Lionel Barrymore

1878 - 1954

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Lionel Barrymore (born Lionel Herbert Blythe; April 28, 1878 – November 15, 1954) was an American actor of stage, screen and radio as well as a film director. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Free Soul (1931), and remains best known to modern audiences for the role of villainous Mr. Potter in Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lionel Barrymore has received more than 2,756,731 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Lionel Barrymore is the 1,112th most popular actor (down from 1,082nd in 2019), the 2,054th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,004th in 2019) and the 549th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Lionel Barrymore ranks 1,112 out of 10,030Before him are Mary McDonnell, Hannah Chaplin, Joe Pantoliano, Victor French, Gino Cervi, and Marisa Berenson. After him are Ralph Bellamy, Angela Bassett, Arnold Vosloo, Henry Bergman, Donald Glover, and Julian Glover.

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Among people born in 1878, Lionel Barrymore ranks 55Before him are Yosano Akiko, Princess Isabelle of Orléans, Abdelaziz of Morocco, Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria, Angelica Balabanoff, and Upton Sinclair. After him are Georg Kaiser, Paul Troost, Paul Pelliot, Franz Schreker, Jack Johnson, and Eino Leino. Among people deceased in 1954, Lionel Barrymore ranks 40Before him are Sadriddin Ayni, Stig Dagerman, Oscar Straus, Viktor Abakumov, James Hilton, and Clemens Krauss. After him are Princess Margaret of Prussia, Edwin Howard Armstrong, Yehuda Ashlag, Theodor Kaluza, Onofre Marimón, and Fritz London.

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Among people born in United States, Lionel Barrymore ranks 2,054 out of 15,968Before him are Mary McDonnell (1952), Dexter Gordon (1923), Joe Pantoliano (1951), Victor French (1934), Chris Evert (1954), and Marisa Berenson (1947). After him are George Kelly (1905), Eddie Eagan (1897), Herbert Blumer (1900), Busta Rhymes (1972), Chris Columbus (1958), and Ralph Bellamy (1904).

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Among actors born in United States, Lionel Barrymore ranks 549Before him are Ellen Pompeo (1969), Brad Davis (1949), Mary McDonnell (1952), Joe Pantoliano (1951), Victor French (1934), and Marisa Berenson (1947). After him are Ralph Bellamy (1904), Angela Bassett (1958), Henry Bergman (1868), Donald Glover (1983), Renée Taylor (1933), and Dana Elcar (1927).

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