Blyth Dolores Barrymore was born on October 28, 1962. Her parents are John Drew Barrymore and Gabriella Palazzoli who were married at the time but have since divorced. She is also the half-sister of the famous actress Drew Barrymore. Sadly, her father John Drew Barrymore passed away in 2004.
The Barrymore Family
Blyth was born into one of the so-called royal families of American acting. The family was recorded as being involved in entertainment at least as far back as 1927. In 1927 a Broadway show named The Royal Family was released which the Barrymore family inspired.
Her great grandparents managed the Arch Street Theatre, which at the time of them managing the theatre was known as the Mrs. John Drew’s Arch Street Theatre. It was a fine establishment for its time.
Many of Blyth Dolores Barrymore’s relatives have been involved in the entertainment world, her grandfather John Barrymore and his siblings Lionel and Ethel Barrymore were involved in stage performances, made appearances on screen, and were even on the radio.
Drew Barrymore (Blyth’s half-sister)
Today we still see members of the Barrymore family involved in the entertainment industry, like Blyth’s half-sister Drew Barrymore. Drew Barrymore is a famous actress known for many movies such as E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Never Been Kissed.
Drew Barrymore has since her first film in the 1980s accomplished much more in her career than just playing in a few movies. She has not only starred in a few movies she has also fulfilled the role of producer; she has a talk show as well as being an author. She even started a makeup line in 2013 and has her own production company Flower Films. Her current net worth is estimated to be about $125 million. Drew Barrymore was born in 1975 making her 15 years younger than her half-sister Blythe Dolores Barrymore.
Blyth Dolores Barrymore’s Marriage and Children
Blyth Dolores Barrymore married Antonio Giofreddi and they have two kids together Gabriella and Nicole Giofreddi. There is no information as to whether Dolores and Antonio are still married or even still alive.
One can assume that Gabriella is named after her grandmother, the mother of Blyth Dolores Barrymore Gabriella Palazzoli. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of information available about whether Blyth and Antonio are still married. There also is not a lot of information available about the children Nicole and Gabriella. There is an account for a Nicole Cecilia Giofreddi. However, it cannot conclusively be said whether this is the daughter of Blyth Dolores Barrymore or not.
Where Her Name Came From
It is fascinating to note that the great-grandfather of Blyth Dolores Barrymore had the surname, Blythe. Several members of the Barrymore family, more specifically several children and grandchildren of John Drew Barrymore carry the name Blyth whether as a first name or middle name. It is safe to assume it is derived from the last name of some of their ancestors.
There may not be very much information about her, but she sure comes from a very interesting family.