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Elaine Barrie (1915–2003)

Elaine Jacobs was a 16-year-old high school student in New York in 1931 when she went to see the John Barrymore film Svengali (1931). From that moment, she later said, she fell in love with Barrymore and vowed that one day she would marry him, even going so far as to change her name to Elaine Barrie. A few years later she read in the newspaper ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1939 Midnight
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 1937 How to Take a Bath (Short)
 1937 How to Undress in Front of Your Husband (Short) (as Elaine Barrie Barrymore)
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 2001 Biography (TV Series documentary)
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 1998 Famous Families (TV Series documentary)
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 1938 Hollywood Goes to Town (Short documentary)
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 2002 Biography (TV Series documentary)
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- The Barrymores (2002) ... Herself
 1995 The Casting Couch (Video documentary)
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Alternate Names:

Elaine Barrie Barrymore
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Personal Quote:

[about John Barrymore] He made me unashamed of the natural. He made me glory in my sensuality. My head still whirls from the memories.

Trivia:

The daughter of a traveling salesman, she claims she was first mesmerized by John Barrymore watching him in the 1931 film Svengali (1931) and vowed to marry him. She didn't actually meet him until 1935 at age 19 while a student at Hunter College. He was 53. See more »

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