Barrymore family

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The Barrymore family is a famous theatrical and movie family in the United States. Its most recent famous member is actress Drew Barrymore. The family has gained a reputation for both its acting talent and its tendencies for drug and alcohol abuse.

Actor Herbert Arthur Chamberlayne Blyth (1849-1905), who was born in India and educated in England, took the stage name of Maurice Barrymore. He married actress Georgianna "Georgie" Emma Drew (1856-1893), herself from a stage family: her brother (John Drew the younger (1853-1927)) and her parents John Drew the elder and Louisa Lane Drew (best known as an adult as Mrs. John Drew (1820-1897)), were all actors. Louisa, born in Great Britain, had toured the United States as a child star and was herself the child of actors.

Maurice and Georgie had three famous children, all renowned actors:

John Barrymore and his third wife, Dolores Costello, were the parents of actor:

John Drew Barrymore and his first wife, actress Cara Williams, had one son together:

  • John Blyth Barrymore - (May 15, 1954 - ) who is himself an actor

John Drew Barrymore and his third wife, Ildiko Jaid Mako (aka actress Jaid Barrymore), had one daughter together:


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