John Barrymore
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"John Barrymore"}} was an American actor on stage, screen and radio. A member of the Barrymore family/Drew and Barrymore theatrical dynasties, he initially tried to avoid the stage, and briefly attempted a career as an artist, but appeared on stage together with his father Maurice Barrymore/Maurice in 1900, and then his sister Ethel Barrymore/Ethel the following year. He began his career in 1903 and first gained attention as a stage actor in light comedy, then high drama, culminating in productions of Justice (play)/Justice (1916), Richard III (play)/Richard III (1920) and Hamlet (1922); his portrayal of Hamlet led to him being called the "greatest living American tragedian".

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