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Lionel Blythe (Lionel Barrymore)

Born: 1878 AD
Died: 1954 AD, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Composers


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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