John Barrymore (John Sidney Blyth; February 14 or 15, 1882 – May 29, 1942) was an American actor on stage, screen and radio. 20th Century, Rasputin and the Empress, Grand Hotel, Dinner at 8, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Beloved Rogue, Romeo & Juliet, Don Juan.
John BARRYMORE (1882-1942) * AFI Top Actor nominee > Active 1912-41 > Born John Sidney Blyth 14 or 15 Feb 1882 Pennsylvania > Died 29 May 1942 (aged 60) California, cirrhosis of the liver & kidney failure, complicated by pneumonia > Spouses: Katherine Corri Harris (1910-17 div); Blanche Oelrichs (1920-28 div); Dolores Costello (1928-34 div); Elaine Barrie (1936-40 div) > Children 3. Photo 1920.
Greta Garbo & John Barrymore in Grand Hotel (1932) Grand Hotel was the first film ever made with an "all star cast." In addition to Garbo & J. Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Berry & John's father, Lionel Barrymore shared the spotlight. Although a common occurrence in today's movies, the film was a pioneer at the time.