Dolores  Costello

Dolores Costello

Female 1903 - 1979  (75 years)    Has 2 ancestors and 5 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Dolores Costello 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 17 Sep 1903  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Mar 1979  Fallbrook, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I372806  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2002 

    Father Maurice Costello,   b. 22 Feb 1877, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1950, Hollywood, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Mae Altshuk,   b. 1884,   d. 1929  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 1902 
    Divorced 1927 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
     1. Helene Costello,   b. 21 Jun 1902, New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1957, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     
    Family ID F147757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Barrymore,   b. 14 Feb 1882, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 1928 
    Divorced 1935 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F147755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Dr. John Vruwink,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F147759  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • once known as the "Goddess of the Silent Screen" but will probably be better remembered today as Drew Barrymore's grandma. She was born in 1905 (or 1906) to Maurice and Mae Costello.
      Dolores appeared in numreous pictures throughout the 1910's and the early 20's 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 on to Warners Bros. where Dolores met her future husband John Barrymore.
      Barrymore soon made Dolores his costar in THE SEA BEAST in 1926. During their lengthy kissing scene in this picture Dolores fainted in John's arms.
      Dolores took time off from her movie career in the early 30's so she could raise her young children. Her sister Helene and her new husband actor Lowell Sherman sucessfully convinced Dolores to Divorce Barrymore in 1935, mainly because of his drinking. After the divorce Dolores continued to act in several big budget pictures and career seemed to be back on track. Her physical appearance however was greatly damaged due to harsh studio make up. The skin on her cheeks were in the process of deteriorating forcing her into early retirement. She lived in semi seclusion on her Southern Californian avocado farm called Fall Brook Ranch. Alot of her memorbila and papers from both the Barrymore and Costello family were destroyed in a flood.


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