Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore

  • Born on
    • April 28th, 1878
  • Died on
    • November 15th, 1954
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lionel Barrymore (born Lionel Herbert Blythe; April 28, 1878 – November 15, 1954) was an American actor of stage, screen and radio as well as a film director. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Free Soul (1931), and remains best known to modern audiences for the role of villainous Mr. Potter in Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life. He is also particularly remembered as Ebenezer Scrooge in annual broadcasts of A Christmas Carol during his last two decades. He is also known for playing Dr. Leonard Gillespie in MGM's nine Dr. Kildare films, a role he reprised in a further six films focussing solely on Gillespie and in a radio series entitled The Story of Dr. Kildare. He was a member of the theatrical Barrymore family.

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Acting (58 Credits)

2014And the Oscar Goes to...
1976That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1974That's Entertainment! as (archive footage) (uncredited)
1952Lone Star as Andrew Jackson
1949Down to the Sea in Ships as Bering Joy
1949Malaya as John Manchester
1948Key Largo as James Temple
1946It's a Wonderful Life as Mr. Potter
1946Duel in the Sun as Sen. Jackson Tilt McCanles
1946The Secret Heart as Dr. Rossiger
1945The Valley of Decision as Pat Rafferty
1944Since You Went Away as Clergyman
1944Dragon Seed as Narrator (voice)
1943A Guy Named Joe as The General
1942Tennessee Johnson as Thaddeus Stevens
1941Lady Be Good as Judge Murdock
1940The Stars Look Down as Narrator (U.S. release only) (voice)
1939On Borrowed Time as Julian Northrup aka Gramps
1938Young Dr. Kildare as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
1938A Yank at Oxford as Dan Sheridan
1938You Can't Take It with You as Grandpa Martin Vanderhof
1938Test Pilot as Howard B. Drake
1937A Family Affair as Judge Hardy
1937Captains Courageous as Captain Disko Troop
1937Saratoga as Grandpa Clayton
1937Navy Blue and Gold as Captain 'Skinny' Dawes
1936The Devil-Doll as Paul Lavond
1936Camille as Monsieur Duval
1936The Gorgeous Hussy as Andrew Jackson
1936The Road to Glory as Papa La Roche / Pvt. Morin
1935Public Hero Number 1 as Dr. Josiah Glass
1935Mark of the Vampire as Professor Zelin
1935The Little Colonel as Colonel Lloyd
1935Ah Wilderness! as Nat Miller
1935David Copperfield as Dan Peggotty
1934The Girl from Missouri as T.R. Paige
1934Treasure Island as Billy Bones
1933Night Flight as Robineau
1933Dinner at Eight as Oliver Jordan
1932Broken Lullaby as Dr. H. Holderlin
1932Rasputin and the Empress as Grigori Rasputin
1932Arsène Lupin as Detective Guerchard
1932Grand Hotel as Otto Kringelein
1931Guilty Hands as Richard Grant
1931Mata Hari as General Serge Shubin
1931A Free Soul as Stephen Ashe
1930Free and Easy as Bedroom Scene
1929The Mysterious Island as Andre Dakkar
1928West of Zanzibar as Crane
1928Sadie Thompson as Alfred Davidson
1927The Show as The Greek
1926The Temptress as Canterac
1925Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ as Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
1913Death's Marathon
1912The New York Hat as Minister
1912The Painted Lady as At Ice Cream Festival
1912The Musketeers of Pig Alley as The Musician's Friend

Director (2 Credits)


Himself (1 Credits)

1929The Hollywood Revue of 1929 as Self - Director of 'Romeo and Juliet' (uncredited)


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