Lionel Barrymore

Shop by the Stars aisle featuring Lionel Barrymore (1878-1954) vintage movie cards, still photos, ephemera, and other collectibles. Philadelphia born actor from the great acting family and older brother of Ethel and John Barrymore. All three siblings appear together in Rasputin and the Empress (1932), and John and Lionel also appeared together in Arsène Lupin (1932), Grand Hotel (1932), Dinner at Eight (1933), and Night Flight (1933). Lionel was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for Madame X (1929) and won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in A Free Soul (1931). He came to the stage in the 1890s and was a regular in film by 1911 appearing in dozens of shorts and ultimately just under 150 feature-length films, while also trying his hand at directing. Despite all of this, he really wanted to be a painter. Other popular films featuring Lionel Barrymore include David Copperfield (1935), Captains Courageous (1937), You Can't Take It with You (1938), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), and Key Largo (1948).

Birthday: April 28

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