Barthelmess, Richard, 1895-1963

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Actor Richard Barthelmess, who went straight from Trinity College to silent films, gave two outstanding performances for D. W. Griffith in BROKEN BLOSSOMS (1919) and WAY DOWN EAST (1920), both with Lillian Gish. With his innocent, unsophisticated image, he was a popular leading man through the 1920s, notably TOL'ABLE DAVID (1921). With the advent of sound, he moved to supporting roles. His later films included THE DAWN PATROL (1930) and ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (1939). Barthelmess retired in 1942.

From the guide to the Letters to Edward D. McDonald, 1922-1924, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

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From the description of Reminiscences of Richard Barthelmess : oral history, [195-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122480861

Actor Richard Barthelmess, who went straight from Trinity College to silent films, gave two outstanding performances for D. W. Griffith in BROKEN BLOSSOMS (1919) and WAY DOWN EAST (1920), both with Lillian Gish.

With his innocent, unsophisticated image, he was a popular leading man through the 1920s, notably TOL'ABLE DAVID (1921). With the advent of sound, he moved to supporting roles. His later films included THE DAWN PATROL (1930) and ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (1939). Barthelmess retired in 1942.

From the description of Letters to Edward D. McDonald, 1922-1924. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122431828

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creatorOf Swanson, Gloria. Papers. Series I. Correspondence, 1907-1983. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Stark, Samuel. Theatre scrapbook collection., 1860-1950 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Barthelmess, Richard, 1895-1963. Letters to Edward D. McDonald, 1922-1924. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Hergesheimer, Joseph, 1880-1954. Joseph Hergesheimer letter to "Morris" [manuscript], 1921 July 25. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Stark, Samuel. Theatre scrapbook collection, 1860-1950. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn George DeMott papers, circa 1890-1954 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Barthelmess, Richard, 1895-1963. Reminiscences of Richard Barthelmess : oral history, [195-?]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Richard Barthelmess collection, [ca. 1930-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn Lillian Gish papers, 1909-1992 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Letters to Edward D. McDonald, 1922-1924 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
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associatedWith DeMott, George, 1907-1986 person
associatedWith Friedman, Arthur B., person
associatedWith Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993 person
associatedWith Hergesheimer, Joseph, 1880-1954. person
associatedWith McDonald, Edward David. person
associatedWith Samuel Stark person
associatedWith Stark, Samuel. person
associatedWith Swanson, Gloria. person
correspondedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
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Birth 1895-05-09

Death 1963-08-17

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