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Barrymore

The Barrymore family turned into an acting dynasty when it established the profession as a household tradition from the late 18th century. From the 20th century, major figures distinguished themselves such as Ethel Barrymore who earned an Oscar and Lionel Barrymore, remembered for his role in Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, in 1946. Such a famous clan that it saw its life portrayed on Broadway stages in 1927, in a play entitled The Royal Family. The third sibling, John Barrymore, the ‘Great Profile', inaugurated the family’s dark direction - an alcoholic, his children Diana and John Jr themselves faced dramatic addictions. John Jr’s daughter, Drew Barrymore did not escape the family fate: she inherited from an early age its great talent alongside its demons. Although the cute child star of E.T, Drew Barrymore was heavily drinking and doing drugs before her adolescence. Yet, as an adult, having become a successful director and producer, the actress has conquered her torments and installed the Barrymore name into dignity again.

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John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Tad Alexander and Lionel  Barrymore in Rasputin and the  Empress directed by Richard Boleslawski, 1932
John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Tad Alexander and Lionel Barrymore in Rasputin and the Empress directed by Richard Boleslawski, 1932
Lionel  Barrymore, Walt Disney, Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore on the set of Rasputin and the  Empress directed by Richard Boleslawski, 1932
Lionel Barrymore, Walt Disney, Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore on the set of Rasputin and the Empress directed by Richard Boleslawski, 1932
Lionel Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, and John Barrymore for Rasputin and the  Empress directed by Richard Boleslawski, 1932
Lionel Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, and John Barrymore for Rasputin and the Empress directed by Richard Boleslawski, 1932
Portrait of John Barrymore with Ethel Barrymore, 1930's
Portrait of John Barrymore with Ethel Barrymore, 1930's
Portrait of John Barrymore  in Don Juan directed by Alan Crosland, 1926. Photo by James Abbe
Portrait of John Barrymore in Don Juan directed by Alan Crosland, 1926. Photo by James Abbe
Portrait of John Barrymore with daughter Diana by Alfred Cheney Johnston, 1921
Portrait of John Barrymore with daughter Diana by Alfred Cheney Johnston, 1921
Portrait of John Barrymore by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1932
Portrait of John Barrymore by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1932
Portrait of John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore in Grand Hotel directed by Edmund Goulding, 1932. Photo by George Hurrell
Portrait of John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore in Grand Hotel directed by Edmund Goulding, 1932. Photo by George Hurrell
Portrait of John Barrymore by Baron Adolphe de Meyer for Vanity Fair, 1920
Portrait of John Barrymore by Baron Adolphe de Meyer for Vanity Fair, 1920
Portrait of Diana Barrymore, 1943
Portrait of Diana Barrymore, 1943
Portrait of Lionel Barrymore  for Rasputin and the  Empress directed by Richard Boleslawski, 1932
Portrait of Lionel Barrymore for Rasputin and the Empress directed by Richard Boleslawski, 1932
Portrait of Ethel Barrymore for Rasputin and the  Empress directed by Richard Boleslawski, 1932
Portrait of Ethel Barrymore for Rasputin and the Empress directed by Richard Boleslawski, 1932
Portrait of Lionel Barrymore by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1941
Portrait of Lionel Barrymore by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1941
Portrait of Drew Barrymore by Len Prince, 1994
Portrait of Drew Barrymore by Len Prince, 1994
Portrait of Lionel Barrymore  by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1930's
Portrait of Lionel Barrymore by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1930's
Portrait of John Barrymore  by Melbourne Spurr, 1920's
Portrait of John Barrymore by Melbourne Spurr, 1920's
Portrait of Lionel Barrymore by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1930's
Portrait of Lionel Barrymore by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1930's
Portrait of George Raft and Dolores Costello Barrymore for Yours for the Asking directed by Alexander Hall, 1936
Portrait of George Raft and Dolores Costello Barrymore for Yours for the Asking directed by Alexander Hall, 1936
Portrait of Dolores Costello Barrymore for Yours for the Asking directed by Alexander Hall, 1936
Portrait of Dolores Costello Barrymore for Yours for the Asking directed by Alexander Hall, 1936
Portrait of Ethel Barrymore by Mortimer Offner, 1930s
Portrait of Ethel Barrymore by Mortimer Offner, 1930s
Portrait of Ethel Barrymore by Vandamm Studio, 1929
Portrait of Ethel Barrymore by Vandamm Studio, 1929
