Dorris Bowdon
Date of Birth
Dec 27, 1915
Birth Place:
Coldwater, MS


After playing minor roles opposite Henry Fonda in both Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) and Drums Along the Mohawk, blonde, hazel-eyed Dorris Bowdon was awarded the choice role of Rosasharn, again opposite Fonda, in John Ford's evocative The Grapes of Wrath (1940). It was by no means a major role but she earned fine reviews and should have gone on to bigger and better things. Instead, she became the third...