Barrymore, John

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Barrymore, John Gender: M
John Sidney Blyth
born on 14 February 1882 at 00:10 (= 12:10 AM )
Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 39n57, 75w10
Timezone LMT m75w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 25°27' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 01°07 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 14°54'

John Barrymore


American actor known as "The Great Profile." He made his Broadway debut in 1903, but found fame in silent films and talkies, including "Grand Hotel," 1932 and "Romeo and Juliet," 1936. His autobiography, "Confessions of an Actor," was published in 1926 and a second book, "We Three," about himself, Ethel and Lionel. His life story is the subject of the film "Good Night Sweet Prince," released in 1944.

In his 50s, he was already suffering from lapses of memory, often resorting to reading his lines from cue cards. Compounding his problems were the memories of four unsuccessful marriages and countless romantic scandals. A serious alcoholic, who had begun his drinking career in his early teens, Barrymore died of alcohol abuse on 29 May 1942, aged 60, in Hollywood.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Decker, John (born 8 November 1895)
  • role played of/by Flynn, Errol (born 20 June 1909). Notes: 1958 film "Too Much, Too Soon"


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1926 (Autobiography)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1932 (Grand Hotel)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1932 (All three Barrymore's in film "Rasputin and the Empress")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1936 (Romeo and Juliet)

Source Notes

Date recorded in Philadelphia records. Time of 00:10 AM from Ben Allen Fields in AA, 2/1949, "A friend obtained the data in a personally written statement, winter of 1939." However, he had the date of February 15th. Same date in Americana, Circle Book of Charts and "Great Times, Good Times." Holliday quotes AA for same date, "personally obtained," with 12:33 PM. Same date in John Kobler's "Damned in Paradise," 1977.

February 14th given in AA, 12/1973, "birth records." Same from Buell Huggins in The Astrology Mag, 1/1970, with 12:04 PM LMT. Same date in Sabian Symbols No.68. Starkman rectified to 14 February 1882 0.10.00 LMT.

Sy Scholfield notes that it is stated on page 1 of John Barrymore: A Bio-bibliography by Martin F. Norden (Greenwood Press, 1995), "Born in Philadelphia on Feb. 14 or 15, 1882 (his birth certificate gives the former date, the Drew-Barrymore family Bible the latter)."


  • Traits : Personality : Unique
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Severe)
  • Family : Childhood : Abuse - Incest (Adult incest with step-mom)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Four)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater, great stage presence)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book