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Lionel Barrymore

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lionel Barrymore 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 the villainous Mr. Potter character 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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Apr 28, 1878 In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Fighting Blood 1911-06-28
Latest Project:
Movie Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn 2015-08-18
Known For
Movie Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn Himself (archive footage) 2015-08-18
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-02
Movie Complicated Women Himself (archive footage) 2003-05-06
Movie James Stewart's Wonderful Life (archive footage) 1988-11-22
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-17
Movie That's Entertainment! (archive footage) (uncredited) 1974-06-21
Series Underdog 1964-10-03
Movie Our Mr. Sun Father Time (voice) 1956-11-19
Movie Main Street to Broadway Himself 1953-10-12
Movie Lone Star Andrew Jackson 1952-10-24
Movie Bannerline Hugo Trimble 1951-10-12
Movie Right Cross Sean O'Malley 1950-10-06
Movie Down to the Sea in Ships Bering Joy 1949-02-15
Movie Malaya John Manchester 1949-12-27
Movie Key Largo James Temple 1948-07-16
Movie Dark Delusion Dr. Leonard Gillespie 1947-06-24
Movie Three Wise Fools Dr. Richard Gaunght 1946-09-26
Movie It's a Wonderful Life Mr. Potter 1946-12-20
Movie The Secret Heart Dr. Rossiger 1946-12-25
Movie Duel in the Sun Sen. Jackson Tilt McCanles 1946-12-31
Movie Between Two Women Dr. Leonard Gillespie 1945-03-28
Movie The Valley of Decision Pat Rafferty 1945-06-01
Movie Twenty Years After 1944-01-01
Movie 3 Men in White Dr. Leonard Gillespie 1944-05-25
Movie Dragon Seed Narrator (voice) 1944-07-20
Movie Since You Went Away Clergyman 1944-07-20
Movie Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case Dr. Leonard Gillespie 1943-05-08
Movie A Guy Named Joe The General 1943-12-24
Movie Calling Dr. Gillespie Dr. Leonard Gillespie 1942-08-01
Movie Dr. Kildare's Victory Dr. Leonard Gillespie 1942-02-04
Movie Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant Dr. Leonard Gillespie 1942-11-01
Movie Tennessee Johnson Thaddeus Stevens 1942-12-01
Movie The Penalty 'Grandpop' Logan 1941-03-13
Movie The Bad Man Uncle Henry Jones 1941-03-28
Movie The People Vs. Dr. Kildare Dr. Leonard Gillespie 1941-05-02
Movie Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day Dr. Leonard Gillespie 1941-08-22
Movie Lady Be Good Judge Murdock 1941-09-18
Movie The Stars Look Down Narrator (U.S. release only) (voice) 1940-01-22
Movie The Miracle of Sound Himself 1940-01-01
Movie Dr. Kildare's Strange Case Dr. Leonard Gillespie 1940-04-12
Movie Dr. Kildare's Crisis Dr. Leonard Gillespie 1940-11-29
Movie Hollywood: Style Center of the World Himself 1940-05-29
Movie Dr. Kildare Goes Home Dr. Leonard Gillespie 1940-09-06
Movie Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (archive footage) 1940-07-31
Movie Calling Dr. Kildare Dr. Leonard Gillespie 1939-04-28
Movie Let Freedom Ring Thomas Logan 1939-02-24
Movie From the Ends of the Earth himself 1939-05-28
Movie On Borrowed Time Julian Northrup aka Gramps 1939-07-07
Movie The Secret of Dr. Kildare Dr. Leonard Gillespie 1939-11-24
Movie A Yank at Oxford Dan Sheridan 1938-02-18
Movie Test Pilot Howard B. Drake 1938-04-16
Movie You Can't Take It with You Grandpa Martin Vanderhof 1938-09-01
Movie Young Dr. Kildare Dr. Leonard Gillespie 1938-10-14
Movie Saratoga Grandpa Clayton 1937-07-23
Movie A Family Affair Judge Hardy 1937-03-12
