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Dolores Costello - 1920's Dolores Costello (September 17, 1903 – March 1, 1979) was an American film actress who 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
Dolores Costello (Drew Barrymore's grandmother); see her in, among other movies, The Magnificent Ambersons, 1942, directed by Orson Welles (made a number of years after this photo, of course). An excellent movie.
Dolores Costello married John Barrymore in 1928. They are Drew Barrymore's grandparents. John said of Dolores, "I just laid eyes upon the most preposter-ously lovely creature in all the world. She walked into the studio like a charming child, slender and shy and golden-haired. Never saw such radiance. I knew she was the one I had been waiting for all my life."