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William Gillette – The First Sherlock

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William Gillette, an American actor/manager, was the first actor to play Sherlock Holmes. He is seen here in a publicity shot for the 1899 play “Sherlock Holmes”, written by Gillette, with elements from several Conan Doyle stories.

 

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Original B&W photo.

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Basil Rathbone

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Basil Rathbone, in a publicity shot as Sherlock Holmes.

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Original B&W photo.