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John Barrymore

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Dr. Jekyll &... DVD. Feature film. Stars John Barrymore & Nita Naldi. Dir. By John S. Robertson.... more info $18.95was $24.99 Buy Now

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Dr. Jekyll and... John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield. One of the first great American horror films,... more info $5.95was $6.98 Buy Now

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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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