Bonita Granville
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Bonita Granville
Bonita Granville was an American film actress and television producer.
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Life Beyond the Yellow Brick Road - Patch.com
Google News - almost 6 years
“Just Garland would be there, Mickey Rooney, Deanna Durbin, Bonita Granville—who was engaged to Jackie at one time—and Van Heflin,” she said. “It wasn'ta big deal because we were used to it. I remember we went to Jackie's house once, and he was in
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TCM Remembers the Legendary Jackie Cooper Friday, May 13 with Nine-Film Tribute - TVbytheNumbers
Google News - almost 6 years
11:45 am – Gallant Sons (1940), with Bonita Granville, Gene Reynolds and Gail Patrick. 1:15 pm – Tough Guy (1936), with Joseph Calleia, Harvey Stephens and Rin Tin Tin Jr. 2:45 pm – The Devil Is a Sissy (1936), with Freddie Bartholomew, Mickey Rooney
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Actriţele care au ajuns la Oscar încă din copilărie sau adolescenţă, cu roluri ... - CinemaRx
Google News - almost 6 years
Bonita Granville a fost nominalizată la 14 ani pentru interpretarea unei studente mincinoase, acrită de ură în “These Three” din 1936. Filmul a fost o adaptare după controversata piesă de teatru “The Children's Hour” de Lillian Hellman
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Wilmington on DVD, Picks of the Week: The King's Speech, Le Cercle Rouge ... - Movie City News
Google News - almost 6 years
With Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper, Bonita Granville and Ilka Chase. Script by Robinson, from the novel by Olive Higgins Prouty. Old Acquaintance (US: Vincent Sherman, 1943). Three Stars. With Davis, Miriam Hopkins, Gig Young,
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT
NYTimes - over 9 years
8 P.M. (TCM) NANCY DREW, DETECTIVE (1938) -- The latest version of the famous girl detective may be released in theaters today, but Emma Roberts won't be the first to play the young crime solver. Turner Classic Movies runs a minimarathon tonight of films starring Bonita Granville, above at center, as Nancy Drew. In the first installment there's a
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SUMMER MOVIES; Spunky Nancy Drew Faces Her Hardest Case: Hollywood
NYTimes - almost 10 years
ASK a healthy sampling of American women under 100 about Nancy Drew and chances are they will remember three things: the girl detective's titian hair, her chums Bess and George and her blue roadster. The totemic automobile made its debut in 1930 in the first sentence of the first Nancy Drew mystery, ''The Secret of the Old Clock.'' In the years --
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Blasts From the Past, All Revolutionary
NYTimes - over 19 years
COOL is not a word one might expect to hear in a conversation with a museum director. But it does, two or three times in as many minutes, when you're talking to Janet Rassweiler. So do some unexpected attitudes about museums. ''People think history is boring,'' Ms. Rassweiler said. ''We're trying to blast them out of that.'' She and MaryLee Thorne,
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Dog and Man at Harvard
NYTimes - over 20 years
DOG LOVE By Marjorie Garber. Illustrated. 346 pp. New York: Simon & Schuster. $24. There are, it seems to me, three categories of people when it comes to dogs. There are those who have no contact with or particular fondness for dogs; those who have grown up with dogs and enjoy some affectionate familiarity with them; and then there are ''dog
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FROM LASSIE TO PEE-WEE
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Yo! That's Bonita Granville Wrather, the producer of ''Lassie,'' with Jon Provost and Lassie, not me, in the picture accompanying your article on children's television. JUNE LOCKHART Santa Monica, Calif. Yo! That's Bonita Granville Wrather, the producer of ''Lassie,'' with Jon Provost and Lassie, not me, in the picture accompanying your
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Correction
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: A caption on page 38 of The Times Magazine today with an article about television for children misidentifies the woman in a studio photograph for the ''Lassie'' series (1954-71). She is Bonita Granville Wrather, a producer of the series, not June Lockhart. Mrs. Wrather died this month. A caption on page 38 of The Times Magazine today with an
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Bonita G. Wrather, 65, an Actress and Executive
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Bonita Granville Wrather, a child film star of the 1930's and a longtime executive in the Wrather Corporation, a complex of oil, entertainment and real estate businesses founded by her husband, Jack Wrather, died of cancer yesterday at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. She was 65 years old and had homes in Holmby Hills, Calif., and
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COMPANY NEWS; Wrather Accepts $21-a-Share Offer
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: The Wrather Corporation, whose holdings include the Disneyland Hotel, said it had agreed to a $21-a-share, $152.3 million buyout by Industrial Equity (Pacific) Ltd. and the Walt Disney Company. Industrial Equity, a Hong Kong investment firm controlled by the New Zealand financier Ronald Brierly, already owns 28.1 percent of Wrather's stock.
