Georgiana Drew
American actor
Georgiana Drew
Georgiana Emma Drew, aka Georgie Drew Barrymore, was an American stage actress and a member of the Barrymore acting family. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, her family — parents John Drew and Louisa Lane Drew, brothers John Drew, Jr. and Sidney, and sister Louisa — were all actors. She made her theatrical debut in 1872 in The Ladies' Rattle. She followed John Jr. to New York, where she acted in many Broadway hits, such as Pique and As You Like It.
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    THIRTIES
  • 1893
    Age 36
    Suffering from what turned out to be consumption, she traveled West in 1893 with Ethel to take a cure, but died a few months later in Santa Barbara, California.
    More Details Hide Details Reportedly her last words were, "Oh my poor kids!, what shall ever become of them". It was 14 year old Ethel's responsibility to see that her mother's body was returned to Philadelphia for burial by Mrs Drew & Maurice. This coast to coast journey would have lasted a week in 1893.
  • 1891
    Age 34
    In December 1891, illness forced her to leave the stage.
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  • 1890
    Age 33
    In 1890 she had a great success in The Senator co-starring William H. Crane, and in 1891 as one of the two widows in Mr. Wilkinson's Widows.
    More Details Hide Details Her stage career at this time was being managed by a young up and coming producer named Charles Frohman. Frohman would play a big part in managing the careers of her three children as well as her brother John Drew.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1876
    Age 19
    In Pique she met a young English actor, Maurice Barrymore, whom she married on December 31, 1876.
    More Details Hide Details They had three children: Lionel, Ethel, and John. She is a great-grandmother of actress Drew Barrymore. According to a 2004 A&E Biography piece, the marriage, happy at first, became rocky as Maurice indulged in numerous affairs. Georgie even filed for divorce, but they reconciled. He asked her to tour with him and Helena Modjeska in a play he wrote. Learning that he and Helena had resumed their romance, Georgie, who had been given ownership of the play by Maurice, forced her hand by closing it. Helena's husband, its producer, sued her. The real reason for Georgie's actions never got into the press.
  • 1872
    Age 15
    Born in Philadelphia, her family — parents John Drew and Louisa Lane Drew, brothers John Drew, Jr. and Sidney, and sister Louisa — were all actors. She made her theatrical debut in 1872 in The Ladies' Rattle.
    More Details Hide Details She followed John Jr. to New York, where she acted in many Broadway hits, such as Pique and As You Like It.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1856
    Born
    Born on July 11, 1856.
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