JOHN DREW BARRYMORE (born JOHN BLYTH BARRYMORE; June 4, 1932 –
November 29, 2004) was a film actor and member of the Barrymore family
of actors, which included his father,
John Barrymore , and his
father's siblings, Lionel and Ethel . He was the father of four
John Blyth Barrymore and actress
* 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Career decline and death * 4 Marriage * 5 Filmography * 6 References * 7 External links
Barrymore was born in
In 1958, he changed his middle name to Drew, although he had previously been credited in past works as Blyth, and appeared in many low budget films such as High School Confidential , Never Love a Stranger (1958), Night of the Quarter Moon (1959), and The Keeler Affair (1963) as Stephen Ward . This was followed by a brief resurgence in Italian movies as he appeared in several leading roles. He also appeared several times in the TV series Gunsmoke . However, Barrymore's social behavior obstructed any professional progress. In the 1960s, he was occasionally incarcerated for drug use , public drunkenness, and spousal abuse .
He guest-starred in other memorable episodes of classic TV Westerns Rawhide — "Incident of The Haunted Hills" — playing a half-Native, half-White outcast and Wagon Train — "The Ruttledge Munroe Story" — playing a "too cheerful" character who spreads death wherever he goes and turns out to be a figure from Major Adams's ( Ward Bond ) military past.
In 1966, Barrymore was signed to play a guest role as Lazarus in the
CAREER DECLINE AND DEATH
After the SAG suspension handed to him in 1967 was served, Barrymore only worked on-screen sporadically, sometimes with a few years between appearances. His TV and film career ended permanently by 1976, although even before this point he became more and more reclusive. Suffering from the same problems with addiction that had destroyed his father, Barrymore became a derelict. Estranged from his family, including his children, his lifestyle continued to worsen and his physical and mental health deteriorated.
In 2003, daughter
All four of Barrymore's marriages ended in divorce. He married actress Cara Williams in 1952; they divorced in 1959.
* The Sundowners (1950) * High Lonesome (1950) * Quebec (1951) * The Big Night (1951) * Thunderbirds (1952) * While the City Sleeps (1956) * The Shadow on the Window (1957) * High School Confidential (1958) * Never Love a Stranger (1958) * Desilu Playhouse episode – "Silent Thunder" (1958) * Wagon Train episode – "The Ruttledge Munroe Story " (1958)
* Rawhide episodes – "The Haunted Hills" (1959),"Corporal Dasovik"
"Ride a Crooked Mile" (1965) in different roles * Night of the
Quarter Moon (1959)
* The Cossacks (1960)
The Night They Killed Rasputin
* ^ According to the State of California.
* WorldCat Identities
* VIAF : 65655013
* LCCN : n91111477
* ISNI : 0000 0000 7689 8380
* SUDOC : 181228564
* BNF : cb139304256 (data)