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John Sidney Blyth Barrymore (February 15, 1882 – May 29, 1942) was an acclaimed American actor. He first gained fame as a handsome stage actor in light comedy, then high drama and culminating in groundbreaking portrayals in Shakespearean plays Hamlet and Richard III. His success continued with motion pictures in various genres in both the silent and sound eras. Barrymore's personal life has been the subject of much writing before and since his passing in 1942. Today John Barrymore is mostly known for his roles in movies like Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (1920), Grand Hotel (1932), Dinner at Eight (1933), Twentieth Century (1934), and Don Juan (1926), the first ever movie to use a Vitaphone soundtrack.

A member of a multi-generation theatrical dynasty, he was the brother of Lionel Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore, and was the paternal grandfather of Drew Barrymore.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

John Sidney Blyth Barrymore (February 15, 1882 – May 29, 1942) was an acclaimed American actor. He first gained fame as a handsome stage actor in light comedy, then high drama and culminating in groundbreaking portrayals in Shakespearean plays Hamlet and Richard III. His success continued with motion pictures in various genres in both the silent and sound eras. Barrymore's personal life has been the subject of much writing before and since his passing in 1942. Today John Barrymore is mostly known for his roles in movies like Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (1920), Grand Hotel (1932), Dinner at Eight (1933), Twentieth Century (1934), and Don Juan (1926), the first ever movie to use a Vitaphone soundtrack.

A member of a multi-generation theatrical dynasty, he was the brother of Lionel Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore, and was the paternal grandfather of Drew Barrymore.

Description above from the Wikipedia article John Barrymore, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 58

Birthday 1882-02-15

Day of Death 1942-05-29

Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Also Known As

  • John Sidney Blyth
  • Джон Бэрримор
  • Jack Barrymore

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2003 Complicated Women as Himself (archive footage)
1976 That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1965 Hollywood My Home Town as Himself
1950 The Golden Twenties as Himself (archive footage)
1946 Okay for Sound
1943 The Voice That Thrilled the World as Himself (segments 'Don Juan' & 'Richard III') (archive footage)
1941 Playmates as John Barrymore
1941 World Premiere as Duncan DeGrasse
1940 The Invisible Woman as Professor Gibbs
1940 The Great Profile as Evans Garrick
1939 The Green Goddess as Himself (rumored)
1939 Midnight as Georges Flammarion
1939 The Great Man Votes as Vance
1938 Hold That Co-ed as Gabby Harrigan
1938 Spawn of the North as Windy Turlon
1938 Marie Antoinette as King Louis XV
1938 Hollywood Goes to Town as Himself
1938 Romance in the Dark as Zoltan Jason
1938 Bulldog Drummond's Peril as Col. Neilson
1937 True Confession as Charles "Charley" Jasper
1937 Bulldog Drummond's Revenge as Col. J.A. Nielson
1937 Night Club Scandal as Dr. Ernest Tindal
1937 Bulldog Drummond Comes Back as Colonel Neilson
1937 Maytime as Nicolai Nazaroff
1936 Romeo and Juliet as Mercutio - Kinsman to the Prince and Friend to Romeo
1934 Twentieth Century as Oscar Jaffe
1934 Long Lost Father as Carl Bellairs
1933 Counsellor at Law as George Simon
1933 Night Flight as Riviere
1933 Dinner at Eight as Larry Renault
1933 Reunion in Vienna as Archduke Rudolf von Hapsburg
1933 Topaze as Professor Auguste A. Topaze
1932 Rasputin and the Empress as Prince Paul Chegodieff
1932 A Bill of Divorcement as Hilary Fairfield
1932 Grand Hotel as Baron Felix von Gaigern
1932 State's Attorney as Tom Cardigan
1932 Arsene Lupin as Duke of Charmerace
1931 The Mad Genius as Vladimar Ivan Tsarakov
1931 Svengali as Svengali
1930 Moby Dick as Ahab
1930 The Man from Blankley's as Lord Strathpeffer
1930 General Crack as Duke of Kurland / Prince Christian
1929 Show of Shows as Richard III in 'Henry VI Part III'
1929 Eternal Love as Marcus Paltran
1928 Tempest as Sergeant Ivan Markov
1928 The Circus: Premiere as Himself
1927 When a Man Loves as Chevalier Fabien des Grieux
1927 The Beloved Rogue as François Villon
1926 Don Juan as Don Jose de Marana / Don Juan de Marana
1926 The Sea Beast as Captain Ahab Ceeley
1926 Vagabonding On The Pacific as Himself
1924 Beau Brummel as Gordon Bryon 'Beau' Brummel
1922 Sherlock Holmes as Sherlock Holmes
1921 The Lotus Eater as Jacques Leroi
1920 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde
1917 Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman as A.J. Raffles
1916 The Lost Bridegroom as Bertie Joyce
1916 Nearly a King as Jack Merriwell, Prince of Bulwana

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