Family of American actors, including Lionel (1878-1954), who won an Oscar in 1931 for Free Soul; his sister Ethel (1879-1959), who appeared mainly on stage but also won an Academy Award in 1944 for None but the Lonely Heart; and their brother John (1882-1942), known as "the Great Profile," who appeared on stage as Hamlet and Richard III and in many motion pictures, including Dinner at Eight (1933).
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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