~Lionel Barrymore~

Born: April 28, 1878 in Philadelphia, PA, USA
Died: November 15, 1954 in Van Nuys, CA, USA
~Filmography~
~Actor~

Our Mr. Sun (TV Movie) (1956) ... Father Time (voice)
The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (1954)
- Episode #7.23 (1954) ... Himself
Main Street to Broadway (1953) ... Lionel Barrymore
Lone Star (1952) ... Andrew Jackson
Bannerline (1951) ... Hugo Trimble
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story (Documentary) (1951) ... Himself
Right Cross (1950) ... Sean O'Malley
Screen Actors (Documentary short) (1950) ... Himself (uncredited)

Malaya (1949) ... John Manchester
Down to the Sea in Ships (1949) ... Capt. Bering Joy
Some of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership (Documentary short) (1949) ...
Himself - Host
Key Largo (1948) ... James Temple
Dark Delusion (1947) ... Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Duel in the Sun (1946) ... Sen. Jackson McCanles
The Secret Heart (1946) ... Dr. Rossiger
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) ... Mr. Potter
Three Wise Fools (1946) ... Dr. Richard Gaunght
The Valley of Decision (1945) ... Pat Rafferty
Between Two Women (1945) ... Dr. Leonard B. Gillespie
Dragon Seed (1944) ... Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Since You Went Away (1944) ... Clergyman
3 Men in White (1944) ... Dr. Leonard B. Gillespie
A Guy Named Joe (1943) ... The General
The Last Will and Testament of Tom Smith (Short) (1943) ... Gramps
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943) ... Dr. Leonard B. Gillespie
Tennessee Johnson (1942) ... Thaddeus Stevens
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942) ... Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942) ... Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942) ... Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Lady Be Good (1941) ... Judge Murdock
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941) ... Dr. Leonard Gillespie
The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941) ... Dr. Leonard Gillespie
The Bad Man (1941) ... Uncle Henry Jones
The Penalty (1941) ... 'Grandpop' Logan
Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1940) ... Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940) ... Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940) ... Dr. Leonard Gillespie
The Stars Look Down (1940) ... Narrator (U.S. release only) (voice, uncredited)

The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939) ... Dr. Leonard Barry Gillespie
On Borrowed Time (1939) ... Julian Northrup - Gramps
Calling Dr. Kildare (1939) ... Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Let Freedom Ring (1939) ... Thomas Logan
Young Dr. Kildare (1938) ... Dr. Leonard Gillespie
You Can't Take It with You (1938) ... Martin Vanderhof
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 12 (Documentary short) (1938) ... Lionel Barrymore
Test Pilot (1938) ... Howard B. Drake
A Yank at Oxford (1938) ... Dan Sheridan
A Fireside Chat with Lionel Barrymore (Short) (1938) ...Himself
Navy Blue and Gold (1937) ... Capt. 'Skinny' Dawes
Saratoga (1937) ... Grandpa Clayton
Captains Courageous (1937) ... Disko
A Family Affair (1937) ... Judge James K. Hardy
Camille (1936) ... Monsieur Duval
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) ... Andrew Jackson
The Devil-Doll (1936) ... Paul Lavond
The Road to Glory (1936) ... Papa La Roche / Pvt. Morin
The Voice of Bugle Ann (1936) ... Spring Davis
Ah Wilderness! (1935) ... Nat Miller
The Return of Peter Grimm (1935) ... Peter Grimm
Public Hero Number 1 (1935) ... Doctor Josiah Glass
Mark of the Vampire (1935) ... Professor Zelin
The Little Colonel (1935) ... Colonel Lloyd
David Copperfield (1935) ... Dan Peggotty
Treasure Island (1934) .. Billy Bones
The Girl from Missouri (1934) ... Thomas Randall Paige
Carolina (1934) ... Bob Connelly
This Side of Heaven (1934) ... Martin Turner
La ciudad de cartón (1934) ... Himself
Should Ladies Behave (1933) ... Augustus Merrick
Christopher Bean (1933) ... Dr. Milton Haggett
Night Flight (1933) ... Insp. Robineau
One Man's Journey (1933) ... Eli Watt
Dinner at Eight (1933) ... Oliver Jordan
The Stranger's Return (1933) ... Grandpa Storr
Looking Forward (1933) ... Tim Benton
Sweepings (1933) ... Daniel Pardway
Rasputin and the Empress (1932) ... Grigori Yefimovitch Rasputin
The Washington Masquerade (1932) ... Jeff Keane
Grand Hotel (1932) ... Otto Kringelein
Arsène Lupin (1932) ... Guerchard
Broken Lullaby (1932) ... Dr. H. Holderlin
Mata Hari (1931) ... General Serge Shubin
The Christmas Party (Short) (1931) ... Lionel Barrymore (uncredited)
The Yellow Ticket (1931) ... Baron Igor Andreeff
Guilty Hands (1931) ... Richard Grant
A Free Soul (1931) ... Stephen Ashe
Jackie Cooper's Birthday Party (Documentary short) (1931) ... Himself
Free and Easy (1930) ... Lionel Barrymore - Director of Bedroom Scene
Estrellados (1930) ... Himself (Guest Appearance)

