Bonita Granville Movies List

Bonita Granville
Bonita Granville
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Actor Bonita Granville Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 34 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 34 movies
The Legend of the Lone Ranger
Director: William A. Fraker
Release date: 20-08-1981
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger ( English )
Artist: Clayton Moore , Lyle Bettger , Robert J. Wilke , Michael Ansara , Bonita Granville
Director: Stuart Heisler
Music Director: David Buttolph
Release date: 25-02-1956
The Guilty
The Guilty ( English )
Artist: Bonita Granville , Don Castle , Regis Toomey , John Litel , Wally Cassell
Director: John Reinhardt
Music Director: Rudy Schrager
Release date: 22-03-1947
Love Laughs at Andy Hardy
Artist: Mickey Rooney , Lewis Stone , Sara Haden , Bonita Granville , Lina Romay
Director: Willis Goldbeck
Music Director: David Snell , David Snell
Release date: 16-01-1947
Suspense ( English )
Artist: Barry Sullivan , Albert Dekker , Belita , Eugene Pallette , Bonita Granville
Director: Frank Tuttle
Music Director: Daniele Amfitheatrof
Release date: 15-06-1946
Song of the Open Road
Song of the Open Road ( English )
Artist: Jane Powell , Bonita Granville , Peggy O'Neill , Edgar Bergen , Charlie McCarthy
Director: S. Sylvan Simon
Release date: 21-06-1944
Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble
Artist: Mickey Rooney , Lewis Stone , Fay Holden , Sara Haden , Bonita Granville
Director: George B. Seitz
Release date: 04-05-1944
Seven Miles from Alcatraz
Artist: James Craig , Bonita Granville , Frank Jenks , Cliff Edwards , George Cleveland
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Music Director: Roy Webb
Release date: 18-11-1942
The Glass Key
The Glass Key ( English )
Artist: Brian Donlevy , Veronica Lake , Alan Ladd , Bonita Granville , Richard Denning
Director: Stuart Heisler
Music Director: Victor Young
Release date: 14-10-1942
Now, Voyager
Now, Voyager ( English )
Artist: Bette Davis , Paul Henreid , Claude Rains , Gladys Cooper , Bonita Granville
Director: Irving Rapper
Music Director: Max Steiner
Release Year: 1942
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Showing 1 to 10 of 34 movies

Bonita Granville Biography

Daughter of Bernard 'Bunny' Granville and Rosina Timponi, Bonita Granville was born into an acting family on 2 Febuary 1932, in New York, New York. 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 spreading lies about her teachers. Her performance left an impression on the audience, and she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress award. In 1938-39 came the movies she is now best remembered for -- playing the bright and feisty detective/reporter Nancy Drew in the Nancy Drew series. She also appeared with Mickey Rooney in a few Andy Hardy movies. She never really had a movie breakthrough, and after marrying oil millionaire and later producer Jack Wrather, she retired from acting in the middle of the 1950s, although she went on to produce the Lassie (1954) TV series. After her marriage to oil millionaire Jack Wrather in 1947, she appeared in only three more movies. She became an executive in the Wrather Corp., and first associate producer, then executive producer of the Lassie (1954) TV series. After Wrather's death in 1984, she took over as chairman of the board. She was also involved in many civic and cultural groups, and she was chair of American Film Institute, trustee of John F. Kennedy Center, as well as other well known organizations and charities. Walt Disney personally convinced the Wrathers to build the Disneyland Hotel when Disney could not raise the money to do so -- his credit was all tied up in building the theme park itself. After the phenomenal success of Disneyland, Disney attempted to buy the hotel; but the Wrathers steadfastly refused to sell. Long after Jack and Bonita Wrather's and Walt Disney's deaths, the Disney Company bought the Wrather Corporation. The Disney Company thus acquired the Disneyland Hotel, the Queen Mary and Spruce Goose attractions in Long Beach, California, the rights to The Lone Ranger (1949) TV series, as well as other properties. Bonita Granville Rather died of cancer on 11 October 1988, in Santa Monica, California. She and Wrather had four children (two from Wrather's first marriage).

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