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John Barrymore
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    (February 14, 1882-May 29, 1942)
    Birth name was John Blyth
    Brother of Lionel Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore
    Grandfather of Drew Barrymore
    Acted in 'Grand Hotel,' 'Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde,' 'Sherlock Holmes,' 'Twentieth Century,' 'Rasputin and the Empress,' 'Don Juan,' 'The Sea Beast,' 'Romeo and Juliet'
    He squandered one of the greatest talents of the twentieth century on self-indulgence.
    He was married four times.
    He was an alcoholic who was so dependent on alcohol that when he couldn't get any, he would drink his wife's perfume.
    He disliked acting and wanted to be an artist.
    He was once woken up after a drunken spree by the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and when he tried to get information from a policeman, the policeman forced him to stack bricks for two days.
    When he played Hamlet on Broadway, it was expected that he would end the run at 99 out of respect for Edwin Booth's record of 100, but he played it for 101.
    He starred in 'Grand Hotel,' the only film to win the Best Picture Oscar that was not nominated in any other category.
    Despite being considered one of the finest actors in the world, he was never nominated for an Academy Award.
    When he failed to be nominated for an Oscar for 'Twentieth Century,' he said 'they all think I'd show up drunk, and I just might.'
    Cue cards were invented for him after his memory was so shot by alcohol that he couldn't remember to say lines like 'yes' and 'no.' He claimed he knew his lines, but like a tightrope walker, the cue card was his safety net.
    He had terrible personal hygiene and actresses who played opposite him complained about his body odor.
    He enjoyed profanity and his vocabulary overused such words as 'defecation,' 'eleemosynary,' 'expectoration,' 'glorious' and 'wonderful.'
    'He called woman 'cunts' or 'twittering vaginas.'
    He call his buddies 'shits.'
    At fifteen, he was seduced by his stepmother, Mamie Floyd.
    His nickname was 'The Profile.'
    He said: 'Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?'
    His stage performances of Hamlet and Richard III are considered two of the major theatrical achievements of the 20th century.
    He made an easy transition from silent movies to sound.
    There is legend that his friends (including W.C. Fields) were so despondent at his death that they stole his body to have a final drink with him.
    His left profile was so striking that he was known as 'The Great Profile.'
    He was the subject of a Tony award winning one man show.

Credit: Jon Mullich

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