Lionel Barrymore, Lauren Bacall, and Humphrey Bogart on the set of Key Largo directed by John Huston, 1948
Lionel Barrymore, Lauren Bacall, and Humphrey Bogart on the set of Key Largo directed by John Huston, 1948
Portrait of John Barrymore by Ted Allen, 1940's
Portrait of John Barrymore by Ted Allen, 1940's
Ethel Barrymore, Leaning over the Crib of Her Third Child, John Drew Colt in 1913
Ethel Barrymore, Leaning over the Crib of Her Third Child, John Drew Colt in 1913
Portrait of John Barrymore and his daughter Diana, 1942
Portrait of John Barrymore and his daughter Diana, 1942
Director Henry Koster and Diana Barrymore on the set of Between Us Girls, 1942
Director Henry Koster and Diana Barrymore on the set of Between Us Girls, 1942
Portrait of Diana Barrymore, 1940's
Portrait of Diana Barrymore, 1940's
Drew Barrymore in E.T directed by Steven Spielberg, 1982
Drew Barrymore in E.T directed by Steven Spielberg, 1982
Portrait of Ethel Barrymore, 1904
Portrait of Ethel Barrymore, 1904
Portrait of John Drew Barrymore, 1950's
Portrait of John Drew Barrymore, 1950's
Portrait of Maurice Barrymore, 1891
Portrait of Maurice Barrymore, 1891
Portrait of Maurice Barrymore, 1890's
Portrait of Maurice Barrymore, 1890's
Portrait of Louise Lane Drew, 1890's
Portrait of Louise Lane Drew, 1890's
Portrait of Georgina Drew, 1890's
Portrait of Georgina Drew, 1890's
Dolores Costello and John Barrymore in Sea beast directed by Millard Webb, 1926
Dolores Costello and John Barrymore in Sea beast directed by Millard Webb, 1926
Dolores Costello and  John Barrymore in When a Man Loves directed by Alan Crosland, 1927
Dolores Costello and John Barrymore in When a Man Loves directed by Alan Crosland, 1927
Dolores Costello and  John Barrymore in When a Man Loves directed by Alan Crosland, 1927
Dolores Costello and John Barrymore in When a Man Loves directed by Alan Crosland, 1927
Wedding day of John Barrymore and Dolores Costello, 1920's
Wedding day of John Barrymore and Dolores Costello, 1920's
John Barrymore and Dolores Costello, the third Mrs. Barrymore, honeymooning in the Galapagos Islands. 1928
John Barrymore and Dolores Costello, the third Mrs. Barrymore, honeymooning in the Galapagos Islands. 1928
John Barrymore and Dolores Costello, 1920's
John Barrymore and Dolores Costello, 1920's
Portrait of Dolores Costello, 1920's
Portrait of Dolores Costello, 1920's
Portrait of Dolores Costello, 1920's
Portrait of Dolores Costello, 1920's
Portrait of Dolores Costello for Little Irish Girl directed by Roy Del Ruth, 1926
Portrait of Dolores Costello for Little Irish Girl directed by Roy Del Ruth, 1926
Portrait of Dolores Costello, 1920's
Portrait of Dolores Costello, 1920's
Maurice Barrymore and Georgie Drew Barrymore, 1890's
Maurice Barrymore and Georgie Drew Barrymore, 1890's
Portrait of Ethel Barrymore by Burr McIntosh, 1901
Portrait of Ethel Barrymore by Burr McIntosh, 1901
Portrait of Ethel Barrymore, 1910's
Portrait of Ethel Barrymore, 1910's
Portrait of John Drew Barrymore, 1954
Portrait of John Drew Barrymore, 1954
Portrait of Lionel Barrymore and Norma Shearer in A free soul directed by Clarence Brown, 1931
Portrait of Lionel Barrymore and Norma Shearer in A free soul directed by Clarence Brown, 1931
Portrait of Dolores Costello Barrymore by Fred Archer, 1930's
Portrait of Dolores Costello Barrymore by Fred Archer, 1930's
Portrait of Dolores Costello Barrymore by Alfred Cheney Johnston, 1930's
Portrait of Dolores Costello Barrymore by Alfred Cheney Johnston, 1930's
Portrait of Drew Barrymore by Inez Van Lamsweerde & V. Matadin, 2000's
Portrait of Drew Barrymore by Inez Van Lamsweerde & V. Matadin, 2000's
Portrait of Drew Barrymore  by Ellen von Unwerth, 1990's
Portrait of Drew Barrymore by Ellen von Unwerth, 1990's
Portrait of Drew Barrymore  by Ellen von Unwerth, 1995
Portrait of Drew Barrymore by Ellen von Unwerth, 1995
Portrait of Drew Barrymore by Ellen von Unwerth, 1995
Portrait of Drew Barrymore by Ellen von Unwerth, 1995
Portrait of Ethel Barrymore, 1940's
Portrait of Ethel Barrymore, 1940's
Portrait of Drew Barrymore, 2000's
Portrait of Drew Barrymore, 2000's
Portrait of Russell Griswold Colt with Ethel Barrymore and John Drew Colt, Samuel Peabody Colt and Ethel Barrymore Colt, 1914
Portrait of Russell Griswold Colt with Ethel Barrymore and John Drew Colt, Samuel Peabody Colt and Ethel Barrymore Colt, 1914
Portrait of Samuel Peabody Colt, Ethel Barrymore and John Drew Colt, 1930's
Portrait of Samuel Peabody Colt, Ethel Barrymore and John Drew Colt, 1930's
John Drew Barrymore  in While the City Sleeps directed by Frtitz Lang, 1956
John Drew Barrymore in While the City Sleeps directed by Frtitz Lang, 1956
Gloria Swanson and Lionel Barrymore in Sadie Thompson directed by Raoul Walsh, 1928
Gloria Swanson and Lionel Barrymore in Sadie Thompson directed by Raoul Walsh, 1928
Portrait of Lionel Barrymore and his 2nd wife Irene Fenwick, 1925
Portrait of Lionel Barrymore and his 2nd wife Irene Fenwick, 1925
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