The Mysterious Island (1929) .... Count Andre Dakkar
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) ... Himself - Director of 'Romeo and Juliet' (uncredited)
The River Woman (1928) .... Bill Lefty
West of Zanzibar (1928) .... Mr. Crane
Road House (1928) .... Henry Grayson
The Lion and the Mouse (1928) .... John Ryder
Drums of Love (1928) .... Duke Cathos de Alvia
... aka Sentimental Tommy (USA)
Sadie Thompson (1928) .... Alfred Davidson
The Thirteenth Hour (1927) .... Prof. Leroy
Body and Soul (1927) .... Dr. Leyden ... Movie Still Code: 299-X
Women Love Diamonds (1927) .... Hugo Harlan
The Show (1927) .... The Greek
The Temptress (1926) .... Canterac ... Movie Still Code: 265-X
The Bells (1926) .... Mathias
The Lucky Lady (1926) .... Count Ferranzo
Paris at Midnight (1926) .... Vautrin
Wife Tamers (1926) .... Mr. Barry (C-8)
The Barrier (1926) .... Stark Bennett
Brooding Eyes (1926) .... Slim Jim Carey
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) (uncredited) .... Crowd extra in chariot race
... aka Ben-Hur (USA: short title)
Die Frau mit dem schlechten Ruf (1925) .... Allan Merrick
... aka The Woman Who Did (UK)
The Splendid Road (1925) .... Dan Clehollis
Fifty-Fifty (1925) .... Frederick Harmon
The Wrongdoers (1925) .... Daniel Abbott
Children of the Whirlwind (1925) .... Joe Ellison
The Girl Who Wouldn't Work (1925) .... Gordon Kent
A Man of Iron (1925) .... Philip Durban
... aka The Iron Man
I Am the Man (1924) .... James McQuade
Isn't Life Wonderful (1924)
Meddling Women (1924) .... Edwin Ainsworth/John Wells
Decameron Nights (1924) .... Saladin
... aka Dekameron-Nächte (Germany)
America (1924) .... Capt. Walter Butler
... aka Love and Sacrifice (UK)
Wedding Women (1924)
The Eternal City (1923) .... Baron Bonelli
Unseeing Eyes (1923) .... Conrad Dean
Enemies of Women (1923) .... Prince Lubimoff
Screen Snapshots, Series 4, No. 7 (Documentary short) (1923) ... Himself
The Face in the Fog (1922) .... Boston Blackie Dawson
Boomerang Bill (1922) .... Boomerang Bill
Jim the Penman (1921) .... Jaames Ralston
The Great Adventure (1921) .... Priam Farll
The Devil's Garden (1920) .... William Dale
The Master Mind (1920) .... Henry Allen
... aka Sinners Three (USA)
The Copperhead (1920) .... Milt Shanks

