Dolores Costello

by ethnic on July 24, 2010

Date of Birth: September 17, 1903

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Date of Death: March 1, 1979

Place of Death: Fallbrook, California

Ethnicity: Irish, German

Dolores Costello was an American actress. She was the daughter of actors Maurice Costello (Maurice George Costello) and Mae Costello (born Mae Altschuk). With her husband, actor John Barrymore (born John Sidney Blyth), she is the paternal grandmother of actress Drew Barrymore.

Her father was of Irish descent and her mother had German ancestry.

Dolores’s paternal grandparents were Thomas Costello (the son of John David Costello) and Ellen Fitzgerald. Thomas and Ellen were Irish.

Dolores’s maternal grandparents were Lewis Altschuk (the son of George M. Altschuk and Anna) and Catherine Callender. Lewis was German. It is not clear if Catherine was also of German descent.

Sources: Genealogies of Dolores Costello –

Genealogy of Dolores Costello (focusing on her father’s side) –

Dolores Costello on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Dolores’s maternal grandfather, Lewis Altschuk, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

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