Articles about: John Barrymore

John Barrymore with daughter Diana in 1942
John Barrymore with daughter Diana in 1942

John Barrymore was a stage and film actor whose credits date all the way back to 1912. A star in the silent era, his career declined significantly in the thirties in part due to his heavy drinking. His final film appearance was in 1941 when he played himself in Playmates. He died on May 29, 1942 from cirrhosis of the liver and kidney failure.

Carole Lombard in Vigil of the Night

Carole Lombard, Star of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and Wife of Clark Gable, Dies...

Carole Lombard, the star of “My Man Godfrey,” “Twentieth Century,” and “To Be or Not to Be,” died in a plane crash alongside 21 other passengers on the night of Friday, January 16.
Monty Woolley, Bette Davis and Ann Sheridan in "The Man Who Came to Dinner"

Review: William Keighley’s “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” Starring Bette Davis and Monty...

Based on the hit Broadway play of the same name, “The Man Who Came to Dinner” is a theatrical comedy that takes a humorous and satirical look at Hollywood personalities.
John Barrymore and Patsy Kelly in "Playmates"

Review: David Butler’s “Playmates,” Starring John Barrymore and Kay Kyser

Kay Kyser and John Barrymore play themselves in this mediocre comedy from RKO and director David Butler.