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Ethel Barrymore
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    (August 15, 1879-June 18, 1959)
    Died in Beverly Hills Los Angeles, California
    Acted in 'The Nightingale (1914),' 'The Eternal Mother (1917),' 'All at Sea (1933),' 'That Midnight Kiss (1949),' 'Just for You (1952)' and 'Young at Heart (1955)'
    Wrote/Published 'Memories (1955)'
    She preferred stage work over film work.
    She often wore huge, wide hats and hairstyles.
    She was in a convent, where she attained her education.
    A heart condition caused her death.
    She refused a marriage proposal by Winston Churchill.
    Her marriage to Russell Colt ended in divorce.
    She attempted silent film acting during her teen years.
    She was capable of molding into various roles.
    She won the 1944 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for 'None But the Lonely Heart.'
    She first appeared on a New York State stage in 1894.
    Her father was playwright Maurice Barrymore and mother actress Georgina Drew Barrymore.
    Her brothers are Lionel Barrymore and John Barrymore.
    She is the great-aunt of Drew Barrymore.
    Two of her three children are actors Samuel Colt and John Drew Colt.
    Of Hollywood, she said: 'The people are unreal. The flowers are unreal, they don't smell. The fruit is unreal, it doesn't taste of anything. The whole place is a glaring, gaudy nightmarish set, built up in the desert.'
    Her last words supposedly were: 'Is everybody happy? I want everybody to be happy. I know I'm happy.'

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