Ethel Barrymore


Is Ethel Barrymore Dead or Still Alive? Ethel Barrymore Birthday and Date of Death

Ethel Barrymore

Ethel Barrymore Death

Ethel passed away on June 18, 1959 at the age of 79 in Beverly Hills, California, USA. Ethel's cause of death was heart failure.

Ethel Barrymore death quick facts:
  • When did Ethel Barrymore die?

    June 18, 1959
  • How did Ethel Barrymore die? What was the cause of death?

    Heart failure
  • How old was Ethel Barrymore when died?

  • Where did Ethel Barrymore die? What was the location of death?

    Beverly Hills, California, USA

Ethel Barrymore Birthday and Date of Death

Ethel Barrymore was born on August 15, 1879 and died on June 18, 1959. Ethel was 79 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: August 15, 1879
Date of Death: June 18, 1959
Age at Death: 79

Is Ethel Barrymore's father, Maurice Barrymore, dead or alive?

Maurice Barrymore's information is not available now.

Is Ethel Barrymore's mother, Georgiana Drew, dead or alive?

Ethel Barrymore's mother, Georgiana Drew, died on July 2, 1893 as she was 36 years old. Her cause of death was tuberculosis (then called "consumption").

Ethel Barrymore's brothers :

Ethel has 2 brothers:
  • Ethel Barrymore's brother, Lionel Barrymore, died on November 15, 1954 as he was 76 years old. His cause of death was heart failure.

  • Ethel Barrymore's brother, John Barrymore, died on May 29, 1942 as he was 60 years old. His cause of death was cirrhosis.

Ethel Barrymore - Biography

Born into a long-established American theatrical family, Ethel Barrymore dreamed of being a concert pianist, but found that acting was virtually the only profession for which she was truly qualified -- and which ensured a livable income. Like all her forebears, she worked her way up the theatrical ladder from bits to full leads. Though she was quite popular on the road and in Europe, her first full-fledged Broadway hit was Clyde Fitch's 1901 play Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines, in the virtuoso role of a supercilious woman of wealth. Her later attempts to excel in the Classics were to no avail; from Captain Jinks on, she was confined to glamorous roles, usually comic in nature, specially written for her. Disdaining movies for the most part Ethel was intrigued at the notion of working with her celebrated brothers John and Lionel Barrymore, but the film vehicle chosen by MGM, Rasputin and the Empress, showed only Lionel to advantage. After ten years of unsuccessful plays -- excepting a "comeback" in the 1940 hit The Corn is Green -- and a brief retirement, she was more open to films, accepting Cary Grant's personal invitation to play Grant's mother in None But the Lonely Heart (1944), for which she won an Oscar. A few encore stage appearances later, Ethel "went Hollywood" full force with strong character roles in such films as The Spiral Staircase (1946), The Farmer's Daughter (1947) and Pinky (1949), her trademarked aristocratic features and crisp enunciation becoming even more pronounced with the advancing years. One of her last efforts was a syndicated anthology, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, in which she hosted and occasionally acted. Even so, Ethel Barrymore was as uncompromising in her assessment of TV as she was of other persons and things that displeased her: Her two-word assessment of The Tube was "It's hell."