John Barrymore

John Barrymore
1882 - 1942

John Barrymore  American Actor


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John Barrymore was previously married to Elaine Barrie (1936 - 1940), Dolores Costello (1928 - 1935), Blanche Oelrichs (1920 - 1928) and Katherine Corri Harris (1910 - 1917).

John Barrymore was in relationships with Mary Astor (1924), Jeanne Eagels (1911 - 1912), Evelyn Nesbit (1901 - 1902), Tallulah Bankhead, Lotta Faust, Hedda Hopper, Irene Fenwick and Nita Naldi.

John Barrymore had an encounter with Myrna Loy (1932).


American Actor John Barrymore was born John Sidney Blyth on 15th February, 1882 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States and passed away on 29th May 1942 Los Angeles, California, United States aged 60. He is most remembered for The Great Profile. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

John Barrymore was in 5 on-screen matchups, including Carole Lombard in Twentieth Century (1934), Greta Garbo in Grand Hotel (1932), Madge Evans in Dinner at Eight (1933), Marian Marsh in Svengali (1931) and Mary Astor in Beau Brummel (1924).

John Barrymore is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American stage actors and American Roman Catholics.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating8 1 year 3 months, 1 day -
Married4 9 years, 3 months 6 years, 12 months 4 years, 2 months
Encounter1 - - -
Total13 9 years, 3 months 2 years, 3 months 1 year


First Name John
Middle Name Sidney
Last Name Barrymore
Full Name at Birth John Sidney Blyth
Alternative Name John Sidney Blyth, The Great Profile, John Barrymore
Age 60 (age at death) years
Birthday 15th February, 1882
Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died 29th May, 1942
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of Death Cirrhosis
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Distinctive Feature His Profile.
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor On Stage, Screen And RadioActor On Stage, Screen And RadioActor On Stage, Screen And RadioActor On Stage, Screen And RadioActor On Stage, Screen And RadioActor On Stage, Screen And RadioActor On Stage, Screen And RadioActor On Stage, Screen And Radio
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Great Profile
Year(s) Active 1903-1941, 1903–1942
Father Maurice Barrymore (Barrymore family patriarch)
Mother Georgiana Drew (actress)
Brother Lionel Barrymore
Sister Ethel Barrymore
Family Member John Drew (grandfather) (Irish Actor. Georgie Drew´s Father), Louisa Drew (grandmother) (Georgie Drew s Mother and Actress), Drew Barrymore
Friend W.C. Fields, Gene Fowler, Errol Flynn (Errol Flynn idolized John Barrymore), Carole Lombard, Constance Collier, Raoul Walsh, John Decker, John Gilbert
Associated People Vincent Sherman

John Barrymore (born John Sidney Blyth; February 14 or 15, 1882 – May 29, 1942) was an American actor on stage, screen and radio. A member of the Drew and Barrymore theatrical families, he initially tried to avoid the stage, and briefly attempted a career as an artist, but appeared on stage together with his father Maurice in 1900, and then his sister Ethel the following year. He began his career in 1903 and first gained attention as a stage actor in light comedy, then high drama, culminating in productions of Justice (1916), Richard III (1920) and Hamlet (1922); his portrayal of Hamlet led to him being called the "greatest living American tragedian".

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John Barrymore60 AquariusActor
Elaine Barrie87 CancerActress
Myrna Loy88 LeoActress
Dolores Costello75 VirgoActress
Mary Astor81 TaurusActress
Blanche Oelrichs60 LibraPoet
Jeanne Eagels39 CancerActress
Katherine Corri Harris36 LibraActress
Evelyn Nesbit82 CapricornActress
Nita Naldi66 ScorpioActress
Tallulah Bankhead66 AquariusActress
Lotta Faust29 AquariusPerformance Artist
Hedda Hopper80 TaurusActress
Irene Fenwick49 VirgoActress
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NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Diana BlancheFemale3rd March, 1921100 years oldBlanche Oelrichs
Dolores Ethel MaeFemale8th April, 193091 years oldDolores Costello
John DrewMale4th June, 193289 years oldDolores Costello


