Barrie at work in a Wall street brokerage in 1951
July 16, 1915
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||March 1, 2003 87) (aged|
New York City, New York, U.S.
(m. 1936;div. 1940)
Elaine Barrie (born Elaine Jacobs; July 16, 1915 – March 1, 2003) was an American actress who appeared in several films and one Broadway play. She was the fourth, and last, wife of actor John Barrymore.
Barrie claimed to have fallen in love with Barrymore in 1931, when she was 16, after seeing his film, the classic Svengali . They married in 1936 at Yuma, Arizona,but the marriage was a rocky one and they finally divorced in 1940.
In 1937, shortly before her final divorce, she was sued by E. K. Nadel to prevent her from appearing in Dwain Esper's How to Undress in Front of Your Husband , on the grounds that the title had been copyrighted by Sherill C. Coben.
She moved to Port-au-Prince, Haiti around 1958, and worked as a handbag designer. She lived in Haiti for an unknown number of years.
Barrie died in New York City at the age of 87.
Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, producer, director, author, model, and entrepreneur. She is a member of the Barrymore family of actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She achieved fame as a child actress with her role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a BAFTA nomination.
John Barrymore was an American actor on stage, screen and radio. A member of the Drew and Barrymore theatrical families, he initially tried to avoid the stage, and briefly attempted a career as an artist, but appeared on stage together with his father Maurice in 1900, and then his sister Ethel the following year. He began his career in 1903 and first gained attention as a stage actor in light comedy, then high drama, culminating in productions of Justice (1916), Richard III (1920) and Hamlet (1922); his portrayal of Hamlet led to him being called the "greatest living American tragedian".
Ruth Chatterton was an American stage, film, and television actress. She was at her most popular in the early to mid-1930s, and in the same era gained prominence as an aviator, one of the few female pilots in the United States at the time. In the late 1930s, Chatterton retired from film acting but continued her career on the stage. She had several TV roles beginning in the late 1940s and became a successful novelist in the 1950s. She died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1961.
The Barrymore family is an American acting family.
Maureen Paula O'Sullivan was an Irish-American actress best known for playing Jane in the Tarzan series of films starring Johnny Weissmuller.
Irene Hervey was an American film, stage, and television actress who appeared in over fifty films and numerous television series spanning her five-decade career.
Dorothy Jacqueline Keely, better known as Keely Smith, was an American jazz and popular music singer, who performed and recorded extensively in the 1950s with then-husband Louis Prima, and throughout the 1960s as a solo artist.
Dolores Costello was an American film actress who achieved her greatest success during the era of silent movies. She was nicknamed "The Goddess of the Silent Screen". She was stepmother of John Barrymore's daughter Diana, by his second wife Blanche Oelrichs, the mother of John Drew Barrymore and Dolores Barrymore, and the grandmother of John Barrymore III, Blyth Dolores Barrymore, Brahma Blyth (Jessica) Barrymore, Hillary Bedell and Drew Barrymore.
John Drew Barrymore was an American film actor and member of the Barrymore family of actors, which included his father, John Barrymore, and his father's siblings, Lionel and Ethel. He was the father of four children, including actor John Blyth Barrymore and actress Drew Barrymore. Diana Barrymore was his half-sister from his father's second marriage.
Frieda Inescort was a Scottish-born actress best known for creating the role of Sorel Bliss in Noël Coward's play Hay Fever on Broadway. She also played the shingled lady in John Galsworthy's 1927 Broadway production Escape.
Barbara Barrie is an American actress of film, stage and television. She is also an accomplished author.
June Lang was an American film actress.
Helene Costello was an American stage and film actress, most notably of the silent era.
Diana Blanche Barrymore Blythe, known professionally as Diana Barrymore, was an American film and stage actress.
Gloria Anna Holden was an English-born American film actress, best known for her role as Dracula's Daughter. She often portrayed cold society women.
Doris Marie Rankin was an American stage and film actress.
Harold G. "Hal" Rosson, A.S.C. was an American cinematographer who worked during the early and classical Hollywood cinema. He is best known for his work on the fantasy film The Wizard of Oz (1939) and the musical Singin' in the Rain (1952).
John Emery was an American stage, film, radio and television actor.
John Barrymore was an American actor of stage, screen and radio who appeared in more than 40 plays, 60 films and 100 radio shows. He was the youngest child of the actors Maurice Barrymore and Georgie Drew Barrymore, and his two siblings were Lionel and Ethel; together they were known as America's "Royal Family" of actors, and John was "perhaps the most influential and idolized actor of his day", according to his biographer Martin F. Norden.
How to Undress in Front of Your Husband is a 1937 short comedic film directed by Dwain Esper.