1878 - Lionel Herbert Blythe in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 28th of April.
1908 - Making his screen debut in "The Paris Hat".
1911 - His second film was Fighting Blood, produced by the Biograph Company.
1920 - Silent movies of particular note for Lionel were "The Copperhead" and "Sadie Thompson".
1931 - Won the Academy Award for his role in the early talkie "A Free Soul".
1940 - Lionel was confined to a wheelchair due to a hip accident and severe arthritis.
1946 - He played Dr. Gillespie in the Doctor Kildare series of films and for his role playing the mean Mr. Potter in "It's A Wonderful Life".
1948 - Known him for the sympathetic role in "Key Largo" with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Becall.
1950-1951 - Portrayed Dr. Gillespie on the syndicated radio show "The Story of Dr. Kildare".
1951 - His autobiography was published which called "We Barrymores."
1954 - Lionel died of a heart attack on November 15th, in Van Nuys, California.
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