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 Dorris Bowdon

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Dorris Bowdon

  • Birth 27 Dec 1914 Coldwater, Tate County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 9 Aug 2005 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot A portion of her ashes were scattered at sea
  • Memorial ID 11517848

Actress. She was the widow of Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nunnally Johnson. She was also the grandmother of actor Jack Johnson who played Will Robinson in the feature film version of "Lost in Space." She is best remembered for her performance as Rose-of-Sharon in John Ford's classic film "The Grapes of Wrath." Also she worked with director Ford in "Young Mr. Lincoln" and "Drums Along the Mohawk." She retired after making 1943's "The Moon is Down," also written by Johnson and based on another Steinbeck novel.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 11 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11517848
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dorris Bowdon (27 Dec 1914–9 Aug 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11517848, citing Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated.