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Ethel Barrymore

  • Aug 15, 1879 - Jun 18, 1959 (age 79)
  • 5' 7" (1.70 m)
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1959
Ethel Barrymore
PersonalJune 1959

Ethel Barrymore

Ethel Barrymore passed away.
1957
Johnny Trouble
MovieSep 24, 1957

Johnny Trouble

Katherine Chandler lives in an apartment house that has …
Katherine Chandler lives in an apartment house that has been purchased by the local college for a boy's dormitory. She refuses to vacate, certain that her son, who was a wild boy and disappeared after being expelled from the school twenty-sever years ago, will return. The college lets her remain as an unofficial dorm-mother to the students who treat her as their collective grandmother. She becomes convinced that one of the wild students, Johnny, is her grandson since he bears the same name as her lost son. Her attentions reform him, and he is persuaded to marry his pregnant girlfriend, Julie Horton. Katherine awaits the arrival of Johnny's parents, certain that his father is her missing son.
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1955
Nomination1955

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Nominated for "Climax!".
Nomination1955

Best Actress in a Single Performance

Nominated for "Climax!".
Primetime Emmy Award
1954
Young at Heart
MovieDec 1, 1954

Young at Heart

When Alex enters the lives of the musical Tuttle family, each of …
When Alex enters the lives of the musical Tuttle family, each of the three daughters falls for him. He is charming, good looking and personable. Laurie and Alex seem made for each other and become engaged. When Barney comes into the picture to help Alex with some musical arrangements matters become complicated. He is seen as a challenge by Laurie, who can't believe anyone could be as cynical, and she is more than a match for his gloomy outlook on life.
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1953
The Story of Three Loves
MovieMar 5, 1953

The Story of Three Loves

Three loosely connected love …
Three loosely connected love stories. The first story: Paula is a talented dancer who cannot truly live unless she dances. But has a heart condition, which means she cannot live if she does. The second story: Tommy despises his French tutor, and hates being a child. He wants to be an adult so he can do what he wants. He gets his wish, being transformed into a handsome young man for one evening, and learns about whole new side of his French tutor. Third story: Pierre Narval is trapeze artist who gave it up when his partner died doing a dangerous stunt at his bidding. He rescues Nina, a beautiful young woman, after she throws herself into the Seine, and convinces her to become his new aerial partner. Her husband had been killed by the Nazis during the war, and she blames herself. They fall in love, which is tested when Nina must perform the stunt which killed Pierre's former partner.
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1952
Just for You
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MovieSep 1, 1952

Just for You

Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway …
Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take his kids on a vacation and get to know them before they are all grown up. Is Jordan already too late?
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Deadline – U.S.A.
MovieMar 14, 1952

Deadline – U.S.A.

With his newspaper about to be sold, crusading editor Ed …
With his newspaper about to be sold, crusading editor Ed Hutcheson tries to complete an exposé on gangster Rienzi.
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1951
It's a Big Country
MovieNov 20, 1951

It's a Big Country

The story, told in eight episodes, covers different facets of the …
The story, told in eight episodes, covers different facets of the American Spirit, from racial and religious tolerance to the dangers of self-centeredness and myopic reasoning. The parables represent a broad cross-section of the American experience: the elderly woman whose pride is injured when she's forgotten in the latest census; the novice minister more pleased with the sound of his own voice than with the needs of his congregation; the mother who confronts the illogic of racial intolerance when she meets the best friend of the son she lost to war; and the enigma that is Texas. Episode titles are: 1) Interruptions, Interruptions; 2) Census Taker; 3) Negro Story; 4) Rosika, the Rose; 5) Letter from Korea; 6) Lone Star; (7) Minister in Washington; 8) Four Eyes; a further episode, titled Load, directed by Anthony Mann, with 'Jean Hersholt' (q.v.) and 'Ann Harding' (q.v.), was filmed but deleted.
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The Secret of Convict Lake
MovieJul 29, 1951

The Secret of Convict Lake

In 1871 a convict escapes, …
In 1871 a convict escapes, with other prisoners, to kill the man that framed him, but has second thoughts after meeting the man's beautiful future wife.
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Kind Lady
MovieJun 20, 1951

Kind Lady

Mary Herries has a passion for art and fine furniture. Even …
Mary Herries has a passion for art and fine furniture. Even though she is getting on in years, she enjoys being around these priceless articles. One day she meets a strange young painter named Elcott, who uses his painting skill to enter into her life. Little does she expect that his only interest in Mary is to covet everything she has.
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1949
Pinky
MovieSep 29, 1949

