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Lionel Barrymore
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Birth Date:April 28, 1878
Astrology Sign:Taurus
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Died Date:November 15, 1954

Occupation:Movie Actor

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Lionel Barrymore

Biography:Lionel Barrymore (born Lionel Blythe) (April 28, 1878 - November 15, 1954) was an American actor of stage, radio and film.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was the elder brother of Ethel and John Barrymore (John Barrymore was the grandfather of Drew Barrymore).

Barrymore made a name for himself on stage before going to Hollywood in 1924. He won an Oscar in 1931 for best actor in A Free Soul, after having been nominated in 1930 for best director for Madame X.

He played the irascible Doctor Gillespie in a series of Doctor Kildare and Doctor Gillespie movies in the 1930s and 1940s, and the title role in the 1940s radio series Mayor of the Town. Years later, after breaking his hip twice, he was confined to a wheelchair, but still acted. He is perhaps currently best known as Mr. Potter, the miserly banker and slumlord, in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Barrymore died from a heart attack on November 15, 1954, in Van Nuys, California), aged 76.

Lionel Barrymore is entombed in the Calvary Cemetery in East Los Angeles, California.

He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1724 Vine Street.

He is the grand-uncle of actress Drew Barrymore.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Key Largo (1948)
Duel in the Sun (1947)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
The Valley of Decision (1945)
Since You Went Away (1944)
You Can't Take it With You (1938)
Test Pilot (1938)
Captains Courageous (1937)
Camille (1936)
Ah, Wilderness! (1935)
Dinner at Eight (1933)
Grand Hotel (1932)
A Free Soul (1931)
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)
Sadie Thompson (1928)

Personality and Character Cards:
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Lionel Barrymore's Personality Tarot Card Justice - Personality Card

Birthday: April 28, 1878

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.

Lionel Barrymore's Character Tarot Card The High Priestess - Character Card

Birthday: April 28, 1878

Wisdom, secrets to be revealed, and the development of intuition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Lionel Barrymore's Growth Tarot Card The Lovers

Birthday: April 28, 2017

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.




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