Barrymore, Georgiana Drew

Barrymore, Georgiana Drew
   The daughter of John and Louisa Lane (Mrs. John) Drew, Georgiana Drew spent her formative years as an actress at her mother's Arch Street Theatre in Philadelphia. When she made her New York debut at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in 1876 in Arnold Daly's Pique, she costarred with Maurice Barrymore and married him later that year. Admired for her charm in comedy roles, she played opposite William H. Crane in The Senator (1889) and appeared with Frohman's Comedians in Mr. Wilkinson's Widows (1891), Settled out of Court (1892), and The Sportsman (1893). Barrymore also acted in her husband's play, Nadjezda (1884), and appeared in Jack (1887), Balloon (1890), and The Woman of the World (1890). Her early death ended a promising career, but she gave birth to three dynamic stage personalities of the next generation, Lionel, Ethel, and John Barrymore.

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  • Barrymore, Georgiana — ▪ American actress née  Georgiana Emma Drew   born July 11, 1854, Philadelphia, Pa. U.S. died July 2, 1893, Santa Barbara, Calif.       actress and, with Maurice Barrymore, founder of the famous stage and screen family Barrymore, which occupied a …   Universalium

  • Georgiana Drew — Georgiana Emma Drew aka Georgie Drew Barrymore (July 11, 1856 – July 2, 1893) was an American stage actress.Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, her family parents John Drew and Louisa Lane Drew, brothers John Drew Jr. and Sidney, and sister… …   Wikipedia

  • Drew, Mrs. John — (1820 1897)    Daughter of actors Thomas Frederick and Eliza Trenter Lane, Louisa Lane took to the provincial stage as a child following her father s death, making her debut in The Spoiled Child (1828) and impressing audiences by playing five… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Drew — is the past tense of draw, and both a surname and a given name, possibly as a shortened form of Andrew. It may refer to: Contents 1 Places 1.1 United States 1.2 …   Wikipedia

  • Barrymore — noun 1. United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1882 1942) • Syn: ↑John Barrymore • Instance Hypernyms: ↑actor, ↑histrion, ↑player, ↑thespian, ↑role player 2. United States a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Barrymore, Ethel — ▪ American actress original name  Ethel Blythe  born Aug. 15, 1879, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died June 18, 1959, Hollywood, Calif.  American stage and film actress whose distinctive style, voice, and wit made her the “first lady” of the American… …   Universalium

  • Drew, Louisa Lane — ▪ American actress née  Louisa Lane  born Jan. 10, 1820, London, Eng. died Aug. 31, 1897, Larchmont, N.Y., U.S.       noted American actress and manager of Mrs. John Drew s Arch Street Theatre company in Philadelphia, which was one of the finest… …   Universalium

  • Barrymore, Lionel — (1878 1954)    The oldest son of Maurice and Georgiana Drew Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore was born in Philadelphia. He apprenticed at the Arch Street Theatre, under the management of his grandmother, Mrs. John Drew, and appeared with her in The… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Barrymore, familia — Familia estadounidense dedicada al teatro. Maurice Barrymore (orig. Herbert Blythe; n. 1847–m. 1905) debutó como actor en Londres antes de emigrar a la ciudad de Nueva York (1875), donde adoptó el nombre artístico de Barrymore. Se unió a la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Barrymore family — U.S. theatrical family. Maurice Barrymore (orig. Herbert Blythe; 1847–1905) made his stage debut in London before moving to New York City (1875), where he adopted Barrymore as his stage name. He joined Augustin Daly s company and in 1876 married… …   Universalium

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