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Dolores Costello


9/17/1903 to 3/1/1979
Dolores Costello was once known as the Goddess of the Silent Screen but is probably best remembered today as Drew Barrymore’s grandmother. She appeared in numerous pictures throughout the 1910s and the early 20s mostly with her father and sister. She later appeared on the New York stage with her sister in the George White Scandals of 1924. They were then signed by Warners Bros. where Dolores met her future husband John Barrymore.

Barrymore soon made Dolores his co-star in The Sea Beast (1926). During their lengthy kissing scene in this picture Dolores fainted in John's arms. They married in 1928 despite the misgivings of her mother who would die the following year at the age of forty-five. They had two children, DeDe in 1931 and John Drew Barrymore in 1932.
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