Pinky

Pinky, a light skinned black woman, returns to her grandmother's …
Pinky, a light skinned black woman, returns to her grandmother's house in the South after graduating from a Northern nursing school. Pinky tells her grandmother that she has been "passing" for white while at school in the North. In addition, Pinky has fallen in love with a young white doctor, Dr. Thomas Adams, who knows nothing about her black heritage. Pinky says that she will return to the North, but Granny Johnson convinces her to stay and treat an ailing white woman, Miss Em. Meanwhile, Dr. Canady, a black physician from another part of the state, visits Pinky and asks her to train some African American students, but she declines. Pinky nurses Miss Em but is resentful because she seems to feel that she is doing the same thing her grandmother did. Pinky and Miss Em slowly develop a mutual respect for one another. Mrs. Em leaves Pinky her property when she dies, but relatives of the deceased woman contest the new will in court. To raise money for the court fees, Pinky washes clothes by hand with her grandmother. The court rules in Pinky's favor and she keeps the land. Tom wants her to resume her life as a white woman and to marry him, but she refuses. Pinky decides to use the house and land for Miss Em's Clinic and Nursery School.
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The Red Danube
MovieSep 22, 1949

The Red Danube

Shortly after the end of World War II, British Colonel Michael …
Shortly after the end of World War II, British Colonel Michael 'Hooky' Nicobar is assigned to a unit in the British Zone of Vienna. His duty is to aid the Soviet authorities to repatriate citizens of the Soviet Union, many of whom prefer not to return to their home country. Billeted in the convent run by Mother Auxilia, Nicobar, and his military aides Major John 'Twingo' McPhimister and Audrey Quail, become involved in the plight of a young ballerina who is trying to avoid being returned to Moscow. Nicobar's sense of duty is tested as he sees first hand the plight of the people he is helping return to the Soviet Union; his lack of religious faith is also shaken by his contact with the Mother Superior.
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That Midnight Kiss
MovieSep 22, 1949

That Midnight Kiss

In Philadelphia, the soprano Prudence Budell returns from …
In Philadelphia, the soprano Prudence Budell returns from Europe after a period of five years training in the best Europeans music schools. Her millionaire grandmother Abigail Trent Budell sponsors an opera company under the command of the famous maestro Jose Iturbi to give a chance to Prudence to lead an opera. They hire the also famous tenor Guido Russino Betelli, but Prudence does not feel comfortable with him on the stage. When Prudence accidentally sees the American-Italian truck driver Johnny Donnetti singing opera, she convinces Jose Iturbi to give a chance to Johnny. They fall in love for each other, but when Prudence visits his work to tell that he will be hired, she meets Mary and she believes Johnny is in love of his colleague.
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The Great Sinner
MovieJun 29, 1949

The Great Sinner

A young writer goes to Wiesbaden to write about gambling and …
A young writer goes to Wiesbaden to write about gambling and gamblers, only to ultimately become a compulsive gambler himself. Losing all his wealth, as well as his moral fibre, he commits ...
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Best Supporting Actress
Nomination1949

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "Pinky".
Academy Award
1948
Portrait of Jennie
MovieDec 25, 1948

Portrait of Jennie

Eben Adams is a talented but struggling artist in …
Eben Adams is a talented but struggling artist in Depression era New York who has never been able to find inspiration for a painting. One day, after he finally finds someone to buy a painting from him, a pretty but odd young girl named Jennie Appleton appears and strikes up an unusual friendship with Eben.
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Moonrise
MovieSep 9, 1948

Moonrise

Danny Hawkins, who lives in a psychological shadow …
Danny Hawkins, who lives in a psychological shadow because his father died by a hangman's noose, accidentally kills a man in a fight over a girl, Gilly Johnson, and is afraid to notify the police. He wins the love of the girl but when she tries to influence him to admit his guilt, he runs away.
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1947
The Paradine Case
MovieDec 29, 1947

The Paradine Case

A happily married London barrister falls in love with the accused …
A happily married London barrister falls in love with the accused poisoner he is defending.
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Night Song
MovieNov 10, 1947

Night Song

When a beautiful socialite falls in love with an embittered …
When a beautiful socialite falls in love with an embittered composer who is blind, she feigns blindness herself in order to get closer to him.
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Moss Rose
MovieMay 30, 1947

Moss Rose

Set in turn-of-the-century London, a woman trying to solve the …
Set in turn-of-the-century London, a woman trying to solve the mystery of a friend's murder finds that she may be the next victim.
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The Farmer's Daughter
MovieMar 25, 1947

The Farmer's Daughter

After leaving her family's …
After leaving her family's farm to study nursing in the city, a young woman finds herself on an unexpected path towards politics.
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Best Supporting Actress
Nomination1947

