Who married John Barrymore?
Blanche Oelrichs married John Barrymore 1920.
Dolores Costello married John Barrymore 1928.
Elaine Barrie married John Barrymore 1936.
Katherine Corri Harris married John Barrymore 1910.
John Sidney Barrymore (né Blyth; February 15, 1882 – May 29, 1942) was an American actor on stage, screen and radio. A member of the Drew and Barrymore theatrical families, he initially tried to avoid the stage, and briefly attempted a career as an artist, but appeared on stage together with his father Maurice in 1900, and then his sister 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 (1916), Richard III (1920) and Hamlet (1922); his portrayal of Hamlet led to him being called the "greatest living American tragedian".
After a success as Hamlet in London in 1925, Barrymore left the stage for 14 years and instead focused entirely on films. In the silent film era, he was well received in such pictures as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), Sherlock Holmes (1922) and The Sea Beast (1926). During this period, he gained his nickname, the Great Profile. His stage-trained voice proved an asset when sound films were introduced, and three of his works, Grand Hotel (1932), Twentieth Century (1934) and Midnight (1939) have been inducted into the National Film Registry.
Barrymore's personal life has been the subject of much attention before and since his death. He struggled with alcohol abuse from the age of 14, was married and divorced four times, and declared bankruptcy later in life. Much of his later work involved self-parody and the portrayal of drunken has-beens. His obituary in The Washington Post observed that "with the passing of the years – and as his private life became more public – he became, despite his genius in the theater, a tabloid character." Although film historians have opined that Barrymore's "contribution to the art of cinematic acting began to fade" after the mid-1930s, Barrymore's biographer, Martin Norden, considers him to be "perhaps the most influential and idolized actor of his day". Leslie Halliwell of Halliwell's Film and Video Guide has him as a "a splendid if often misguided talent".Read more...
Blanche Marie Louise Oelrichs (October 1, 1890 – November 5, 1950) was an American poet, playwright and theatre actress. Oelrichs first used the masculine nom de plume Michael Strange to publish her poetry in order to distance her society reputation from its sometimes erotic content, but it soon became the name under which she presented herself for the remainder of her life.Read more...
Dolores Costello (September 17, 1903 – March 1, 1979) was an American film actress who achieved her greatest success during the era of silent movies. She was nicknamed "The Goddess of the Silent Screen". She was stepmother of John Barrymore's daughter Diana, by his second wife Blanche Oelrichs, the mother of John Drew Barrymore and Dolores (Dee Dee) Barrymore, and the grandmother of John Barrymore III, Blyth Dolores Barrymore, Brahma Blyth (Jessica) Barrymore, Hillary Bedell and Drew Barrymore.Read more...
Elaine Barrie (born Elaine Jacobs; July 16, 1915 – March 1, 2003) was an American actress who appeared in several films and one Broadway play. She was the fourth, and last, wife of actor John Barrymore.Read more...
Katherine Corri Harris
Katherine Corri Harris (October 12, 1890 – May 2, 1927) was an American socialite and golfer, who, as a result of her marriage to John Barrymore, appeared in three silent films.
The daughter of Sidney and Katharine Maude (nėe Brady) Harris, she grew up in wealth and privilege and was a product of High Society. She was the first wife of the actor John Barrymore, who was her first husband. They were married from 1910 to 1917. After their divorce, she remarried, in 1923, to Alfred D. B. Pratt, a broker; the date on which that union ended is unclear. She married, thirdly, in 1925, to Leon Orlowski (secretary of the Polish Legation); the year that union ended is unknown.
As Katherine Harris Barrymore, she appeared in two of Barrymore's now lost silent films: Nearly a King (1916) and The Lost Bridegroom (1916). In 1918, she starred as Lily Bart in the silent film version of Edith Wharton's 1905 novel, The House of Mirth, directed by Albert Capellani.
When she died from pneumonia in 1927 in New York City, aged 36, John Barrymore was at her bedside. She was interred in Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, New York, New York.Read more...