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Overview for Ethel Barrymore
Ethel Barrymore

Ethel Barrymore


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Also Known As: Died: June 18, 1959
Born: August 15, 1879 Cause of Death: heart ailment
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...


"More regal than royalty." --critical accolade once bestowed on Barrymore quoted in her The New York Times June 19, 1959 obituary.

"That's all there is; there isn't any more." --famous curtain speech by Barrymore

"A great lady and a great actress." --Harry S Truman on the occasion of Barrymore's seventieth birthday; quoted in her The New York Times June 19, 1959 obituary.

A Broadway theater (on 47th Street, west of Broadway) was named in her honor.

Barrymore was noted for her love of baseball, her large library and her morbid wit.

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