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Lionel Barrymore

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Birthday
28, 1878
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Nov 15, 1954 (76)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
28, 1878
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Nov 15, 1954 (76)

About

Patriarch of the Barrymore acting family who was one of Hollywood's leading men and played Mister Potter in It's a Wonderful Life. His final film was 1953's Seven Angry Men.

Before Fame

He began his career on stage, performing alongside his grandmother. He later appeared on Broadway with his uncle, and eventually made a name for himself alongside his siblings.

Trivia

In addition to his many Hollywood screen roles, he authored an autobiography.

Family Life

He married actresses Doris Rankin and after their divorce, married Irene Fenwick.

Associated With

He appeared alongside his sister, Ethel Barrymore, in the film Rasputin and the Empress.