Diana Barrymore

Born Mar 3, 1921

Diana Barrymore was an American film and stage actress.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Diana Barrymore.


1921 Birth Born on March 3, 1921.


1939 18 Years Old While in her teens, Barrymore decided to study acting and enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Because of the prominence of the Barrymore name in the world of theatre, her move onto the stage began with much publicity including a 1939 cover of Life. … Read More


1942 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1942, she signed a contract with Universal Studios who capitalized on her Barrymore name with a major promotion campaign billing her as "1942's Most Sensational New Screen Personality."
1949 28 Years Old In 1949 she was offered her own television talk show The Diana Barrymore Show. … Read More


1955 34 Years Old After three bad marriages to addicted and sometimes abusive men, in 1955 Barrymore had herself hospitalized for nearly a full year of treatment.
1957 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1957, she published her autobiography, Too Much, Too Soon, with help and encouragement from ghostwriter Gerold Frank, which included her portrait painted by Spurgeon Tucker.
1960 39 Years Old Barrymore died from an overdose of alcohol and sleeping pills on January 25, 1960 and is interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York, next to her mother.
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