Bonita Granville

Born Feb 2, 1923

Bonita Granville was an American film actress and television producer.

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1923 Birth She was born on February 2, 1923 in New York City, the daughter of Rosina (née Timponi 1892-1984) and Bernard "Bunny" Granville. … Read More


1936 13 Years Old She next played the role of Mary Tilford in the 1936 film adaptation of Lillian Hellman's 1934 stage play The Children's Hour. … Read More
1938 15 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1938, she starred as the saucy mischievous daughter in the multi-Academy Awards nominated hit comedy film Merrily We Live and as girl detective Nancy Drew in the hit film Nancy Drew: Detective.
1942 19 Years Old She was the heroine of the novel Bonita Granville and the Mystery of Star Island written by Kathryn Heisenfelt, published by Whitman Publishing Company in 1942. … Read More


1947 24 Years Old On February 5, 1947 Granville married Jack Wrather at the Bel-Air Hotel. … Read More


1954 31 Years Old Granville worked as a producer for several film and television productions featuring these characters, including the 1954 TV series Lassie.
1956 33 Years Old She appeared in the film version of The Lone Ranger in 1956, and made her final screen appearance in a cameo role in The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981). In 1949, she appeared with Rod Cameron in the comedy film Strike It Rich, filmed about Tyler, Kilgore, and Lindale in east Texas. The marriage lasted until Wrather's death in 1984, shortly after release of the movie The Magic of Lassie, which starred Wrather's pal James Stewart.


1988 66 Years Old Granville died on October 11, 1988 of lung cancer at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 65. … Read More
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