John Barrymore Biography

Theater Actor, Actor, Film Actor (1882–1942)
American actor John Barrymore, called “The Great Profile,” is remembered for his roles as a debonair leading man and for his interpretations of Shakespeare.


John Barrymore was born February 15, 1882,in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied painting in Paris but returned to the United States to make his stage debut in 1903. He became a popular light comedian, but it was in serious roles that he scored his greatest stage triumphs. He appeared in motion pictures from 1913. He was considered one of the greatest and handsomest actors of the age.

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