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "The Paradine Case".
Academy Award
1946
Best Supporting Actress
Nomination1946

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "The Spiral Staircase".
Academy Award
1945
The Spiral Staircase
MovieDec 1, 1945

The Spiral Staircase

In 1916, a shadowy serial killer is targeting women with …
In 1916, a shadowy serial killer is targeting women with "afflictions"; one night during a thunderstorm, the mute Helen feels menaced.
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1944
None But the Lonely Heart
MovieOct 17, 1944

None But the Lonely Heart

A sickly English woman runs …
A sickly English woman runs a store by herself, while her irresponsible son travels aimlessly, refusing to contact her. When told that his mother has cancer, the young man comes home, reforms himself, and helps his mom run the shop. Soon however, each becomes involved in illegal activities.
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Best Supporting Actress
Award1944

Best Supporting Actress

Won award for "None But the Lonely Heart".
Academy Award
Best Supporting Actress
Nomination1944

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "None But the Lonely Heart".
Academy Award
1932
Rasputin and the Empress
MovieDec 23, 1932

Rasputin and the Empress

A prince plots to kill the mad …
A prince plots to kill the mad monk Rasputin for the good of the czar, the czarina and Russia.
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1930
The Divorcee
MovieApr 19, 1930

The Divorcee

Jerry and Ted are young, in love, and part of the New York 'in …
Jerry and Ted are young, in love, and part of the New York 'in-crowd'. Jerry's decision to marry Ted crushes a yearning Paul. Distraught Paul gets drunk and wrecks his car, disfiguring young Dorothy's face in the process. Out of pity, Paul marries Dorothy. Years later, the apparent perfect marriage of Ted and Jerry falls apart from infidelity on both sides. Inwardly unhappy, popular Jerry lives a party life while Ted sinks into a life of alcoholism. Jerry then runs into Paul, who still loves her. After spending time together with Jerry, Paul plans to divorce Dorothy. When Jerry sees Dorothy again, she has second thoughts about where her life is heading.
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1918
Our Mrs. McChesney
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MovieAug 18, 1918

Our Mrs. McChesney

Our Mrs. McChesney is a lost 1918 American silent comedy …
Our Mrs. McChesney is a lost 1918 American silent comedy drama film produced and distributed by Metro Pictures, directed by Ralph Ince, and based on the 1915 play by Edna Ferber and George Hobart which starred Ethel Barrymore.
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1917
An American Widow
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MovieDec 17, 1917

An American Widow

An American Widow is a lost 1917 silent film comedy directed …
An American Widow is a lost 1917 silent film comedy directed by Frank Reicher and starring Ethel Barrymore. It is based on a 1909 play by Kellett Chambers. Metro Pictures produced and distributed.
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National Red Cross Pageant
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MovieDec 1, 1917

National Red Cross Pageant

The National Red Cross …
The National Red Cross Pageant (1917) was an American war pageant that was performed in order to sell war bonds, support the National Red Cross, and promote a positive opinion about American involvement in World War I. This pageant was a production put on in support of funding for America's participation in World War I, also known as the Great War. It was also an all-star revue silent film, now considered a lost film, directed by Christy Cabanne.
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The Eternal Mother
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MovieNov 26, 1917

The Eternal Mother

The Eternal Mother is a surviving 1917 American silent drama …
The Eternal Mother is a surviving 1917 American silent drama film directed by Frank Reicher and stars Ethel Barrymore. The picture is taken from a novel, Red Horse Hill, by Sidney McCall, an alias for Mary McNeill Fenollosa.
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Life's Whirlpool
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MovieNov 8, 1917

Life's Whirlpool

Life's Whirlpool is a 1917 American silent drama film written and …
Life's Whirlpool is a 1917 American silent drama film written and directed by Lionel Barrymore with his sister Ethel Barrymore as the star. This is the brother and sister's only collaboration on a silent film as director and star.
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The Lifted Veil
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MovieSep 10, 1917

The Lifted Veil

Overcome with guilt after having an affair with her best friends …
Overcome with guilt after having an affair with her best friends husband, Clorinda hopes to escape her past by moving to Europe, where she meets Malcolm, a decent man who falls in love with her. Unable to accept his love, she returns to America and confides her sin to Rev.Bainbridge. Malcolm has followed her, but when she discloses her past, he turns his back. Rev. Bainbridge proposes and before the marriage takes place, Malcolm returns begging Clorinda's forgiveness. Preferring the worldly man over the minister, Clorinda and Malcolm marry and move to France to begin a new life together.
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The Greatest Power
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MovieJun 18, 1917

