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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 18 June 1896Rochester, New York, USA
Date of Death 3 December 1949New York City, New York, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NamePhilip Jerome Quinn Barry
Nickname Phil

Spouse (2)

Ellen Marshall Semple (15 July 1922 - 3 December 1949) (his death) (2 children)
Ellen Marshall Semple (12 July 1922 - 3 December 1949) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (1)

American playwright, popular in the 1920's and 30's. He was the son of Irish immigrants and graduated from Yale University in 1919. Barry began his writing career contributing articles to the Daily News and the Literary Magazine. He is best remembered for his sophisticated comedies, notably "Holiday" (1928), and "The Philadelphia Story" (1939).

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