Irene Fenwick

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Irene Fenwick
Lionel Barrymore & Irene Fenwick.jpg
Lionel Barrymore and Irene Fenwick
Born Irene Frizzel
(1887-09-05)September 5, 1887
Chicago, Illinois
Died December 24, 1936(1936-12-24) (aged 49)
Beverly Hills, California
Cause of death anorexia
Occupation Stage & film actress
Spouse(s) Felix Isman
Jay O'Brien
Lionel Barrymore

Irene Fenwick (September 5, 1887 – December 24, 1936) was an American stage and silent film actress.[1] She was married to Lionel Barrymore[2] from 1924 until her death in 1936. Fenwick has several surviving features, mainly because she worked for Edison-Kleine, an affiliate of the Edison Company, which has numerous surviving shorts, which is fortunate considering the vintage of these films.

Years before marrying Lionel, she had at one time been the consort of his brother John.[3][4]


Fenwick died of anorexia at age 49.


The Child of Destiny (1916)

The Commuters (1915)

The Spendthrift (1915)

The Woman Next Door (1915)

The Green Cloak (1915)

The Sentimental Lady (1915)

The Child of Destiny (1916)

A Coney Island Princess (1916) with Owen Moore

A Girl Like That (1917)

The Sin Woman (1917)

National Red Cross Pageant (1917)


  1. ^ Irene Fenwick Overview,
  2. ^ Lionel Barrymore – Actor, Director, Writer, Composer,
  3. ^ The Barrymores by Hollis Alpert c.1964
  4. ^ Damned in Paradise: The Life of John Barrymore, by John Kobler c.1977

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