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Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore
from the trailer for Camille (1936)
Personal information
Birth nameLionel Herbert Blythe
Birth dateApril 28, 1878
Place of birthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of deathNovember 15, 1954(age 76)
Death placeBeverly Hills, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, director, screenwriter
Years active1893 - 1954
Spouse-Doris Rankin-1904-1923(divorced) 2 children
-Irene Fenwick-1923-1936(her death)

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Lionel Barrymore (April 28, 1878 - November 15, 1954) was an American actor of stage, screen and radio. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Free Soul (1931). He is well known for the role of the villainous Henry Potter character in Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life.

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