TAEM- It is a pleasure, and an honor, for The Arts and Entertainment Magazine to be able to introduce one of the Hollywood’s Royal Family members to all of our readers. John Blyth Barrymore hails from one of the silver screen’s most prestigious families. John, your family’s name is world renowned and is a hallmark for all of those in the acting career. For our reader’s knowledge you are the son of John Drew Barrymore, half-brother of actress Drew Barrymore, grandson of the legendary actor John Barrymore and Dolores Costello, grand-nephew of legendary actors Lionel Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, and Helen Costello.
Your mother is the famed television actress Cara Williams of the TV series ‘Pete and Gladys’ and ‘The Cara Williams Show’. You are also the nephew of actress Diana Barrymore and DeeDee Barrymore. Needless to say, your family must have influenced you and your career greatly. Tell us of your early days with your family and some of the fond memories that you recall with them.
JBB- Well I don’t remember ever meeting Diana so I really don’t know if I ever did or not, but DeeDee (Dolores Ethel Mae Barrymore Bedell) I knew quite well, or I should say know because she’s still with us. (more…)