Georgie Drew Barrymore with her children - Lionel, Ethel & John circa 1887
FULL NAME ; JOHN SIDNEY BLYTH BARRYMORE DATE OF BIRTH ; February 15th 1882 (according to the Family Bible and various reference books) OR ; February 14th 1882 (according to the Birth certificate!) PLACE : 2008, Columbia Ave, Philadelphia
WIFE #1 - KATHARINE HARRIS (Born 1891 - 1927) MARRIED ON SEPTEMBER 1ST 1910 - NO CHILDREN DIVORCED ON DECEMBER 6TH 1917
John with Jack and Sam Warner 1924
John's first film for the Warner Bros studio was Beau Brummel, co-starring Mary Astor. The film was so successful that after a brief visit to London for a repeat success in HAMLET, he was signed for a handsome 3 year contract at $ 76,250 per film, each film to be completed in six weeks. For every week over, an extra $ 6,625 would be paid. His contract also stipulated that he was to have leading lady approval, a four roomed suite at the Ambassador Hotel, a chauffeur driven limousine and all meals paid for by the studio.
WIFE #2 - BLANCHE OELRICHS (Michael Strange) (1890-1950) MARRIED ON AUGUST 15TH 1920 - 1 child named DIANA BLANCHE BARRYMORE (1921-1960) DIVORCED ON AUGUST 18TH 1928
John loved fishing and was a great fisherman. Here he's proud to be snapped (after a two hour battle) with this 145lb swordfish at CATALINA ISLAND, CALIF.
WIFE #3 - DELORES COSTELLO (1906-1979) MARRIED ON NOVEMBER 24TH 1928 - 2 CHILDREN - DOLORES ETHEL MAE (1930) JOHN BLYTHE (1932-2004) DIVORCED IN OCTOBER 1936
John even got Delores into going fishing with him on honeymoon!!