Playmates1941John BarrymoreMovie
World Premiere1941Duncan DeGrasseMovie
The Great Profile1940Evans GarrickMovie
The Invisible Woman1940Professor GibbsMovie
Midnight1939Georges FlammarionMovie
The Great Man Votes1939Gregory VanceMovie
Bulldog Drummond's Peril1938Colonel NielsonMovie
Marie Antoinette1938King Louis XVMovie
Spawn of the North1938Windy TurlonMovie
Hold That Co-ed1938GovernorMovie
Romance in the Dark1938Zoltan JasonMovie
Bulldog Drummond Comes Back1937Colonel NeilsonMovie
Bulldog Drummond's Revenge1937Colonel NielsonMovie
Maytime1937Nicolai NazaroffMovie
True Confession1937Charley JasperMovie
Night Club Scandal1937Dr. Ernest S. TindalMovie
Romeo and Juliet1936Mercutio - Kinsman to the Prince and Friend to RomeoMovie
Movie Maniacs1936Photograph of John Barrymore (uncredited)Short Film
Twentieth Century1934Oscar JaffeMovie
Long Lost Father1934Carl BellairsMovie
Counsellor at Law1933George SimonMovie
Dinner at Eight1933Larry RenaultMovie
Night Flight1933RiviereMovie
Topaze1933Professor Auguste A. TopazeMovie
Hamlet, Act I: Scenes IV and V1933HamletShort Film
Reunion in Vienna1933Archduke Rudolf von HabsburgMovie
A Bill of Divorcement1932Hilary FairfieldMovie
Arsène Lupin1932Duke of CharmeraceMovie
Grand Hotel1932Baron Felix von GeigernMovie
Rasputin and the Empress1932Prince Paul ChegodieffMovie
State's Attorney1932Tom CardiganMovie
The Mad Genius1931Vladimar Ivan TsarakovMovie
Moby Dick1930Captain Ahab CeelyMovie
General Crack1930Prince Christian Rudolph Augustus Kettlar, Duke of KurlandMovie
The Man from Blankley's1930Lord StrathpefferMovie
Eternal Love1929Marcus PaltranMovie
Show of Shows1929Richard III in 'Henry VI Part III'Movie
Tempest1928Sgt. Ivan MarkovMovie
The Beloved Rogue1927François VillonMovie
When a Man Loves1927Chevalier Fabien des GrieuxMovie
Don Juan1926Don Jose de Marana, Don Juan de MaranaMovie
The Sea Beast1926Captain Ahab CeeleyMovie
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ1925Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)Movie
Beau Brummel1924George Bryon 'Beau' BrummelMovie
Sherlock Holmes1922Sherlock HolmesMovie
The Lotus Eater1921Jacques LeroiMovie
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1920Dr. Henry Jekyll, Mr. Edward HydeMovie
Here Comes the Bride1919Frederick TileMovie
The Test of Honor1919Martin WingraveMovie
On the Quiet1918Robert RidgewayMovie
Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman1917A.J. RafflesMovie
National Red Cross Pageant1917The Tyrant - Russian episodeMovie
The Lost Bridegroom1916Bertie JoyceMovie
The Red Widow1916Cicero Hannibal ButtsShort Film
Nearly a King1916Jack Merriwell, Prince of BulwanaMovie
Are You a Mason?1915Frank PerryMovie
The Dictator1915Brooke TraversMovie
The Incorrigible Dukane1915James DukaneShort Film
The Man from Mexico1914FitzhughMovie
An American Citizen1914Berresford CrugerShort Film
One on Romance1913Jack Wilson (as Jack Barrymore)Short Film
The Dream of a Moving Picture Director1912The Movie Villain (as Jack Barrymore)Short Film
A Prize Package1912Si Hawkins (as Jack Barrymore)Short Film
The Widow Casey's Return1912The Rejected Suitor (as Jack Barrymore)Short Film
Just Pretending1912The Policeman (as Jack Barrymore)Short Film
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Posted commentsView all comments (3)

AnnaandgeorgeAnnaandgeorgeJun 7, 2009

Can someone see the resemblance with Drew Barrymore?

little_queenieslittle_queeniesAug 26, 2008

Included him on a group for the Barrymore Family! Please, check his `community` section, thanks!! :)

StellaSabataStellaSabataJul 4, 2008

i Finally got thr 5.000 point to post more pictures of John!! yay!

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