National Red Cross Pageant (1917) .... Undetermined role and episode
The Millionaire's Double (1917) .... Bide Bennington
His Father's Son (1917) .... J. Dabney Barro
The End of the Tour (1917) .... Bron Bennett
The Brand of Cowardice (1916) .... Cyril Hamilton
The Upheaval (1916) .... Jim Gordon
The Quitter (1916/I) .... Happy Jack Lewis
Dorian's Divorce (1916) .... Richard Dorian
A Yellow Streak (1915) .... Barry Dale
Dora Thorne (1915) .... Lord Earle
The Flaming Sword (1915) .... Steve
The Romance of Elaine (1915) .... Marcus Del Mar/Mr. X
The Curious Conduct of Judge Legarde (1915) .... Judge Randolph Legarde
... aka The Valley of Night (USA: reissue title)
A Modern Magdalen (1915) .... Lindsay
Wildfire (1915) .... John Keefe
Under the Gaslight (1914) .... William Byke
The Exploits of Elaine (1914) .... Undetermined Role
The Seats of the Mighty (1914) .... Monsieur Doltaire
The Span of Life (1914) .... Richard Blunt
The Woman in Black (1914/I) .... Robert Crane
The Power of the Press (1914) .... Steve Carson
Men and Women (1914) .... Stephen Rodman/Robert Stevens
Woman Against Woman (1914)
Brute Force (1914)
... aka In Prehistoric Days
... aka Primitive Man (USA: short title)
... aka The Primitive Man (USA)
... aka Wars of the Primal Tribes
Strongheart (1914) .... Billy Saunders
Judith of Bethulia (1914) .... Extra
... aka Her Condoned Sin (International: English title: reissue title)
The Massacre (1914)
Her Father's Silent Partner (1914)
Classmates (1914) .... Dumble
The House of Discord (1913)
The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1913)
... aka The Battle of Elderbush Gulch
All for Science (1913) .... In Detective Agency
So Runs the Way (1913) (unconfirmed) .... Undetermined Role
The Stolen Treaty (1913) .... The Japanese Diplomat
The Strong Man's Burden (1913) .... John
The Crook and the Girl (1913) .... The Nephew
The Work Habit (1913) .... The Father
The Suffragette Minstrels (1913) (unconfirmed)
An Indian's Loyalty (1913) .... The Cattle Buyer
I Was Meant for You (1913) .... Lavina's Father
Under the Shadow of the Law (1913) .... Charles Darnton, the Employer
The Vengeance of Galora (1913) (unconfirmed)
The Mirror (1913) .... Daisy's Father
The Enemy's Baby (1913) .... Ben Brown
A Gamble with Death (1913) .... Jim Benton, the Bartender
In Diplomatic Circles (1913) .... The Japanese Ambassador
Almost a Wild Man (1913) .... In Audience
The Switch Tower (1913) .... First Counterfeiter
Death's Marathon (1913) .... The Financial Backer
The Well (1913) .... The Farmer
Red Hicks Defies the World (1913) .... The Referee
A Timely Interception (1913) .... The Farmer's Brother
The Ranchero's Revenge (1913) .... The Ranchero
Just Gold (1913) .... First Brother
The Yaqui Cur (1913) .... The Easterner
The House of Darkness (1913) .... The Doctor
The Wanderer (1913/II) .... The Male Lover
The Lady and the Mouse (1913) .... The Young Woman's Father
A Misunderstood Boy (1913) .... The Father
The Little Tease (1913) .... In Bar
The Perfidy of Mary (1913) .... Mary's Father
The Sheriff's Baby (1913) .... Third Bandit
Fate (1913/I) .... Father, Loving Family
Near to Earth (1913) .... Gato
The Unwelcome Guest (1913) .... At Auction
... aka An Unwelcome Guest (USA: alternative title)
A Girl's Stratagem (1913)
The Wrong Bottle (1913) .... The Father
Love in an Apartment Hotel (1913) .... In Hotel Lobby
A Chance Deception (1913) .... A Policeman
Oil and Water (1913) .... In First Audience/In Second Audience/Visitor
The Tender Hearted Boy (1913)
An Adventure in the Autumn Woods (1913) .... The Father
The Telephone Girl and the Lady (1913) .... The Desk Sergeant
Three Friends (1913) .... Second Friend
The God Within (1912) .... The Woman of the Camp's Lover
A Cry for Help (1912) .... The Bum
The Burglar's Dilemma (1912) .... The Householder
My Hero (1912)
The New York Hat (1912) .... Preacher Bolton (minister)
Brutality (1912) .... At Wedding
The Informer (1912) .... Union Soldier
My Baby (1912) .... At Table
Gold and Glitter (1912) .... The Lover
Heredity (1912) .... Woodsman
The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912) .... The Musician's Friend
The Painted Lady (1912) .... At Ice Cream Festival
The One She Loved (1912) .... The Neighbor
The Chief's Blanket (1912) .... The Young Man
So Near, Yet So Far (1912) .... In Club
Friends (1912) .... Grizzley Fallon (Dandy Jack's friend)
Home Folks (1912)
The Miser's Heart (1911) .... Jules, the Thief
The Battle (1911) .... Wagon Driver
Fighting Blood (1911)

