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John Barrymore

John Blythe (February 15, 1882 - May 29, 1942), better known as John Barrymore, became famous as a Shakespearean actor, lauded for his Hamlet. His classic nose and distinguished features won him the nickname "The Great Profile." Barrymore was a hard drinking man with a troubled personal life that cut his life short. He appeared in several films including many of "Bulldog Drummond" B-movies -- Bulldog was the James Bond of the 1930s -- but never reached the heights he achieved on stage. He was the younger brother of actors Lionel and Ethel Barrymore[?] and the grandfather of Drew Barrymore.

See also: Barrymore family



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