Dorris Bowdon (Dorris Bowdon)

Dorris Bowdon

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)  Family links:  Parents:  John Thomas James Bowdon (1870 – 1917)  Lillian Belle Darby Bowdon (1876 – 1955)  Spouse:  Nunnally Johnson (1897 – 1977)


  • December, 27, 1914
  • USA


  • August, 08, 2005
  • USA


  • Westwood Memorial Park
  • California
  • USA

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