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|Also Known As:||Died:||May 29, 1942|
|Born:||February 15, 1882||Cause of Death:||myocarditis, complicated by chronic nephritis, cirrhosis of the liver and gastric ulcers|
|Birth Place:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
"I like to be introduced as America's foremost actor. It precludes the necessity for further effort." --remark attributed to Barrymore by The New York Times May 30, 1942. and by Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion, 8th ed.
When a woman discovered Barrymore relieving himself in a ladies' room, she sniffed, "Mr. Barrymore, this is for ladies!" Turning around without zipping his pants up first, Barrymore responded, "So, my dear, is this!" --story recounted in Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion, 8th ed.
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