Too much too soon, John Barrymore (1882-1942)

 A mini biography

A celebrated , self-destructive American actor, the brother of Ethel and Lionel Barrymore, and son of leading stage actors Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Drew Barrymore, 

He studied first at the Slade school of Art and worked first as a cartoonist and illustrator before following the family occupation in 1900. An undisciplined actor, he quickly became bored with repeating his performances night after night.

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