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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Family of American actors, including Lionel (1878-1954), who won an Oscar in 1931 for Free Soul; his sister Ethel (1879-1959), who appeared mainly on stage but also won an Academy Award in 1944 for None but the Lonely Heart; and their brother John (1882-1942), known as "the Great Profile,” who appeared on stage as Hamlet and Richard III and in many motion pictures, including Dinner at Eight (1933).

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  • proper n. A surname.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1882-1942)
  • n. United States actor; husband of Georgiana Emma Barrymore and father of Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore (1847-1905)
  • n. United States actress; daughter of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1879-1959)
  • n. United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1878-1954)
  • n. United States actress; daughter of John Drew and wife of Maurice Barrymore; mother of Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore (1854-1893)

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