DREW, John [1827-1862] -- Irish-American actor
Had he lived to be forty-five, he would have been a great actor, but too early a success was his ruin.... Why should he study when he was assured on all sides (except my own) that he was as near perfection as was possible for man to be? –Louisa Lane (his wife)
He was, at any rate, the father of one of the most noted stage families of the United States, and as such, if for no other reason, is entitled to a niche in the American theatrical hall of fame.
–Walter Prichard Eaton
- Wife: ¤McVEY, Lucille [1890-1925] American actress, screenwriter, director
- Son: ¤DREW, John jr. [1853-1927] American actor
- Daughter: ¤BARRYMORE, Georgie [1855-1893] American actress
- Son: ¤DREW, Sidney [1863-1919] American actor