Lionel Barrymore

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Lionel Barrymore
Lionel Herbert Blythe
BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Barrymore, Lionel

(1878–1954) stage, film, and radio actor; born in Philadelphia. Brother of Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore of the great acting family, he was known as a fine character actor. His film career included 15 Dr. Kildare movies, as well as You Can't Take It with You (1938). He is well remembered for his depiction of Scrooge in the 1936 radio presentation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Radio became his primary career after he was confined to a wheelchair. Listeners in the 1940s knew him as The Mayor of the Town.
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So happiness wasn't a radio station you'd arrive at, it was the wheelchair you were traveling on, and for Lionel Barrymore it must have been an express trip all the way.
The 1946 all-time favourite starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore is an annual treat at the Rex.
Lionel Barrymore wasn't riding around in that wheelchair just for the sake of his character.
They cheered as she converted the great Lionel Barrymore from crusty old curmudgeon to loveable grandpa in The Little Colonel, so cloyingly sentimental that the dialogue was drowned by the sound of heartfelt sniffs from the stalls.
Her highly-precocious talent caused Lionel Barrymore to remark: "If that child had been born in the middle ages, she'd have been burned as a witch
But what a cast of characters the book has, including Dana Andrews, Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, William Bendix, Humphrey Bogart, Charlie Chaplin, John Garfield, Greer Garson, Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Charles Laughton, Robert Mitchum, Edward G.
McDonald ($238,000), who out-earned Robert Montgomery, Dick Powell and Lionel Barrymore that year.
During the years 1943 to 1946, Ian was taking off American film stars and entertainers like Lionel Barrymore, Ronald Colman, Charles Boyer, Lou Costello, Jack Benny, and `Snozzle' Durante, as well as British comedian Arthur Askey.
She also commented that Lionel Barrymore was ``like a grandfather to me.
An old black and white film "You Can't Take it With You" starring Jean Arthur and Lionel Barrymore was enjoyed at Film Night.
THIS pre-war Hollywood version was designed as a star vehicle for Lionel Barrymore, who went on to play the evil Potter in festive classic It's A Wonderful Life.