Famous Birthdays, Dolores Costello

An American film actress, Dolores Costello was born on September 17, 1903. She achieved her greatest success during the era of silent movies. She was nicknamed “The Goddess of the Silent Screen”. She was stepmother of John Barrymore’s daughter Diana, by his second wife Blanche Oelrichs, the mother of John Drew Barrymore and Dolores (Dee Dee) Barrymore, and the grandmother of John Barrymore III, Blyth Dolores Barrymore, Brahma Blyth (Jessica) Barrymore, and Drew Barrymore.

She died from emphysema in Fallbrook, California, in 1979, and was interred in Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles.

Dolores Costello has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to Motion Pictures, at 1645 Vine Street.

article adapted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolores_Costello

 

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