The Greatest Power

The Greatest Power is a lost 1917 silent film drama directed by …
The Greatest Power is a lost 1917 silent film drama directed by Edwin Carewe and starring Ethel Barrymore. It was produced and distributed by Metro Pictures.
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The Call of Her People
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MovieApr 30, 1917

The Call of Her People

Faro Black, the chief of the …
Faro Black, the chief of the Gypsies, finds out that his son Faro and his girlfriend Egypt have gotten married. Infuriated, he tells that their marriage isn't valid, since Egypt is actually the daughter of wealthy Gordon Lindsay, who is on his way to the gypsy camp to claim her. The two promise to remain faithful to each other, but as time passes and she never hears from Faro, her love turns to bitterness. What she doesn't know, however, is that Faro is being held prisoner by his father who, on his death bed, tells Faro a secret that changes everything.
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The White Raven
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MovieJan 14, 1917

The White Raven

William Baldwin, ruined in business by his partner, John …
William Baldwin, ruined in business by his partner, John Blaisdell, implores Blaisdell's aid, and receives in answer a five-dollar bill across the face of which is written, "Spend this for a gun and use it on yourself." Hopelessly, Baldwin and his daughter, Nan, go to the Yukon, where the father soon dies, and the daughter earns a living in a rough dance-hall, where as "Nightingale Nan" she is the idol of the miners. When Nan discovers that the little claim on Bear creek, the only thing her father has left her, is worthless, she at first collapses. Then she becomes defiant, and tells the miners who have been forcing their attentions upon her that they may have her, the lucky man to be the winner in a card-game, she to take the money won in the game and go away to seek fame and fortune. A bearded stranger wins the game with a pair of deuces, pays her $1,000 a card, and she leaves with him for her cabin. Once there, however, she repents her rash bargain, and implores him to release her, offering the money in return. He makes her sign an I.O.U. for herself, promising to pay the debt at any time in the future that he may see fit. "You'll win success," the stranger tells her, "but in the hour of your greatest triumph I shall claim you, and you must return." She leaves on this condition. Nan's voice wins success for her all over the world. As Mlle. Nanon Boldini five years later she is the reigning operatic queen at La Scala, Milan, and then comes to the Metropolitan opera house. New York, to make her American debut in "Lucia di Lammermoor." Her success is instantaneous. Two of the most important patrons of the opera house, John Blaisdell and James Van Brunt, business rivals, are united in their admiration of Mlle. Boldini, and obtain an introduction. When Nan discovers the identity of Blaisdell, the man who ruined her father, she says nothing, but quietly plans his downfall. She encourages his attention, even at the risk of displeasing a young stranger with whom she has fallen in love. She refuses an offer of marriage from the man who has won her heart, telling him of her promise made under amazing conditions to a man in Alaska five years ago. That promise, she tells him, must be fulfilled, no matter how great the sacrifice she makes in doing so. Inviting Blaisdell to her apartment to dinner, she has a telephone connection so arranged that James Van Brunt, at his downtown office with the receiver at his ear, hears Blaisdell's answers to the carefully prepared questions Nan asks, betraying all his business secrets. As Blaisdell falls across the table in a drunken stupor, after having told everything, Nan's triumph is complete. It is at this moment that two fateful cards, the deuces with which the Alaskan won his game, are thrust under the door, and Nan falls fainting. Next day she prepares for her journey to the northland, ready to pay the price of her five years' freedom. The man she loves insists on accompanying her. Going to her little cabin, she finds it sumptuously furnished. As she turns to her lover in surprise, he places on the table a crumpled "I.O.U." then tears it in two, giving her the pieces. As the realization slowly dawns on Nan that the man she has learned to love is the bearded stranger of so long ago, she fits the two pieces of the "I.O.U." together again, and presenting them to him, creeps into the arms of her stranger-lover.
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1916
The Awakening of Helena Richie
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MovieDec 18, 1916

The Awakening of Helena Richie

The Awakening of Helena …
The Awakening of Helena Richie is a surviving 1916 silent film produced by B. A. Rolfe and distributed by Metro Pictures. It is based on the 1906 novel, The Awakening of Helena Richie, by Margaret Deland and the 1909 Broadway play based on the novel starring Margaret Anglin and then child actor Raymond Hackett.
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The Kiss of Hate
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MovieApr 3, 1916

The Kiss of Hate

The Kiss of Hate is a lost 1916 silent film drama starring …
The Kiss of Hate is a lost 1916 silent film drama starring Ethel Barrymore and H. Cooper Cliffe. The film had exclusive engagements, sometimes playing for only a day.
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1915
The Final Judgment
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MovieOct 18, 1915

