Lionel Barrymore (born Lionel Herbert Blythe; Aprile 28, 1878 – November 15, 1954) wis an American actor o stage, screen an radio as well as a film director. He wan an Academy Awaird for Best Actor for his performance in A Free Soul (1931), an remains best kent tae modren audiences for the role o the villainous Mr. Potter chairacter in Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life. He is an aa pairteecularly remembered as Ebenezer Scrooge in annual broadcasts o A Christmas Carol during his last twa decades. He is an aa kent for playin Dr. Leonard Gillespie in MGM's nine Dr. Kildare films, a role he reprised in a further sax films focussin solely on Gillespie an in a radio series enteetled The Story of Dr. Kildare. He wis a member o the theatrical Barrymore faimily.
Barrymore in 1923
|Born||Lionel Herbert Blythe|
28 Apryle 1878
Philadelphia, Pennsylvanie, U.S.
|Died||15 November 1954 (aged 76)|
Van Nuys, Californie, U.S.
- Obituary Variety, November 17, 1954.