John Barrymore


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John Sidney Blyth (February 15, 1882 – May 29, 1942) better known as John Barrymore, was an American actor of stage and screen. He first gained fame as a handsome stage actor in light comedy, then high drama and culminating in groundbreaking portrayals in Shakespearean plays Hamlet and Richard III. His success continued with motion pictures in various genres in both the silent and sound eras. ... more »

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  • ''A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.''
    John Barrymore (1882-1942), U.S. actor. Quoted in Gene Fowler, Good Night, Sweet Prince (1943).
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