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Barrymore Family

The Barrymore family is an American acting family.

The Barrymores are also the inspiration of a Broadway and West End play called The Royal Family.

List of members

  1. William Edward Blythe (1818-1873), married Matilda Chamberlayne (1822-1849), they had seven children
  2. Herbert Arthur Chamberlayne Blythe (aka Maurice Barrymore (1849-1905)
  3. ? married Georgiana Emma Drew, and had three children: Lionel, Ethel, and John.
    1. Lionel Barrymore (1878-1954)
      1. ? Married Doris Rankin (first wife), and had two daughters. Marriage ended in divorce.
        1. Mary Barrymore (died at infancy)
        2. Ethel Barrymore II (died at infancy).
      2. ? Married to Irene Fenwick (second wife, until her death)
    2. Ethel Barrymore (1879-1959)
      1. ? Married Russell Griswold Colt, and had three children. Ethel's children also acted, primarily on the stage.
        1. Samuel Peabody Colt
        2. John Drew Colt
        3. Ethel Barrymore Colt.
          1. ? Married John Romeo Miglietta, and had John Drew Miglietta (born 10 September 1946)
    3. John Barrymore (1882-1942)
      1. ? Married to Katherine Corri Harris (first wife, divorced)
      2. ? Married Blanche Oelrichs (second wife, divorced), and had:
        1. Diana Blanche Barrymore
          1. ? Married Bramwell Fletcher
          2. ? Married John R. Howard
          3. ? Married Robert Wilcox
      3. ? Married Dolores Costello (third wife, divorced), and had:
        1. Dolores Ethel Mae Barrymore (living).
          1. ? Married Thomas Fairbanks (first husband, divorced), and had:
            1. Hillary Klaradru Fairbanks (living),
              1. ? married Thomas Randolph and had:
                1. Isabelle Harrison Barrymore Randolph
                2. Anthony John Barrymore Fairbanks
                  1. ? married Dianne Zaninovich and had:
                    1. Samantha Mae Barrymore Fairbanks.
          2. ? Married Lew Bedell (second husband) and had:
            1. Dore Lewis Bedell
            2. Stephanie Mae Bedell
        2. John Drew Barrymore (Jr.) (1932-2004)
          1. ? Married Cara Williams (first wife, divorced)
            1. John Blyth Barrymore
              1. ? Married Rebecca Pogrow
                1. Blyth Lane Barrymore
                2. Sabrina Brooke Barrymore
              2. ? Married Jacqueline Manes
                1. John Blyth Barrymore IV
          2. ? Married Gabriella Palazzoli (second wife, divorced)
            1. Blyth Dolores Barrymore. ? Married Antonio Gioffredi
              1. Gabriella Gioffredi
              2. Nicole Gioffredi
          3. ? Married[]Nina Wayne (third wife, divorced)
            1. Jessica Barrymore (died 2014, accidental overdose)[1]
          4. ? Married Ildiko Jaid (fourth wife, divorced)
            1. Drew Barrymore (b. 1975)
              1. ? Married Jeremy Thomas (first husband, divorced)
              2. ? Married Tom Green (second husband, divorced)
              3. ? Married Will Kopelman (third husband, divorced)
                1. Olive Barrymore Kopelman
                2. Frankie Barrymore Kopelman
      4. ? Married to Elaine Barrie née Jacobs. (fourth wife of John Barrymore Sr., divorced)

Except for Ethel Barrymore, John Drew, Diana, Drew, and John Blyth, none of the other members of John Barrymore's family have yet entered the entertainment industry. Most of the spouses however were related to the artistic world, mainly actresses and actors.

Drew family

The family of Georgiana Emma Drew, mother of Lionel, Ethel, and John, also includes a large number of actors.

  1. John Drew, actor
  2. ? Louisa Lane Drew, actress
    1. Georgiana Emma Drew, ? wife of Maurice Barrymore and mother of Lionel, Ethel, and John.
    2. John Drew Jr., 'Uncle Jack' by the Barrymore siblings, married actress Josephine Baker 'Aunt Dodo', daughter of his mother's best friend.
      1. Louise Drew, 'Cousin Bee', ? married performer Jack Devereaux; their son John Drew Devereaux(1918-1995) was a Broadway stage manager
    3. Sidney Drew (paternity debatable), known for the Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Drew comedy act
      1. Sidney Rankin Drew, left his acting career to join the Lafayette Escadrille, and was killed in action
    4. Louisa Drew (1851-1888), called 'Aunt Wisa' by the Barrymores, moved to Boston, married manager Charles Mendum(1849-1945), had two children, one of which was
      1. Georgie Drew Mendum (1875-1957), married and divorced from a comedian named George Parsons,(married 1903, divorced 1912). Sometimes stayed at the Mamaroneck home of her cousin Ethel Barrymore.
  3. Frank Drew (1831-1903), brother of John Drew Sr.

Family tree

John Romero Miglietta
John Drew Miglietta
Russell Griswold Colt Ethel Barrymore Colt
John Drew Colt
Ethel Barrymore Samuel Peabody Colt
Maurice Barrymore Irene Fenwick
Lionel Barrymore
Ethel Barrymore II
Georgiana Drew
Mary Barrymore
William Edward Blythe Doris Rankin
Katherine Corri Harris John R. Howard
Michael Strange Bramwell Fletcher
Diana Barrymore Dianne Zaninovich
Samantha Mae Barrymore Fairbanks
John Barrymore Robert Wilcox Thomas Randolph
Anthony John Barrymore Fairbanks
Thomas Fairbanks
Isabelle Harrison Barrymore Randolph
Hillary Klaradru Fairbanks
Dolores Ethel Mae Barrymore
Dore Lewis Bedell
Stephanie Mae Bedell
Lew Bedell
Dolores Costello Nina Wayne
Elaine Barrie Jessica Barrymore
John Drew Barrymore Antonio Gioffredi Gabriella Gioffredi
Blyth Dolores Barrymore Nicole Gioffredi
Gabriella Palazzoli Jeremy Thomas
Drew Barrymore Olive Barrymore Kopelman
Ildiko Jaid
Will Kopelman Frankie Barrymore Kopelman
Tom Green
Jacqueline Manes
John Blyth Barrymore IV
John Blyth Barrymore
Blyth Lane Barrymore
Cara Williams Rebecca Pogrow Sabrina Brooke Barrymore


  1. ^ Gabrielle Olya (August 27, 2014). "Jessica Barrymore Accidental Overdose: Drew Barrymore's Half Sister Jessica Barrymore's Death Ruled Accidental'". People Magazine. 

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