The Paris Hat (1908)

~Director~

Guilty Hands (uncredited) (1931)
Ten Cents a Dance (1931)
The Sea Bat (uncredited) (1930)
The Rogue Song (1930)
Redemption (retakes, uncredited) (1930)

His Glorious Night (1929)
The Unholy Night (1929)
Madame X (1929)
Confession (Short) (1929)

Life's Whirlpool (1917)
Chocolate Dynamite (Short) (1914)
Just Boys (Short) (1914)
No Place for Father (Short) (1913)
Where's the Baby? (Short) (1913)
His Secret (Short) (1913)

~Writer~

Life's Whirlpool (scenario) (1917)
The Criminal's Thumb (Short) (1916)
The Vengeance of Galora (Short) (writer) (1913)
The Tender Hearted Boy (Short) (writer) (1913)
The Burglar's Dilemma (Short) (1912)
~The Los Angeles Times~
November 16, 1954
Lionel Barrymore was the eldest brother in a a famed family of actors and himself a veteran of stage,
screen and radio.

He made his stage debut in 1883 at 5, and in 1909 entered the movies at a time when they were called
"leaping tintypes."

Barrymore wrote movie scenarios at $25 apiece, toured in vaudeville and in his early youth studied art
in Paris for two years. He abandoned his ambition to become a painter, he once said, because "acting
was the only sure way I knew of getting salt and pepper to put in water to make believe it was soup."

Barrymore made his debut on the New York stage in "The Rivals," in which his grandmother was cast
as Mrs. Malaprop.

He joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to star in "The Barrier" in 1926 and won an Academy Award in 1931
for the best performance by an actor in "A Free Soul."

Others of his many movies included "David Copperfield," "Camille," "Captains Courageous," "Test
Pilot," "You Can't Take It With You" and "The Return of Peter Grimm."

In the "Doctor Kildare" series he was the gruff Dr. Gillespie. On radio his voice became a familiar sound
to millions in the weekly "Mayor of the Town" and as Dickens' Scrooge, a character he played at
Christmas time for years.

In addition to his stage and film careers, Barrymore wrote several books including "We Barrymores,"
which traces traces the background and experiences of the Barrymore family and was co-authored
with Cameron Shipp.

Barrymore was also a proficient composer. His musical compositions "Tableau Russe" and Prelude and
Fugue and others were played by symphony orchestras in Los Angeles and New York.

But he disparaged remarks that his musical works would ever become immortal.

"Why, I'm an actor," he once said. "People would think me impertinent if they believed I was taking
myself seriously as a composer."

— Los Angeles Times Nov. 16, 1954