September 23, 2021

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The Tragic Ending Story of John Barrymore – From Triumph to Tragedy

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The Tragic Ending Story of John Barrymore – From Triumph to Tragedy.
The true story of John Barrymore. Barrymore’s personal life has been the subject of much attention before and since his death. He struggled with alcohol abuse from the age of 14, was married and divorced four times, and declared bankruptcy later in life. Much of his later work involved self-parody and the portrayal of drunken has-beens. His obituary in The Washington Post observed that "with the passing of the years – and as his private life became more public – he became, despite his genius in the theater, a tabloid character." Although film historians have opined that Barrymore’s "contribution to the art of cinematic acting began to fade" after the mid-1930s.
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