Ethel Barrymore

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Ethel Barrymore
Ethel Mae Blythe
BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

Barrymore, Ethel

(1879–1959) stage and film actress; born in Philadelphia. Daughter of Maurice Barrymore and a member of the famous family of actors, she had her first success in Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines (1901), and made some early silent films. In 1944 she won an Academy Award for best supporting actress in None But the Lonely Heart. She was admired for her portrayal of lovable eccentrics.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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The Glass Menagerie * Written by Tennessee Williams * Directed by David Leveaux * Starring Jessica Lange, Christian Slater, and Sarah Paulson * Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City (through July 10)
Theatrical tantrums aside, there is no denying the importance of designers like Mariano Fortuny (favored by Isadora Duncan and Ethel Barrymore) and the ubiquitous Lucile Ltd., founded by Lady Duff Gordon, with salons in London, Paris, and New York, which designed for Alice Joyce, Billie Burke, Castle, and a host of others; or Margaret Pemberton, a prototype of today's stylists, who, working with director Antoinette Perry, read scripts and watched rehearsals, then picked out clothes from such exclusive sources as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bonwit Teller, and Henri Bendel.
His recitals of various rowdy episodes--for example, a drinking bout with Ethel Barrymore, one of "the champion lady boozers of Broadway," enliven the memoir.
On May 1, it opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theater and achieved a resounding popular success.
Her novel <IR> SCARLET SISTER MARY </IR> (1928) won a Pulitzer Prize and was dramatized (1930) by Daniel Reed; the play was performed by a white cast, headed by Ethel Barrymore, in blackface.
Smith will perform at the Oxford Playhouse prior to making her Broadway debut in New Faces of 1956 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, and then go on to star in three more Broadway shows.
He made his film debut in 1949 in That Midnight Kiss costarring Kathryn Grayson and Ethel Barrymore.
the Extra-Terrestrial is the fifth member of the Barrymore acting dynasty to receive a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, after father John D Barrymore and grandfather John Barrymore, whose siblings were Lionel Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore.
(San Diego, Old Globe theater, September 21-November 3; New York, Ethel Barrymore theater, performances begin November 25)
Notables who died this year included Ethel Barrymore, the celebrated actress, June 18, at 79; Ernest Bloch, composer, July 15, at 78; Raymond Chandler, author, Mar.
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$548,531 -$6,065 Ethel Barrymore (P)(1,018) $857,318 $76.28 Fun Home $481,016 $39,347 Circle in the Square (M)(740) $794,880 $91.78 Blackbird $443,329 -$31,867 Belasco(P)(1,014) $892,260 $77.98 Bright Star $421,067 $36,351 Cort(M)(1,048) $916,472 $68.57 The Humans $389,222 $6,598 Helen Hayes (P)(576) $581,744 $91.32 Disaster!