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Ethel Barrymore (1879-1959)


  1. Katina Paxinou, For Whom The Bell Tolls, 1942.  The Greek star won in The clinches with such other old-timers as Fay Bainter, Alla Nazimova Pola Negri, Flora Robson, Marjorie Rambeau, Gloria Swanson, Norma Talmadge…. and the Barrymore who dared reject a marriage proposal from...  Winston Churchill. 
  2. Leopoldine Konstantin, Notorious, 1945.    Alfred Hitchcock wanted Ethel Barrymore as Rains' mother.Instead, he got the Austro-Hungarian Konstantin. (It  proved to be Madame Konstantine's final screen role)."I always ended up with the next best, " Hitch complained, a tad churlishly.
  3. Florence Auer, That Forsyte Woman, 1949.    Producer David O Selznick planned John Galsworthy's novel in 1933 as a literal family movie... with all the Barrymore siblings together for the first time since Rasputin and the Empress, 1932.
  4. Agnes Moorehead, Show Boat, 1950.    Booked for Parthy Hawks, Barrymore had to back out due to a crowded diary.  Mildred Natwick was considered before Moorehead was signed. 
  5. Lilian Gish, Night Of The Hunter,  1954.    For his one and only – and classic - directing gig, Charles Laughton was spoilt  for choice for guardian angel Rachel Cooper.  He saw Gish, Barrymore, Jane Darwell, Louise Fazenda,  Helen Hayes, Agnes Moorehead and, of course, his wife, Elsa Lanchester.




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