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ETHEL BARRYMORE: STAGE BEAUTY | THE CABINET CARD GALLERY

Ethel Barrymore (1879-1959) was an outstanding American actress and a member of the famous theatrical Barrymore family. She was born Ethel Mae Blythe in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her parents were actors and she was the sister of John and Lionel Barrymore.  She was the great-aunt of modern day actress Drew Barrymore.

Ethel Barrymore was considered by many to be the greatest actress of her generation. She was a major Broadway performer and first appeared there in 1895. She had roles in A Dolls House by Ibsen (1905).  She was a strong supporter of the Actors’ Equity Association and played a major role in the 1919 strike. She played in Somerset Maugham’s comedy, The Constant Wife (1926). She also starred in motion pictures beginning her film career in 1914.  Notable films included…

Source: ETHEL BARRYMORE: STAGE BEAUTY | THE CABINET CARD GALLERY

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3 comments on “ETHEL BARRYMORE: STAGE BEAUTY | THE CABINET CARD GALLERY

  1. teagan geneviene
    01/25/2016

    Her profile makes me think of a Roman statue… then my eyes reach the frilly gown. Fun and lovely contrast. Hugs.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mary
    01/25/2016

    Beautiful woman. The side profile does give us a glimpse of Drew. At least I think she is in there.

    Liked by 1 person

    • First Night Design
      01/25/2016

      I’m not sure I can see Drew though watching It’s a Wonderful Life again the other day, I caught a glimpse in Lionel!

      Liked by 1 person

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