Ethel Barrymore cigar box label

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Ethel Barrymore (1879-1955)
"First Lady of the American Theatre"

She came from a family of famous actors including her father Maurice Barrymore, mother Georgiana Drew-Barrymore, and two brothers John and Lionel, as well as two uncles, one of which was another noted actor, John Drew.  She initially achieved notoriety in theater, and later for numerous film roles.  Present-day actress Drew Barrymore is her grand-niece.

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