Movie Navy Blue and Gold Captain 'Skinny' Dawes 1937-11-19
Movie The Voice of Bugle Ann Springfield Davis 1936-02-15
Movie The Gorgeous Hussy Andrew Jackson 1936-08-28
Movie The Devil-Doll Paul Lavond 1936-07-10
Movie The Road to Glory Papa La Roche / Pvt. Morin 1936-09-04
Movie Camille Monsieur Duval 1936-12-26
Movie Mark of the Vampire Professor Zelin 1935-04-26
Movie David Copperfield Dan Peggotty 1935-01-18
Movie The Little Colonel Colonel Lloyd 1935-02-22
Movie Public Hero Number 1 Dr. Josiah Glass 1935-05-31
Movie The Return Of Peter Grimm Peter Grimm 1935-09-13
Movie Ah, Wilderness! Nat Miller 1935-12-25
Movie Carolina Bob Connelly 1934-02-02
Movie This Side of Heaven Martin Turner 1934-02-02
Movie The Girl from Missouri T.R. Paige 1934-08-03
Movie Treasure Island Billy Bones 1934-08-17
Movie The Stranger's Return Grandpa Cyrus Tatum Storr 1933-07-28
Movie Looking Forward Tim Benton 1933-04-28
Movie Sweepings Daniel Pardway 1933-04-14
Movie One Man's Journey Eli Watt 1933-08-31
Movie Should Ladies Behave Augustus Merrick 1933-12-01
Movie Dinner at Eight Oliver Jordan 1933-12-22
Movie Night Flight Robineau 1933-10-06
Movie Christopher Bean Dr. Milton Haggett 1933-11-17
Movie The Broken Lullaby Dr. H. Holderlin 1932-01-24
Movie Arsene Lupin Detective Guerchard 1932-03-02
Movie Rasputin and the Empress Grigori Rasputin 1932-12-23
Movie Grand Hotel Otto Kringelein 1932-05-25
Movie The Washington Masquerade Jefferson "Jeff" Keane 1932-07-09
Movie Guilty Hands Richard Grant 1931-08-22
Movie The Yellow Ticket Baron Igor Andreeff 1931-10-30
Movie A Free Soul Stephen Ashe 1931-06-02
Movie Mata Hari General Serge Shubin 1931-12-26
Movie The Christmas Party Himself (uncredited) 1931-12-17
Movie Free and Easy Bedroom Scene 1930-03-22
Movie Estrellados Himself (Guest Appearance) 1930-07-06
Movie The Mysterious Island Andre Dakkar 1929-10-05
Movie The Hollywood Revue of 1929 Himself - Director of 'Romeo and Juliet' (uncredited) 1929-11-23
Movie The Lion and the Mouse John Ryder 1928-05-21
Movie Sadie Thompson Alfred Davidson 1928-01-07
Movie Drums of Love Duke Cathos de Alvia 1928-01-24
Movie Alias Jimmy Valentine Doyle 1928-11-15
Movie West of Zanzibar Crane 1928-11-24
Movie The Show The Greek 1927-01-22
Movie Body and Soul Dr. Leyden 1927-10-01
Movie Wife Tamers Mr. Barry 1926-03-25
Movie The Lucky Lady Count Ferranzo 1926-04-25
Movie Paris at Midnight Vautrin 1926-04-17
Movie The Bells Mathias 1926-07-29
Movie The Temptress Canterac 1926-10-03
Movie Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited) 1925-12-25
Movie America Capt. Walter Butler 1924-02-21
Movie Unseeing Eyes Conrad Dean 1923-11-18
Movie The Eternal City Baron Bonelli 1923-12-17
Movie The Face in the Fog Boston Blackie Dawson 1922-10-07
Movie The Devil's Garden 1920-11-22
Movie Classmates 1914-02-14
Movie Strongheart Billy Saunders 1914-03-08
Movie Three Friends Second Friend 1913-01-02
Movie The Strong Man's Burden John - the Elder Brother 1913-09-05
Movie The Wanderer The Male Lover 1913-05-02
Movie Fate Father, Loving Family 1913-03-22
Movie An Indian's Loyalty The Cattle Buyer 1913-08-15
Movie The Yaqui Cur The Easterner 1913-05-16
Movie Friends Grizzley Fallon - Dandy Jack's Friend 1912-09-22
Movie The Massacre 1912-02-25
Movie So Near, Yet So Far In Club 1912-09-29
Movie The New York Hat 1912-12-05
Movie The Musketeers of Pig Alley The Musician's Friend 1912-10-31
Movie The Burglar’s Dilemma The Householder 1912-12-16
Movie The Painted Lady At Ice Cream Festival 1912-11-24
Movie Fighting Blood 1911-06-28
Movie The Miser's Heart 1911-11-20
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