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John Barrymore (I) (1882–1942)


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 ... See full bio »

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 1941 World Premiere
Duncan DeGrasse
 1940 The Invisible Woman
Professor Gibbs
 1940 The Great Profile
Evans Garrick
 1939 Midnight
Georges Flammarion
 1939 The Great Man Votes
Vance
 1938 Hold That Co-ed
Governor Gabby Harrigan
 1938 Spawn of the North
Windy Turlon
 1938 Romance in the Dark
Zoltan Jason
 1937 True Confession
Charles "Charley" Jasper
 1937 Night Club Scandal
Dr. Ernest Tindal
 1937 Maytime
Nicolai Nazaroff
 1934 Long Lost Father
Carl Bellairs
 1933 Night Flight
Riviere
 1933/I Topaze
Professor Auguste A. Topaze
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress
Prince Chegodieff
 1932 A Bill of Divorcement
Hilary
 1932 State's Attorney
Tom Cardigan
 1932/I Grand Hotel
The Baron
 1932 Arsène Lupin
Duke of Charmerace
 1930 Moby Dick
Ahab
 1930 General Crack
Duke of Kurland / Prince Christian
 1929 Eternal Love
Marcus Paltran
 1928 Tempest
Sergeant Ivan Markov
 1926 Don Juan
Don Jose de Marana / Don Juan de Marana
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
 1921 The Lotus Eater
Jacques Leroi
 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
 1916 Nearly a King
Jack Merriwell, Prince of Bulwana
 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:

Stage: Appeared in "Pantaloon" / "Alice Sit-by-the-Fire" (joint production). Both plays written by J.M. Barrie. Criterion Theatre: 25 Dec 1905-Mar 1906 (closing date unknown/81 performances). "Alice Sit-by-the-Fire"--Cast: Beatrice Agnew (as "Amy Grey"), Ethel Barrymore (as "Mrs. Grey"), John Barrymore (as "Stephen Rollo"), Florence ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 7 Portrayals | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jack Barrymore

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[To director Tay Garnett] If you run, they bite you on the ass, Charlie, and if you stand still, they hose you. See more »

Trivia:

Supported his brother Lionel Barrymore when Lionel's wife Irene Fenwick (a long-ago girlfriend of John's) died, and filled in for Lionel as Ebenezer Scrooge in an annual radio production of "A Christmas Carol" on the day after Irene's death (December 25, 1936). See more »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Aquarius

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