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John Barrymore

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John Barrymore (Interview / Drunk)

 

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Katharine Hepburn's John Barrymore Story | The Dick Cavett Show

 

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John Barrymore Hamlet's Soliloqoy

 

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John Barrymore Interview 1940

 

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John Barrymore Introduces Himself | From the Archives | Great Performances on PBS

John Barrymore was an American actor on stage, screen and radio. A member of the Drew and Barrymore theatrical families, he initially tried to avoid the stage, and briefly attempted a career as an artist, but appeared on stage together with his father Maurice in 1900, and then his sister Ethel the following year. He began his career in 1903 and first gained attention as a stage actor in light comedy, then high drama, culminating in productions of Justice (1916), Richard III (1920) and Hamlet (1922); his portrayal of Hamlet led to him being called the "greatest living American tragedian".
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