Ethel Barrymore

Ethel Barrymore

Highest Rated: 100% The Farmer's Daughter (1947)

Lowest Rated: 50% Rasputin and the Empress (1932)

Birthday: Aug 15, 1879

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

A member of America's multi-generational acting dynasty, Ethel Barrymore established herself as "the first lady of the American stage" prior to following her brothers, Lionel and John, to the land of Hollywood and motion pictures. After paying her dues with smaller roles on the stages of New York and further honing her craft abroad in the U.K., Barrymore became a bona fide Broadway star with her 1901 performance in "Captain Jinx of the Horse Marines." So popular was she during her heyday, that her good-humored admonition to persistent theater audiences wanting another curtain call - "That's all there is, there isn't any more," became an oft-quoted catchphrase throughout the 1920s and '30s. Barrymore's five-year dalliance with silent films in the late-teens was pushed aside in favor of theater and family. A chance to work with both Lionel and John lured her back in front of cameras for "Rasputin and the Empress" (1932), although not for long. Her final, permanent return to film came 11 years later, at the behest of Cary Grant, with whom she co-starred in "None But the Lonely Heart" (1944). The role won her an Academy Award and paved the way for more turns, usually as stern but caring maternal figures, in films like "The Spiral Staircase" (1946), "The Paradine Case" (1947) and "Pinky" (1949). Immortalized as the namesake of Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Barrymore's legacy lived on with her memorable film roles and the career of great-niece, Drew Barrymore, who carried on the family tradition.

Highest rated movies

The Farmer's Daughter
Portrait of Jennie
Young at Heart
The Spiral Staircase
Deadline U.S.A.
The Paradine Case




No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Trouble Katherine Chandler/Nana (Character) - 1957
86% 78% Young at Heart Aunt Jessie Tuttle (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 56% The Story of Three Loves Mrs. Hazel Pennicott (Character) - 1953
78% 73% Deadline U.S.A. Margaret Garrison (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 80% Just for You Alida De Bronkhart (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 57% The Secret of Convict Lake Granny (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 10% It's a Big Country Unknown (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 61% Kind Lady Mary Herries (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 60% The Red Danube Mother Superior (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 41% That Midnight Kiss Abigail Trent Budell (Character) - 1949
65% 71% Pinky Miss Em (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 50% The Great Sinner Grandmother Ostrovsky (Character) - 1949
100% 74% Moonrise Grandma (Character) - 1948
87% 85% Portrait of Jennie Miss Spinney (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moss Rose Lady Margaret Drego (Character) - 1947
77% 48% The Paradine Case Lady Sophie Horfield (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Song Miss Willey (Character) - 1947
100% 77% The Farmer's Daughter Agatha Morley (Character) - 1947
86% 78% The Spiral Staircase Mrs. Warren (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 52% None but the Lonely Heart Ma Mott (Character) - 1944
50% 54% Rasputin and the Empress Czarina Alexandra (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Raven Nan Baldwin (Character) - 1917


No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1952