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actor , travel writer

Harry Basch, American Actor, travel writer. Co-recipient (with Shirley Slater) Melva C. Pederson award, American Society Travel Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 1990. M C. Cadet United States Air Force, 1944-1945.


Basch, Harry was born on January 16, 1926 in Trenton, New Jersey, United States.


Bachelor of Science, Ithaca College, 1949. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ithaca College, 1949.


In 1951 he appeared in "Mr. Roberts" at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. He is possibly best known for his role as Vince Caproni in the 1980s television series Falcon Crest.

He appeared in the series from 1982 to 1984. In addition to acting, Basch has written several articles for the Los Angeles Times about traveling.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author (with Shirley Slater) Freewheelin' United States of America (Distinguished Achievement award in Recreation Vehicle journalism RVIA 1995), Fielding's Guide to Worldwide Cruises, European Cruises, Alaska Cruises. Actor: appeared in over 100 plays including Mister Roberts, 1950, 51, A Thousand Clowns, 1964, over 80 television shows including Falcon Crest, General Hospital, more than two dozen films including A Man Called Gannon, Fist, Coma, Stone Killer, Rollercoaster, The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight. Contributor numerous travel articles to newspapers and magazines throughout United States and Canada.


Cadet United States Air Force, 1944-1945.


Son of Harry Leo and Betty (Walsh) B.;m. Barbara Olsen, May 25, 1955 (divorced June, 1962). Married Shirley Slater, August 24, 1988.

Harry Leo Basch

Betty (Walsh) Basch

Shirley Slater