Bonita Granville (1923–1988)


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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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Now, Voyager June Vale
(1942)
Merrily We Live Marion Kilbourne
(1938)
These Three Mary Tilford
(1936)
(1938)

Filmography

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 1978 The Magic of Lassie (producer - as Bonita Granville Wrather)
  Lassie (TV Series) (associate producer - 344 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)
 1967 Flight of the Cougar (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)

Spouse:

Jack Wrather  (his death)  (2 children)

Children:

Linda Wrather

Parents:

Bernard Granville | Timponi, Rosina
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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:

Ex-stepmother-in-law of Lana Wood. See more »

Nickname:

Bunny

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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