The Final Judgment

Actress Jane Carleson has three admirers: Henry Strong (a …
Actress Jane Carleson has three admirers: Henry Strong (a millionaire), Hamilton Ross (a chemist), and Murray Campbell (a district attorney). When Jane weds Campbell, Ross writes an anonymous letter to Campbell, warning him that Strong is after his wife. Ross smears the flap of the envelope with poison. However, Strong is the one who opens the envelope, and dies from the poison. Since Campbell and Strong had quarreled just before the arrival of the letter, Campbell is convicted of the murder. Jane must expose the true murderer and save her husband.
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1914
The Nightingale
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MovieOct 5, 1914

The Nightingale

Franti, an organ grinder of the poor districts of New York, has a …
Franti, an organ grinder of the poor districts of New York, has a daughter, Isola, who sings to his street piano's accompaniment. Andrea, a worthless son, and a member of the notorious "Red Galvin Gang," is a great burden on his father and sister. Nathan Marden, a wealthy banker, is attracted by the wonderful voice of Isola, the street singer, as is also his son, Charles Marden. Andrea, the worthless son, upon refusal of his continual demand for money, is overheard complaining by the gang, who send his father a black hand letter, threatening destruction if their demands are refused. Charles Marden, not being able to forget the wonderful voice and attractive appearance of the street singer, solicits his friend, David Mantz, a vocal instructor, to help him find the unknown artist. Mantz locates Isola and offers her vocal training, but her father will not listen to it, and she reluctantly declines. Franti, refusing the demands of the black banders, is killed by a bomb, and Isola and Andrea left alone divide their meager inheritance. After her father's death, Isola goes to Mantz and accepts his offer, not knowing that Charles Marden is interested, and is later on sent to Paris to continue her studies with Jean De Resni. The story of her entrance to the Paris opera stage, the longed-for opportunity and her success and popularity, are cleverly told on the screen. Charles Marden is present the night of Isola's debut. Enthusiastic over her success, he arranges a dinner party in celebration, and afterward, having partaken a bit too freely, he forces his attentions on Isola, and finally brutally tells her that she owes him everything for her success. Brokenhearted on learning this, she moves, leaving no trace. Meanwhile an offer has been received for her for the Metro Opera of New York. Every nook and corner of Paris are searched and she is finally located in poverty, singing at a cabaret entertainment. She returns to America, and at her debut at the Metro Opera House, Charles Marden endeavors to see her. and meets with refusal. His efforts later on are successful, and love shows the way to a happy marriage. Nathan Marden, the father, refuses his permission, but with the coming of Nathan Marden the second, the happy grandfather forgives. In the meanwhile, the worthless brother, Andrea, goes from bad to worse, and having located Isola by chance, demands money. Later urged by Red Galvin, the gangster, they plot to rob the home of Nathan Marden, Sr., who is killed in the robbery. Galvin is arrested, but Andrea, although wounded, makes his escape. He sends for his sister, and she, while searching for a bandage, discovers a scarf pin which connects Andrea with the robbery. Charles Marden suspects the frequent absence of his wife while nursing her brother, and traces her to Andrea's room where, misunderstanding the situation, he denounces her. He takes their son and leaves home, vowing never to return. Later, he reads of the death of Andrea Franti, and learns that he is Isola's brother, whereupon their love returns to build for future happiness.
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1913
John Drew Colt
ChildSeptember 1913

John Drew Colt

John Drew Colt was born on September 9, 1913 in …
John Drew Colt was born on September 9, 1913 in Mamaroneck, Westchester County, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for A Double Life (1947). He was married to Edith Hope and Marjorie Dow Bancroft. He died on June 6, 1975 in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA.
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1912
Ethel Colt
ChildApril 1912

Ethel Colt

Ethel Colt was born on April 30, 1912 in New York City, New …
Ethel Colt was born on April 30, 1912 in New York City, New York, USA as Ethel Barrymore Colt. She was married to John Romeo Miglietta. She died on May 22, 1977 in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA.
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1909
Samuel Colt
ChildNovember 1909

Samuel Colt

Samuel Colt was born on November 28, 1909 in New …
Samuel Colt was born on November 28, 1909 in New York City, New York, USA as Samuel Peabody Colt. He was an actor, known for Johnny Trouble (1957) and The Mating Season (1951). He was married to Eleanore Phillips. He died on August 1, 1986 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Russel Griswold
MarriageMarch 1909

Russel Griswold

Married Russel Griswold.
1879
Ethel Barrymore
BirthAugust 1879

Ethel Barrymore

Ethel Barrymore was born.
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