10 Famous Hollywood Dynasties That Define Entertainment Brilliance

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There are some Hollywood families who have been in the industry for generations.

The Baldwins

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The eldest brother of the Baldwin family, Alec Baldwin, rose to prominence in acting and was nominated for an Oscar for “The Cooler.” Oliver Stone first came across Daniel, William, and Stephen Baldwin in 1989’s “Born on the Fourth of July.” Between them, they have an amazing resume that includes around 300 feature films and television programs. The impact of the Baldwin family is multigenerational. Ireland Baldwin, Alec’s daughter, has made a name for herself in the media as a model. Alaia Baldwin and Hailey Baldwin, his nieces, have both achieved success in the modeling business.

The Fisher-Reynolds

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In 1955, well-known actor and musician Eddie Fisher wed the distinguished Debbie Reynolds. But when Fisher began an affair with Debbie’s friend Elizabeth Taylor, their marriage came to an abrupt end. Despite these difficulties, Carrie Fisher, the daughter of the couple, rose to fame as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” television series. Carrie Lourd’s daughter Billie has also dabbled in acting, appearing in the ‘Star Wars’ sequel trilogy, carrying on the family legacy.

The Fondas

Henry Fonda with his children, Peter and Jane, circa 1963 : r/OldSchoolCool

Henry Fonda began his film career in 1935 and became a symbol of American bravery in films like “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940) and “My Darling Clementine” (1946). He won his first Oscar at the age of 76 for costarring alongside his daughter Jane in “On Golden Pond.” Peter Fonda, Jane’s younger brother, is a well-known actor who has been nominated for two Academy Awards. Troy Garity, Jane’s son, and Bridget Fonda, Peter’s daughter, are the third generation to carry on the family tradition.

The Barrymores

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The origin of the Barrymore dynasty may be traced to Maurice Barrymore’s 1874 arrival in New York, which launched a family spanning both theater and cinema. Actress Georgiana Drew was their bride in 1876, and their children, Lionel, Ethel, and John Barrymore, were well-known in Hollywood. Between stage and screen, Lionel’s playing and directing career included three films: Grand Hotel (1932), It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), and A Free Soul (1931). The final member of the Barrymore dynasty is Drew Barrymore, the daughter of John Drew Barrymore. However, her two daughters are capable of continuing the family tradition.

The Coppolas

Coppola family members present their films at Roxie benefit

The Italian-American Coppola family is a family of filmmakers and artists. The first generation of the Coppola family’s artists included Carmine, Italia, and Anton. Carmine is the father of Francis Ford Coppola, who is well-known for helming classic films such as “Apocalypse Now” (1979) and “The Godfather” (1972). Carmine also composed original music for his son’s films. Sofia Coppola, the director of “Lost in Translation,” is a cousin of Nicolas Cage and the daughter of Francis.

 

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