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Lionel Barrymore

Film Director / Composer / Musician / Screenwriter / Actor / Television Presenter | * 04/28/1878 († 76, 11/15/1954) | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States of America (USA))
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. He is also particularly remembered as Ebenezer Scrooge in annual broadcasts of A Christmas Carol during his last two decades. He is also known for playing Dr. Leonard Gillespie in MGM's nine Dr. Kildare films, a role he reprised in a further six films focusing solely on Gillespie and in a radio series titled The Story of Dr. Kildare. He was a member of the theatrical Barrymore family. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Lionel Barrymore

Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Director

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Movies with Lionel Barrymore as Actor(163)

as Himself (archive footage)2015 Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn
as The Innkeeper (archive footage)2003 The Mesmerist
as Himself (archive footage)2003 Complicated Women
as (archive footage)1988 James Stewart's Wonderful Life
as (archive footage)1976 That's Entertainment, Part II
as (archive footage) (uncredited)1974 That's Entertainment!
as Father Time (voice)1956 Our Mr. Sun
as (archive footage)1955 Film Fun
as Andrew Jackson1952 Lone Star
as Hugo Trimble1951 Bannerline
as Sean O'Malley1950 Right Cross
as himself1950 Screen Actors
as Bering Joy1949 Down to the Sea in Ships
as John Manchester1949 Malaya
as James Temple1948 Key Largo
as Leonard Gillespie1947 Dark Delusion
as Henry F. Potter1946 It's a Wonderful Life
as Dr. Richard Gaunght1946 Three Wise Fools
as Dr. Rossiger1946 The Secret Heart
as Sen. Jackson Tilt McCanles1946 Duel in the Sun
as Pat Rafferty1945 The Valley of Decision
as Dr. Leonard Gillespie1945 Between Two Women
as Dr. Leonard B. Gillespie1944 3 Men in White
as Clergyman1944 Since You Went Away
as Narrator (voice)1944 Dragon Seed
as The General1943 A Guy Named Joe
as Dr. Leonard Gillespie1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case
as Dr. Leonard Gillespie1942 Calling Dr. Gillespie
as Dr. Leonard Gillespie1942 Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant
as Dr. Leonard Gillespie1942 Dr. Kildare's Victory
as Thaddeus Stevens1942 Tennessee Johnson
as 'Grandpop' Logan1941 The Penalty
as Dr. Leonard Gillespie1941 The People Vs. Dr. Kildare
as Dr. Leonard Gillespie1941 Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day
as Judge Murdock1941 Lady Be Good
as Uncle Henry Jones1941 The Bad Man
as Dr. Leonard Gillespie1940 Dr. Kildare Goes Home
as Dr. Leonard Gillespie1940 Dr. Kildare's Crisis
as Dr. Leonard Gillespie1940 Dr. Kildare's Strange Case
as Narrator (U.S. release only) (voice)1940 The Stars Look Down
as (archive footage)1940 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
as Thomas Logan1939 Let Freedom Ring
as Julian Northrup aka Gramps1939 On Borrowed Time
as Dr. Leonard Gillespie1939 Calling Dr. Kildare
as Dr. Leonard Barry Gillespie1939 The Secret of Dr. Kildare
as Dan Sheridan1938 A Yank at Oxford
as Grandpa Martin Vanderhof1938 You Can't Take It with You
as Dr. Gillespie1938 Young Dr. Kildare
as Howard B. Drake1938 Test Pilot
as Captain 'Skinny' Dawes1937 Navy Blue and Gold
as Judge Hardy1937 A Family Affair
as Grandpa Clayton1937 Saratoga
as Captain Disko Troop1937 Captains Courageous
as Springfield Davis1936 The Voice of Bugle Ann
as Andrew Jackson1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
as Paul Lavond1936 The Devil-Doll
as Monsieur Duval1936 Camille
as Papa La Roche / Pvt. Morin1936 The Road to Glory
as Professor Zelin1935 Mark of the Vampire
as Dr. Josiah Glass1935 Public Hero Number 1
as Colonel Lloyd1935 The Little Colonel
as Nat Miller1935 Ah, Wilderness!
as Dan Peggotty1935 David Copperfield
as Peter Grimm1935 The Return Of Peter Grimm
as T.R. Paige1934 The Girl from Missouri
as Billy Bones1934 Treasure Island
as Bob Connelly1934 Carolina
as Martin Turner1934 This Side of Heaven
as Tim Benton1933 Looking Forward
as Grandpa Cyrus Tatum Storr1933 The Stranger's Return
as Augustus Merrick1933 Should Ladies Behave
as Robineau1933 Night Flight
as Oliver Jordan1933 Dinner at Eight
as Daniel Pardway1933 Sweepings
as Eli Watt1933 One Man's Journey
as Dr. Milton Haggett1933 Christopher Bean
as Detective Guerchard1932 Arsène Lupin
as Grigori Rasputin1932 Rasputin and the Empress
as Dr. H. Holderlin1932 The Broken Lullaby
as Jefferson "Jeff" Keane1932 The Washington Masquerade
as Otto Kringelein1932 Grand Hotel
as Richard Grant1931 Guilty Hands
as Himself (uncredited)1931 The Christmas Party
as General Serge Shubin1931 Mata Hari
as Baron Igor Andreeff1931 The Yellow Ticket
as Stephen Ashe1931 A Free Soul
as Bedroom Scene1930 Free and Easy
as Himself - Director of 'Romeo and Juliet' (uncredited)1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929
as Andre Dakkar1929 The Mysterious Island
as Alfred Davidson1928 Sadie Thompson
as John Ryder1928 The Lion and the Mouse
as Mr. Crane1928 West of Zanzibar
as Duke Cathos de Alvia1928 Drums of Love
as Prof. Leroy1927 The Thirteenth Hour
as Dr. Leyden1927 Body and Soul
as The Greek1927 The Show
as Hugo Harlan1927 Women Love Diamonds
as Vautrin1926 Paris at Midnight
as Mathias1926 The Bells
as Slim Jim Carey1926 Brooding Eyes
as Count Ferranzo1926 The Lucky Lady
as Canterac1926 The Temptress
as Mr. Barry1926 Wife Tamers
as Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
as Gordon Kent1925 The Girl Who Wouldn't Work
as Frederick Harmon1925 Fifty-Fifty
as Joe Ellison1925 Children of the Whirlwind
as Saladin1924 Decameron Nights
as Capt. Walter Butler1924 America
as Prince Lubimoff1923 Enemies of Women
as Baron Bonelli1923 The Eternal City
as Conrad Dean1923 Unseeing Eyes
as Boston Blackie Dawson1922 The Face in the Fog
as James Ralston1921 Jim the Penman
as Milt Shanks1920 The Copperhead
as John Keefe1915 Wildfire
as Billy Saunders1914 Strongheart
as Robert Crane1914 The Woman in Black
as John - the Elder Brother1913 The Strong Man's Burden
as Uncle James - The Farmer's Brother1913 A Timely Interception
as The Cattle Buyer1913 An Indian's Loyalty
as Second Friend1913 Three Friends
as The Easterner1913 The Yaqui Cur
as The Male Lover1913 The Wanderer
as Father, Loving Family1913 Fate
as First Counterfeiter1913 The Switch Tower
as The Doctor1913 The House of Darkness
as In Bar1913 The Little Tease
as The Father1913 The Lady and the Mouse
as Grizzley Fallon - Dandy Jack's Friend1912 Friends
as The Neighbor1912 The One She Loved
as At Ice Cream Festival1912 The Painted Lady
as The Woman of the Camp's Lover1912 The God Within
as The Householder1912 The Burglar’s Dilemma
as In Club1912 So Near, Yet So Far
as The Musician's Friend1912 The Musketeers of Pig Alley
as At table1912 My Baby

