John Drew Barrymore

 

 

Age: 72

 

Summary: troubled heir to an acting dynasty and the absent father of movie star Drew Barrymore who was part of the acting clan that included his father, famed stage and early film actor John Barrymore and the elder Barrymore's acting siblings Lionel and Ethel Barrymore, who appeared in numerous TV and film roles in the 1960's and 1970's but had problems with drugs, drunken driving, and violence, who later left Hollywood for Italy and worked in European movies, and who was depicted by his daughter as menacing showing up only to abuse her and her mother, his ex-wife, and to ask for money.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: June 4, 1932

 

Died: November 29, 2004

 

Location: Los Angeles, California