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Ethel Barrymore ACTOR

Ethel Barrymore was born on August 15th, 1879 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the birth name Ethel Mae Blythe.  She was the second child born to parents, Maurice Barrymore, who’s real name was Herbert Blythe and Georgiana Drew.  Both her parents were working actors and she came from a family with a history of working professional actors.
She first became involved in the entertainment industry working as a stage actress in New York City, becoming a highly regarded Broadway stage performer.  She first appeared on Broadway in 1895 in a production of, “The Imprudent Young Couple” followed by a role in, “Rosemary” (1896).
She then went overseas to London to work on, “Secret Service” (1897) which followed with her being offered a role in a production of, “The Bells”.  Finally, when she returned to America she was cast in, “Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines” which was the stage production show that caught the attention of many film critics.
She continued as a stage star in such plays as, “The Constant Wife”, “Rasputin and the Empress” and "Laura Garnett”.  Then in 1914 her film career began with a role in, “The Nightingale” followed by roles in, “The Awakening of Helena Ritchie” (1916), “The Call of Her People” (1917), “National Red Cross Pageant” (1917) and “None But the Lonely Heart” (1944) for which she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
After she moved to Los Angeles and made the transition from silent films to sound she starred in such pictures as, “The Spiral Staircase” (1946), “Portrait of Jennie” (1948) and her final film appearance, “Johnny Trouble” (1957).
Along with a highly successful stage and film career, Ethel was also seen on a number of television appearances such as, “All Star Revue” (1951).
She married Russell Griswold Colt in 1882 and they had three children together, Ethel Barrymore Colt, Samuel Colt and John Drew Colt.  The couple then divorced in 1923.  She never remarried but did have other relationships with such prominent men as actors Henry Daniell and Louis Calhern.
Ethel Barrymore passed away on June 18th, 1959 in Beverly Hills, California after suffering from a heart condition. She was entombed at Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.


1957 Johnny Trouble
1955 G.E. True Theater 
1954 Young at Heart 
1954 Climax
1953 Omnibus 
1953 The Story of Three Loves 
1952 Hollywood Opening Night 
1952 Just for You 
1952 Deadline - U.S.A. 
1951 It's a Big Country 
1951 The Secret of Convict Lake 
1951 Kind Lady 
1950 NBC Television Opera Theatre 
1949 Pinky 
1949 That Midnight Kiss 
1949 The Red Danube 
1949 The Great Sinner
1948 Portrait of Jennie 
1948 Moonrise 
1947 The Paradine Case 
1947 Night Song 
1947 Moss Rose 
1947 The Farmer's Daughter 
1945 The Spiral Staircase 
1944 None But the Lonely Heart
1933 All at Sea
1932 Rasputin and the Empress 
1926 Camille
1918 Our Mrs. McChesney
1917 National Red Cross Pageant 
1917 An American Widow 
1917 The Eternal Mother 
1917 Life's Whirlpool
1917 The Lifted Veil 
1917 The Greatest Power 
1917 The Call of Her People 
1917 The White Raven
1916 The Awakening of Helena Ritchie
1916 The Kiss of Hate
1915 The Final Judgment
1914 The Nightingale

Matinee Classics - None But the Lonely Heart starring Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore, Barry Fitzgerald, June Duprez, Jane Wyatt, George Coulouris, Dan Duryea, Roman Bohnen and Konstantin Shayne
Matinee Classics - None But the Lonely Heart starring Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore, Barry Fitzgerald, June Duprez, Jane Wyatt, George Coulouris, Dan Duryea, Roman Bohnen and Konstantin Shayne
Matinee Classics - The Story of Three Loves starring Pier Angeli, Ethel Barrymore, Leslie Caron, Kirk Douglas, Farley Granger, James Mason, Moira Shearer, Agnes Moorehead, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Richard Anderson
Matinee Classics - Pinky starring Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan, Basil Ruysdael, Kenny Washington, Nina Mae McKinney, Griff Barnett, Frederick O'Neal, Evelyn Varden, Raymond Greenleaf and Arthur Hunnicutt

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