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Mae Madison

Actor

“John [Barrymore] was a tease. He knew when I got the role in the movie [The Mad Genius (1931)] that I had never been anywhere near a horse. When the time eventually came for me to get on the beast, John whacked its rump, causing it to bolt. I went one way and the horse went the other. John thought it hilarious. We became good friends.”