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Bonita Granville Biography

Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Born in a family of artists, her parents were actors, her grandmother was a ballerina and her grandfather was an opera conductor
  • Along with her husband, Jack Wrather, owned and operated the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California, until it was acquired by the Disney Corporation in 1988
  • After her husband's passing, took over as chairman of the board at the Wrather Corporation
  • From 1986 to 1988, served as chair of the American Film Institute
  • Founder-member of the Los Angeles Music Center, former president of the Los Angeles Orphanage Guild and a member of The Amazing Blue Ribbon


  • 1936Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated


  • Linda Wrather -- Daughter
  • Bernard Granville -- Father
  • Jack Wrather -- Husband
  • Rosina (née Timponi) Granville -- Mother
  • Christopher Wrather -- Son
  • Molly -- Stepdaughter
  • Jack -- Stepson