Dorris Bowdon

About Dorris Bowdon

Who is it?: Actress
Birth Day: December 27, 1914
Birth Place:  Coldwater, Mississippi, United States
Occupation: film actress
Years active: 1938-1943
Spouse(s): Nunnally Johnson (1939-1977; his death)
Children: 3

Dorris Bowdon

Dorris Bowdon was born on December 27, 1914 in  Coldwater, Mississippi, United States, is Actress. Dorris Bowdon was discovered by a scout from 20th Century Fox, after she had just won the Miss Memphis 1937 title. She went west to Hollywood, along with two other ingénues, Linda Darnell and Mary Healy, who to this day has remained her closest friend. A friend in the publicity department arranged for her to meet with Nunnally Johnson, who was just finishing up The Grapes of Wrath (1940). He became smitten with the beauty, who was 18 years his junior, and they soon married. He was happy for the first time, after two other attempts, and it was the first and only time for Dorris. They remained married until his death in 1977 and had three children. A generation was skipped before producing another actor, her only grandson, Jack Johnson, who at nine-years-old, starred in the movie, Lost in Space (1998). Dorris continues to have a long list of fans who have remained loyal throughout the years. Amazing, considering she gave up her career when her first child was born in 1943.
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As per our current Database, Dorris Bowdon has been died on August 9, 2005(2005-08-09) (aged 90)\nLos Angeles, California, U.S..

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When Dorris Bowdon die, Dorris Bowdon was 90 years old.

Popular As Dorris Bowdon
Occupation Actress
Age 90 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born December 27, 1914 ( Coldwater, Mississippi, United States)
Birthday December 27
Town/City  Coldwater, Mississippi, United States
Nationality United States

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Dorris Bowdon’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Dorris Bowdon was born in the Year of the Tiger. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.

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Dorris Estelle Bowdon was born on December 27, 1914 in Coldwater, Mississippi, one of seven children.


Bowdon was an Actress in the 1930s and 1940s. When she was 20 years old, talent scout Ivan Kahn found her in Memphis, Tennessee, and brought her to Hollywood, California, for a screen test with 20th Century Fox. She "didn't fare so well" in her first test, so she was given another try.


She was married to Nunnally Johnson from 1939 until his death in 1977, and they had three children together, the first of whom was born in 1942, which prematurely ended Bowden's acting career. They resided in a mansion located at 625 Mountain Drive in Beverly Hills, California. It was designed by Architect Paul R. Williams and built from 1937 to 1938 by O' Neal and Son.

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