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John Barrymore (I) (1882–1942)


John Barrymore was born John Sidney Blyth on February 15, 1882 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An American stage and screen actor whose rise to superstardom and subsequent decline is one of the legendary tragedies of Hollywood. A member of the most famous generation of the most famous theatrical family in America, he was also its most acclaimed ... See full bio »

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Known For

Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel Baron Felix von Geigern
(1932)
Twentieth Century
Twentieth Century Oscar Jaffe
(1934)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde
(1920)
Dinner at Eight
Dinner at Eight Larry Renault
(1933)

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 1941 World Premiere
Duncan DeGrasse
 1939 The Great Man Votes
Vance
 1938 Hold That Co-ed
Governor
 1938 Spawn of the North
Windy Turlon
 1938 Romance in the Dark
Zoltan Jason
 1937 True Confession
Charley Jasper
 1937 Maytime
Nicolai Nazaroff
 1933 Night Flight
Riviere
 1930 Moby Dick
Ahab
 1929 General Crack
Duke of Kurland / Prince Christian
 1926 Don Juan
Don Jose de Marana / Don Juan de Marana
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
 1919 The Test of Honor
Martin Wingrave
 1919 Here Comes the Bride
Frederick Tile
 1918 On the Quiet
Robert Ridgeway
 1917 National Red Cross Pageant
The Tyrant - Russian episode
 1916 The Red Widow (Short)
Cicero Hannibal Butts
 1916 The Lost Bridegroom
Bertie Joyce
 1915 The Incorrigible Dukane (Short)
James Dukane
 1915 The Dictator
Brooke Travers
 1915 Are You a Mason?
Frank Perry
 1914 The Man from Mexico
Fitzhugh
 1914 An American Citizen
Beresford Kruger
 1913 One on Romance (Short)
Jack Wilson (as Jack Barrymore)
 1912 A Prize Package (Short)
Si Hawkins (as Jack Barrymore)
 1912 Just Pretending (Short)
The Policeman (as Jack Barrymore)
 1912 The Widow Casey's Return (Short)
The Rejected Suitor (as Jack Barrymore)
 1912 The Dream of a Moving Picture Director (Short)
The Movie Villain (as Jack Barrymore)
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Other Works:

He acted in Jerry Horwin's play, "My Dear Children," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 7 Portrayals | 28 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jack Barrymore

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on third wife Dolores Costello] I fell in love with her instantly. This time, I knew I was right. See more »

Trivia:

His sharp wit never left him, even when he was dying. A priest came to administer the last rites, accompanied by an exceedingly homely nurse. When the priest asked him if he had anything to confess, Barrymore replied, "Yes, Father. I am guilty, at this moment, of having carnal thoughts." "About whom?," replied the shocked priest. "About HER!," he replied, indicating the nurse. See more »

Nickname:

The Great Profile See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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