Diana Barrymore
Actress
Diana Barrymore
Diana Barrymore was an American film and stage actress.
Biography
Diana Barrymore's personal information overview.
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Los piratas de antes no usaban rimmel - Página 12
Google News - almost 6 years
Aceptó luego el papel de John Barrymore –otro alcohólico tan tenaz como él– en la biografía de Diana Barrymore interpretada por la formidable Dorothy Malone de Palabras al viento, por la que ganó un Oscar, en la que hizo un strip tease y culminó su
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Calendar: May 11-17 - PW-Philadelphia Weekly
Google News - almost 6 years
Too Much, Too Soon is a Diana Barrymore biopic that features Errol Flynn as John Barrymore, the father she never knew. Alcohol had reduced the rakish Tasmanian to a mere shell of his former self by the time he got to play his idol
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National Arts Club Presents SHAKESPEARE'S AGES OF MAN 4/27 - Broadway World
Google News - almost 6 years
In regional theater he has co-starred with Diana Barrymore, Eve Arden, Nancy Walker, Nina Foch and many others. Joehas recently added producer to his resume, his projects include John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown and Time Stands Still
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Romancing The Stones
NYTimes - almost 10 years
GROWING up in the Bronx, I knew Woodlawn Cemetery as the final destination of my subway route, the No. 4 elevated train that ran along Jerome Avenue and rattled literally to the end of the line. When I was a small child and my mother took me on sylvan strolls there, I didn't realize that Woodlawn was a graveyard. I thought it was merely a park
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Allan Carr, 62, the Producer Of 'Grease' and 'La Cage'
NYTimes - over 17 years
Allan Carr, the producer behind the popular movie musical ''Grease'' and the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit ''La Cage aux Folles,'' died on Tuesday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 62 and also had a home in Palm Springs, Calif. The cause was liver cancer, Ronni Chasen, a longtime friend, said. In a varied career that included stints as
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Gerold Frank Is Dead at 91; Author of Celebrity Memoirs
NYTimes - over 18 years
Gerold Frank, a pioneer of the contemporary literary form of the as-told-to celebrity biography, died on Thursday at the Logan Square East Retirement Community in Philadelphia. He was 91. Mr. Frank also wrote such well-reviewed books as ''The Boston Strangler,'' which was made into a movie with Tony Curtis, and ''An American Death,'' about the
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Paul Lipson, 82, Who Appeared As Tevye Over 2,000 Times
NYTimes - about 21 years
Paul Lipson, who played Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof" for more performances than any other actor, died on Wednesday at New York University Hospital. He was 82 and lived in Manhattan. For the original 1964 Broadway production of the musical, starring Zero Mostel as Tevye, Mr. Lipson was the understudy for Mr. Mostel and played Avram, the
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BRAMWELL FLETCHER
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Bramwell Fletcher, a veteran stage, screen and television performer best known as an actor in plays by George Bernard Shaw and for a one-man show about the Irish playwright, died on Wednesday at the Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, N.H. He was 84 years old and lived in Keene, N.H. Bramwell Fletcher, a veteran stage, screen and
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Violla Rubber, Producer Of Theater Shows, Dead
NYTimes - over 35 years
Violla Rubber, a theatrical producer, died Wednesday at Lenox Hill Hospital. The British-born Miss Rubber was associate producer of Tennessee Williams's ''Night of the Iguana,'' which starred Bette Davis and Margaret Leighton in 1961. She also produced and directed summerstock productions with Arlene Francis, Diana Barrymore, Margaret Truman and
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Diana Barrymore
    THIRTIES
  • 1960
    Age 38
    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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  • 1957
    Age 35
    In July 1957 she further promoted the book by appearing on Mike Wallace's TV show The Mike Wallace Interview and the following year Warner Bros. made a film with the same title starring Dorothy Malone as Barrymore and Errol Flynn as her father.
    More Details Hide Details Barrymore was married three times. Her first to actor Bramwell Fletcher, who was seventeen years her senior, had appeared with her father in his 1931 classic Svengali. Then she married John Howard, a tennis player. Her last marriage was to actor Robert Wilcox. The marriage to Wilcox ended when he died of a heart attack while traveling by train in June 1955, at the age of 45.
    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.
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  • 1955
    Age 33
    After three bad marriages to addicted and sometimes abusive men, in 1955 Barrymore had herself hospitalized for nearly a full year of treatment.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1949
    Age 27
    In 1949 she was offered her own television talk show The Diana Barrymore Show.
    More Details Hide Details The show was all set to broadcast but Barrymore didn't show up and the program was immediately canceled. Had she gone through with the show it would have been the first TV talk show in television history predating Joe Franklin by two years. In the early 1950s she and third husband toured Australia and upon returning to the United States, she expressed her dislike for the continent.
  • 1942
    Age 20
    However, alcohol and drug problems soon emerged and negative publicity from major media sources dampened her prospects with widely read magazines such as Collier's Weekly, writing about her conduct in an October 1942 article titled "The Barrymore Brat".
    More Details Hide Details After less than three years in Hollywood, and six significant film roles at Universal, Barrymore's personal problems ended her film career. Her father died in 1942 from cirrhosis of the liver after years of alcoholism. Barrymore's life became a series of alcohol- and drug-related disasters marked by bouts of severe depression that resulted in several suicide attempts and extended sanitarium stays. She squandered her movie earnings and her inheritance from her father's estate, and when her mother died in 1950 she was left with virtually nothing from a once-vast family fortune.
    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."
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1939
    Age 17
    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.
    More Details Hide Details At age 19, Barrymore made her Broadway debut and the following year made her first appearance in motion pictures with a small role in a Warner Bros. production.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1921
    Born
    Born on March 3, 1921.
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