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Lionel Barrymore

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Barrymore in 1923

Source: Wikipedia

Lionel Barrymore (April 28, 1878 – November 15, 1954) was an American actor of stage, screen and radio as well as a film director. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Free Soul (1931), and remains perhaps best known for the role of the villainous Mr. Potter character in Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life. He was a member of the theatrical Barrymore family.

Fact file

  • Born: Lionel Herbert Blythe April 28, 1878 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
  • Died: November 15, 1954 (aged 76) Van Nuys, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Heart attack
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1893–1954
  • Notable work: A Free Soul It's a Wonderful Life Young Dr. Kildare
  • Political party: Republican
  • Spouse(s): Doris Rankin (m. 1904–23) (divorced) Irene Fenwick (m. 1923–36) (her death)

Read more about Lionel Barrymore at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2019-11-15 16:03:42
Hollywood and the Oscars have a long history of legal dramas, from the 1931 “A Free Soul” (lead actor, Lionel Barrymore) through the 1982 “The Verdict” (five nominations), to the 2007 “Michael Clayton” (seven noms, including supporting-actress winner Tilda Swinton). So Warner Bros.’ “Just Mercy,” which plays at the AFI ...

Playbill Vault’s Today In Theatre History: April 17
Playbill Combined , 2015-04-17 04:00:07
1917 John Barrymore stars in Gerald DuMaurier's Peter Ibbetson at Broadway's Republic Theatre. Lionel Barrymore, Constance Collier, Madge Evans, and Laura Hope Crews are also in the cast. There will be 71 performances.

Playbill Vault’s Today In Theatre History: March 26
Playbill Combined , 2015-03-26 04:00:35
1905 Actor Maurice Barrymore dies today. He was father to Lionel Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore. He was 57 years old.

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