Barrymore, Lionel

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1878-04-28
Death 1954-11-15
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

After the engravings of Giovanni Battista Piranesi. First performance Indianapolis, Indiana, 23 November 1946, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Fabien Sevitzky conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Piranesi suite / Lionel Barrymore. c1946. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42696866

Barrymore was born as Lionel Blythe on Apr. 28, 1878 in Philadelphia, PA; he became a leading Broadway actor by 1900; began film career in 1909; appeared in 250 screen roles and also wrote several scripts; won an Academy Award for his part in A free soul (1931); wrote a novel, Mr. Cantonwine, and also wrote his memoirs, We Barrymores (1951); composed orchestral music, including a symphony, and various orchestras performed several of his works; dedicated his tone poem, In memoriam, to his brother John, and it was performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1942; married to Doris Rankin (1904-23) and Irene Fenwick (1923-36); died in 1954.

From the description of Music manuscripts, ca. 1920-1954. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39232707

First performance Indianapolis, Indiana, 28 October 1944, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Fabien Sevitzky conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Preludium and fugue / Lionel Barrymore. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42696879

American actor.

From the description of Typed letter signed : Chatsworth, California, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1952 Apr. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270867995

Biography

Barrymore was born as Lionel Blythe on April 28, 1878 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; he became a leading Broadway actor by 1900; began film career in 1909; appeared in 250 screen roles and also wrote several scripts; won an Academy Award for his part in A Free Soul (1931); wrote a novel, Mr. Cantonwine, and also wrote his memoirs, We Barrymores (1951); composed orchestral music, including a symphony, and various orchestras performed several of his works; dedicated his tone poem, In Memoriam, to his brother John, and it was performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1942; married to Doris Rankin (1904-23) and Irene Fenwick (1923-36); died in 1954.

From the guide to the Lionel Barrymore Music Manuscripts, ca. 1920-1954, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • Monologues with music (piano)
  • Orchestral music--Scores and parts
  • Canons, fugues, etc. (Orchestra)--Scores and parts
  • Motion picture actors and actresses--Archival resources
  • Monologues with music (Vocal trios with orchestra)--Scores
  • Monologues with music (Chorus with orchestra)--Vocal scores with piano
  • Suites--Scores and parts
  • Radio operas--Juvenile
  • Composers--Archival resources
  • Polkas--Scores and parts
  • Monologues with music (Vocal trio with orchestra)--Vocal scores with piano

Occupations:

  • Performer
  • Composers--United States--Archival resources
  • Actors
  • Motion picture actors and actresses--United States--Archival resources

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)