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John Barrymore (John Sidney Blyth)

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Biography

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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 star. His father was Maurice Blyth (or Blythe; family spellings vary), a stage success under the name 'Maurice Barrymore'. His mother, Georgie Drew, was the daughter of actor John Drew. Although well known in the theatre, Maurice and Georgie were eclipsed by their three children, John, Lionel Barrymore, and Ethel Barrymore, each of whom became legendary stars. Read more...

Actor

Character: Richard III in 'Henry VI Part III'

The Show of Shows 1929

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Character: Vladimar Ivan Tsarakov

The Mad Genius 1931

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Character: Prince Chegodieff

Rasputin and the Empress 1932

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Character: Duke of Charmerace

Arsène Lupin 1932

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Character: Larry Renault

Dinner at Eight 1933

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Character: Professor Auguste A. Topaze

Topaze 1933

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Character: Carl Bellairs

Long Lost Father 1934

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Character: Mercutio - Kinsman to the Prince and Friend to Romeo

Romeo and Juliet 1936

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Character: Charles "Charley" Jasper

True Confession 1937

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Character: Nicolai Nazaroff

Maytime 1937

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Character: Windy Turlon

Spawn of the North 1938

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Character: Georges Flammarion

Midnight 1939

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Character: Evans Garrick

The Great Profile 1940

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Character: Himself

Unusual Occupations 1941

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Character: Himself - edited from 'Show of Shows'

Let's Go to the Movies 1949

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Character: Maestro Svengali

When the Talkies Were Young 1955

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Character: Himself

Inside Daisy Clover 1965

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Character: Actor 'The Beloved Rogue'

Hollywood 1980

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