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Bonita Granville (1923–1988)


Daughter of Bernard Granville, Bonita Granville was born into an acting family. It's not surprising that she herself became a child actor, first on the stage and, at the age of 9, debuting in movies in Westward Passage (1932). She was regularly cast as a naughty little girl, as in These Three (1936) where she played Mary, an obnoxious girl ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Known For

Lassie
Lassie Producer
(1959-1973)
Now, Voyager
Now, Voyager June Vale
(1942)
Nancy Drew... Reporter
(1939)
The Magic of Lassie
(1978)

Filmography

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 1978 The Magic of Lassie (producer - as Bonita Granville Wrather)
  Lassie (TV Series) (associate producer - 340 episodes, 1959 - 1972) (producer - 30 episodes, 1971 - 1973)
- The Dawning (1973) ... (producer - as Bonita Granville Wrather)
- Johnny Piper (1973) ... (producer - as Bonita Granville Wrather)
- A Joyous Sound: Part 3 (1973) ... (producer - as Bonita Granville Wrather)
- A Joyous Sound: Part 2 (1973) ... (producer)
- A Joyous Sound: Part 1 (1973) ... (producer - as Bonita Granville Wrather)
 1970 Lassie: Well of Love (TV Movie) (associate producer - as Bonita Granville Wrather)
 1963 Lassie: A Christmas Tail (associate producer)
 1963 Lassie's Great Adventure (associate producer)
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1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bonita Granville Wrather

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Personal Quote:

[observation, 1972] I don't go to the movies. They're indecent. They appeal to the baser tendencies, to temptations. Young people aren't able to cope with them, all this sex starting too early. It's thrown at them under the guise of art. But it's really immoral, amoral stuff , made just for the money. More than that, it's done something to our generation. It's destroyed romance and imagination ... See more »

Trivia:

Long married to oil millionaire / producer Jack Wrather who produced a few of her young adult films, including The Guilty (1947), Strike It Rich (1948), Guilty of Treason (1950) and The Lone Ranger (1956). Together they went on to produce the Lassie (1954) TV series. They had two children: daughter Linda Wrather and son Christopher Wrather. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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