Elaine Barrie

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Elaine Barrie
Born Elaine Jacobs
(1915-07-16)July 16, 1915
New York City
Died March 1, 2003(2003-03-01) (aged 87)
New York City
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) John Barrymore (m. 1936; div. 1940)

Elaine Barrie (née Jacobs; July 16, 1915 – March 1, 2003) was a New York City–born American actress who appeared in several films and one Broadway play. She was the fourth, and last, wife of actor John Barrymore.

She claimed to have fallen in love with Barrymore in 1931, when she was 16, after seeing his film, the classic Svengali. They married five years later, in Yuma, Arizona,[1] but the marriage was a rocky one[2] and they finally divorced in 1940.

In 1937, shortly before her final divorce, she was sued to prevent her from appearing in Dwain Esper's How to Undress in Front of Your Husband, by E. K. Nadel, on the grounds that it was already copyrighted by Sherill C. Coben.[3]

She moved to Port-au-Prince, Haiti and worked as a handbag designer.[4]

She died on March 1, 2003.[5]


  1. ^ "Barrymore, Elaine Barrie Married In Yuma, Ariz.". Ludington Daily News. Nov 7, 1936. p. 1. 
  2. ^ "John Barrymore And Elaine Barrie Reconciled Again". Ottawa Citizen. June 21, 1937. p. 1. 
  3. ^ "Elaine Barrymore's Title Right Doubted". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. June 13, 1937. p. 7. 
  4. ^ "Elaine Barrie Finds The Happy Life". Lakeland Ledger. Oct 26, 1958. p. 9B. 
  5. ^ "Elaine Barrie, 87". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mar 8, 2003. p. 5B. 

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