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Dorris Bowdon (1914–2005)

Dorris Bowdon was discovered by a scout from 20th Century Fox, after she had just won the Miss Memphis 1937 title. She went west to Hollywood, along with two other ingénues, Linda Darnell and Mary Healy, who to this day has remained her closest friend. A friend in the publicity department arranged for her to meet with Nunnally Johnson, who was just... See full bio »

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 1943 The Moon Is Down
Molly Morden
 1940 Jennie
Lottie Schermer
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk
Mary Reall
 1939 Young Mr. Lincoln
Carrie Sue (uncredited)
 1938 Down on the Farm
Tessie Moody
 1938 Always Goodbye
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 1992 Fonda on Fonda (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks - as Mrs. Nunnally Johnson)
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 1999 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Actress
- Linda Darnell: Hollywood's Fallen Angel (1999) ... Herself - Actress (as Dorris Bowdon Johnson)

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Alternate Names:

Dorris Bowdon Johnson | Mrs. Nunnally Johnson

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