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Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore

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Also Known As: Died: November 15, 1954
Born: April 28, 1878 Cause of Death: heart ailment
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1893:
First stage appearance as Thomas the coachman in "The Rivals" (for one performance) during tour starring his grandmother, Mrs. John Drew
1897:
Stage acting debut in "The Bachelor's Baby"
1900:
Broadway debut in "Sag Harbor"
1909:
Joined Biograph film company
1911:
Acted in over 50 short films (many by D.W. Griffith)
1912:
Wrote two short films, one of which was D.W. Griffith's "The Tender-Hearted Boy"
1914:
Feature film acting debut in "Men and Women"
1917:
Feature writing and directing debut, "Life's Whirlpool"
1928:
Acted in MGM's first talkie, "Alias Jimmy Valentine"
1929:
First feature as producer and composer (also director), "His Glorious Night"
1938:
First appearance as Dr. Gillespie (for the 15-film MGM series) in "Young Dr. Kildare"
1942:
Composed tone poem, "In Memoriam," in dedication to his brother, John, which was performed by the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra
1953:
Last screen appearance in "Main Street to Broadway" (as himself)

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