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Georgetown College (1789-1815)
John Barrymore was a student at Georgetown from 1895-1897. He was 13 years old when he enrolled. He went on to find fame as a stage and film actor and is perhaps best remembered for his Shakespearean roles. A 'Georgetown College Journal' article from February 1933 quotes an interview with him in which he says that, when he first arrived at Georgetown, “a priest took me through the buildings. I paused in the gymnasium to swing on the parallel bars and as I turned over there fell out of my pockets a razor, a dime novel, and half a pint of whiskey. The mishap gave the priest more information than I could have supplied in 80 confessions. They were very kind to me at Georgetown and although they eventually expelled me, they did it in a nice way.”
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