Movies with Lionel Barrymore as Crew(12)

Directing/Director1931 Ten Cents a Dance
Directing/Director1930 The Rogue Song
Directing/Director1930 The Sea Bat
Directing/Director1930 Redemption
Directing/Director1929 Madame X
Directing/Director1929 The Unholy Night
Directing/Director1929 His Glorious Night
Sound/Music1929 His Glorious Night
Directing/Director1917 Life's Whirlpool
Writing/Writer1917 Life's Whirlpool
Directing/Director1913 His Secret
Writing/Writer1912 The Burglar’s Dilemma

Full Name: Lionel Barrymore
Born: Sunday, 04/28 1878 (April) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States of America (USA))
Died: Monday, 11/15 1954 (November) in Van Nuys (aged: 76)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Educated at: Episcopal Academy
Spouses (current/former): Doris Rankin, Irene Fenwick
Father: Maurice Barrymore
Mother: Georgiana Drew
Other names for Lionel Barrymore (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Lionel Herbert Blythe"
"Lionel Blythe"
"Лайонел Бэрримор"
Lionel Barrymore frequently works together with these people:
Cedric Gibbons (53x, Crew)
D. W. Griffith (31x, Crew)
Douglas Shearer (30x, Crew)
Adrian (19x, Crew)
Willis Goldbeck (19x, Crew)
Edwin B. Willis (18x, Crew)
Clark Gable (16x, Actor)
Lillian Gish (16x, Actress)
Henry B. Walthall (16x, Actor)
Nell Craig (16x, Actress)
Harry Ruskin (15x, Crew)
George S. Irving (1x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:62447, Added: 05/23/2018, Last updated: 06/03/2021