Bonita Granville Overview:

Legendary actress, Bonita Granville, was born on Feb 2, 1923 in Chicago, IL. Granville died at the age of 65 on Oct 11, 1988 in Santa Monica, CA .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Granville was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1936Best Supporting ActressThese Three (1936)Mary TilfordNominated
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. On 2011, Granville received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.

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Wednesday's Child: (2)

By Beth Daniels on Feb 5, 2014 From Mildred's Fatburgers

Born February 2, 1923 Not Even Close to a Biography, but Fun My copy of and the Mystery of Star IslandBy Kathryn HeisenfeltWhitman Publishing, 1942 What my sister wrote on the front endpaper of a gift copy: (I *did* already have it, but wasn't that nice?) ... Read full article


Beloved Brat -

By The Metzinger Sisters on May 25, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

was one of Hollywood's finest and most versatile child actors. On the big screen she perfected a characterization of a malicious child that had not been portrayed previously. was uniquely ....a "beloved brat". No other actress was quite able to rival... Read full article


Beloved Brat -

By The Metzinger Sisters on May 25, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

was one of Hollywood's finest and most versatile child actors. On the big screen she perfected a characterization of a malicious child that had not been portrayed previously. was uniquely ....a "beloved brat". No other actress was quite able to rival... Read full article


Beloved Brat -

By The Metzinger Sisters on May 25, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

was one of Hollywood's finest and most versatile child actors. On the big screen she perfected a characterization of a malicious child that had not been portrayed previously. was uniquely ....a "beloved brat". No other actress was quite able to rival... Read full article


Beloved Brat -

By The Metzinger Sisters on May 25, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

was one of Hollywood's finest and most versatile child actors. On the big screen she perfected a characterization of a malicious child that had not been portrayed previously. was uniquely ....a "beloved brat". No other actress was quite able to rival... Read full article


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Bonita Granville Quotes:

Mrs. Emily Kilbourne: Every night when I go to bed, I search myself.
Marian Kilbourne: Did you ever find anything?


Nancy Drew: Dad! Ted's in jail again! Come on!


Nancy Drew: A reporter has the right to do things an ordinary person shouldn't.


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Bonita Granville Facts
Long married to oil millionaire / producer Jack Wrather who produced a few of her young adult films, including The Guilty (1947), Strike It Rich (1948), Guilty of Treason (1950) and The Lone Ranger (1956). Together they went on to produce the "Lassie" (1954) TV series. They had four children: daughters Molly Wrather and Linda Wrather and sons Jack Wrather Jr. and Christopher Wrather.

Through a special agreement with Walt Disney, she and her husband, Jack Wrather were able to use the Disneyland name on the hotel they built across the street from the theme park in Anaheim, California.


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