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Ethel Barrymore

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Barrymore in 1940

Ethel Barrymore (or Ethel Mae Blythe; 15 August 1879 – 18 June 1959) was an American actress. She was a member of the Barrymore family of actors. She became quite popular in stage and on Broadway.

Barrymore's first appearance was in 1895, in The Imprudent Young Couple. She played Nora in the play A Doll's House in 1905. She was also in the critically acclaimed movie None but the Lonely Heart. She was in Alfred Hitchcock movies. She was the sister of actors John and Lionel Barrymore and grand-aunt of the actress Drew Barrymore.

Barrymore was born in Philadelphia. She died from Cardiovascular disease in Hollywood, California.[1]

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  1. "Ethel Barrymore Is Dead at 79; One of Stage's 'Royal Family'". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 February 2024.