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John Barrymore

1882 - 1942

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John Barrymore (born John Sidney Blyth; February 14 or 15, 1882 – May 29, 1942) was an American actor on stage, screen and radio. A member of the Drew and Barrymore theatrical families, he initially tried to avoid the stage, and briefly attempted a career as an artist, but appeared on stage together with his father Maurice in 1900, and then his sister Ethel the following year. He began his career in 1903 and first gained attention as a stage actor in light comedy, then high drama, culminating in productions of Justice (1916), Richard III (1920) and Hamlet (1922); his portrayal of Hamlet led to him being called the "greatest living American tragedian".After a success as Hamlet in London in 1925, Barrymore left the stage for 14 years and instead focused entirely on films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Barrymore has received more than 3,832,258 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). John Barrymore is the 1,147th most popular actor (down from 1,072nd in 2019), the 2,041st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,988th in 2019) and the 558th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, John Barrymore ranks 1,147 out of 9,996Before him are Girish Karnad, Soad Hosny, Kemal Sunal, Kurt Gerron, Mercedes McCambridge, and Louise Brooks. After him are Linda Gray, Graham Greene, Mikael Persbrandt, Delphine Seyrig, Bob Fosse, and Jean Arthur.

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Among people born in 1882, John Barrymore ranks 80Before him are Natalia Sedova, Germaine Dulac, Leo Perutz, Joaquín Turina, Korney Chukovsky, and Yoshijirō Umezu. After him are William Halsey Jr., Ernst von Weizsäcker, Florian Znaniecki, Eugène Joseph Delporte, David Burliuk, and Ladislas Starevich. Among people deceased in 1942, John Barrymore ranks 66Before him are Georg Stumme, Felix Weingartner, Yuri Kondratyuk, Germaine Dulac, Valdemar Poulsen, and Alexander Belyaev. After him are Stjepan Filipović, Alfred Flatow, Augustinas Voldemaras, Julio González, Thorvald Stauning, and Alois Eliáš.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Barrymore ranks 2,041 out of 18,182Before him are Frank Borzage (1894), Ted Danson (1947), Al Lettieri (1928), Mercedes McCambridge (1916), Joseph Greenberg (1915), and Louise Brooks (1906). After him are Grace Slick (1939), Wolfgang Kapp (1858), Linda Gray (1940), Sam Houston (1793), Christina Aguilera (1980), and Bob Fosse (1927).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, John Barrymore ranks 558Before him are Ashley Judd (1968), Christine Baranski (1952), Ted Danson (1947), Al Lettieri (1928), Mercedes McCambridge (1916), and Louise Brooks (1906). After him are Linda Gray (1940), Bob Fosse (1927), Jean Arthur (1900), Brendan Fraser (1968), Armand Assante (1949), and Madeleine Stowe (1958).

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