Born: August 15, 1879 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: June 18, 1959 in Beverly Hills, California, USA
|~Portait photograph of Ethel Barrymore
during her play "The Kingdom of God," in
|~Los Angeles Times, 1959~
Ethel Barrymore was the queen of the American theater's most illustrious family and a dominant
figure of the stage and screen for nearly 60 years.
As a young actress, Barrymore was stately and regal and went from hit to hit, enchanting audiences
with her eloquently husky voice and her elegant stage presence. It was said that as many as 15
suitors had sought the hand of the statuesque star.
She had first appeared on the motion picture screen in 1914 in "The Nightingale." Although several
other films followed she was dissatisfied with the medium and returned to Broadway.
By 1928, she had reached such heights that they built the "Ethel Barrymore Theater" in her honor on
West 47th St. and she opened there in "The Kingdom of God."
Barrymore returned to Hollywood in 1933 to make "Rasputin and the Empress," the only film in
which she appeared with her brothers Lionel and John. It was 11 years before she came back to
Hollywood for "None But the Lonely Heart," for which she won a an Oscar for best supporting
— Jack Smith in the Los Angeles Times June 19, 1959
Camille (1926/II) .... Olympe
... aka The Fate of a Coquette (USA: subtitle)
The Divorcee (1919) .... Lady Frederick Berolles
Our Mrs. McChesney (1918) .... Emma McChesney
National Red Cross Pageant (1917) .... Flanders/Belgium - Flemish & Final episodes
An American Widow (1917) .... Elizabeth Carter
The Eternal Mother (1917) .... Maris
Life's Whirlpool (1917) .... Esther Carey
The Lifted Veil (1917) .... Clorinda Gildersleeve
The Greatest Power (1917) .... Miriam Monroe
... aka Her Greatest Power (USA)
The Call of Her People (1917) .... Egypt
The White Raven (1917) .... Nan Baldwin
The Awakening of Helena Ritchie (1916) .... Helena Richie
The Kiss of Hate (1916) .... Nadia Turgeneff
The Final Judgment (1915) .... Jane Carleson, Mrs. Murray Campbell
The Nightingale (1914) .... Isola Franti, 'The Nightingale'