Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore

LIONEL BARRYMORE d1954. American actor of stage, screen and radio as well as a film director. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Free Soul (1931), but remains best known to modern audiences for the role of the villainous Mr Potter character in Frank Capra's 1946 film "It's a Wonderful Life". He is also particularly remembered as Ebenezer Scrooge in annual broadcasts of A Christmas Carol during his last two decades. He is also known for playing Dr. Leonard Gillespie in MGM's nine Dr Kildare films, a role he reprised in a further six films focussing solely on Gillespie and in a radio series entitled The Story of Dr Kildare. He died of a heart attck aged 76 in California on November 15th 1954.

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Lionel Barrymore

Reference Number. 14189B


A desirable original vintage circa 1940s photocard, clearly signed in ink by Lionel Barrymore

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