Ethel Barrymore, circa 1901.
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Ethel Barrymore, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front

Credit: Library of Congress

The first of the Barrymore siblings to become a star, Ethel Barrymore made her Broadway debut in 1901 and first motion picture in 1914. A noted beauty, she rejected a marriage proposal from Winston Churchill before marrying Russell Griswold Colt in 1909. Barrymore won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1944 film None but the Lonely Heart opposite Cary Grant.

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