Lionel Barrymore was to see for the first time on the canvas in 1908. Only 3 years later, in 1911, he was really an actor. Between 1911-1917 Lionel made 93 films. Later, Lionel at the MGM film production work. He was their favorite and therefore worked non-stop in the most famous movies. Also, he proved himself as Director in the period from 1929-1931. Lionel was the most famous in the years 30, 40 and 50. In 1930 Lionel got a Academy Award for his role in the film A Free Soul. He worked as an actor until his death.
Lionel Barrymore as Lionel Herbert Blythe was born in Philadelphia on april 28, 1878. Lionels family is a true family of the theater/film: his mother, Georgiana Drew, was an actress, his grandfather was the legendary theater-actor John Drew.
On 19 June 1904 married Lionel with Doris Rankin. They divorced almost 19 years later, in March 1923. 3 months later, on 14 June 1923, he married Irene Fenwick. She died on 24 december 1936 to anorexia.