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Wrathers Open To Takeover
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: The largest shareholders of the Wrather Corporation said today they were willing to consider a takeover, an apparent invitation to an unidentified suitor to sweeten an offer that the company rejected Monday. The largest shareholders of the Wrather Corporation said today they were willing to consider a takeover, an apparent invitation to an
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bonita Granville
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1988
    Age 65
    Granville died on October 11, 1988 of lung cancer at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 65.
    More Details Hide Details She was buried at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. Their children are daughters Molly and Linda, and sons Jack and Christopher. Jack and Molly were from Wrather's previous marriage to Mollie O'Daniel, a daughter of Governor of Texas and U.S. Senator W. Lee O'Daniel. Bonita Granville has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6607 Hollywood Boulevard, for her contributions to motion pictures. She was honored at the Disneyland Hotel, which Jack Wrather owned until it was sold to the Walt Disney Company. The Bonita Tower and the Granville's Steak House were named in her honor. As actress, unless otherwise specified)
  • THIRTIES
  • 1956
    Age 33
    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.
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  • 1954
    Age 31
    Granville worked as a producer for several film and television productions featuring these characters, including the 1954 TV series Lassie.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1947
    Age 24
    On February 5, 1947 Granville married Jack Wrather at the Bel-Air Hotel.
    More Details Hide Details He had produced some of her films. He formed the Wrather Corporation, and bought the rights to characters from both The Lone Ranger and Lassie.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1942
    Age 19
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The novel's subtitle is "An original story featuring BONITA GRANVILLE famous motion-picture player as the heroine". The story was probably written for a young teenage audience and is reminiscent of the adventures of Nancy Drew. It is part of a series known as "Whitman Authorized Editions", 16 books published between 1941-1947 that featured a film actress as heroine.
  • 1938
    Age 15
    The Nancy Drew film success led to Granville reprising the role in three sequels from 1938 to 1939, including Nancy Drew...
    More Details Hide Details Reporter (1939). As a young adult, she was once again cast in supporting roles, often in prestigious films such as Now, Voyager (1942), as well as two Andy Hardy films with Mickey Rooney, Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944) and Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946). She is also remembered for her starring role in the World War II anti-Nazism film Hitler's Children (1943). Her career began to fade by the mid-1940s.
    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.
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  • 1936
    Age 13
    She next played the role of Mary Tilford in the 1936 film adaptation of Lillian Hellman's 1934 stage play The Children's Hour.
    More Details Hide Details Renamed These Three, the film told the story of three adults (played by Miriam Hopkins, Merle Oberon, and Joel McCrea) who find their lives almost destroyed by the malicious lies of an evil attention-seeking child. For her role as that child, Granville was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, then the youngest person to be nominated for that award. Despite this success, and although she continued to work, the next few years brought her few opportunities to build her career.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1923
    Age 0
    She was born on February 2, 1923 in New York City, the daughter of Rosina (née Timponi 1892-1984) and Bernard "Bunny" Granville.
    More Details Hide Details Both of her parents were stage performers. She made her film debut at the age of nine in Westward Passage (1933), and appeared that same year in a credited but nearly wordless supporting role as the young dancer Fanny Bridges in Cavalcade, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Over the next couple of years, she played uncredited supporting roles in such films as Little Women (1933) and Anne of Green Gables (1934).
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