blackboard Jungle (1955) Prof. A. R. Kraal
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