Barrymore: Georgiana Drew Barrymore

Maurice Barrymore's wife, Georgiana Drew Barrymore, 1856–93, b. Philadelphia, whom he married in 1876, began her career in the company of her parents, John and Louisa Lane Drew. She then appeared in Daly's company in New York City, and after her marriage to Maurice Barrymore she acted with him in Mme Modjeska's company. One of the great comediennes of her day, she appeared under the management of the Frohmans and acted with Lawrence Barrett and Edwin Booth.

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