The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 198
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 198

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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A former child movie star, Bonita Granville Wrather, is one of the strong spirits behind the beautiful collie. interview by TV columnist Margaret McManus. WE ARRANGE SHIPMENT TO THE BAHAMAS S 1? 2pc. FOAM' SOFA BED SUITE f RECLINERS FR0M s39m TADirr I HDLCJ 2-STEP-l COFFEE WAl. MON. 29$ IIEND PLASTIC ror 4 ROOMS complete $499 SECTIONAL 7 19" ZsW'3i CMJIIr K r I M 1 7 A I X 2 WX MANY COLORS SO'5 BEDROOM SUITE , 3HD 57a They've decided not to keep Lassie down on the farm. After 13 years on television, when the Martins' communication to the outside world was a rutted country road, a stretch of fields to the barn, and the hand crank telephone on the kitchen wall, Lassie is going to roam. She'll be roaming Sunday nights (CBS-TV) from the Alaskan glaciers, to the coasts of Oregon and Washington, to the deserts and mountains of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. For company, she will have the United States Forest Rangers, the United States Coast Guard, rescue missions, all kinds of valiant, dauntless, stout-hearted men. One of the strong spirits behind Lassie is a stout-hearted woman, Bonita Granville Wrather, the former child movie star, who has been married for almost 22 years to Jack Wrather, president of the Wrather Corporation, owners and producers of television properties, among them Lassie and the Lone Ranger. It's not that easy to describe Bonita Granville's husband. He is never described as Bonita Granville's husband. Usually, he is referred to as a Texas and Los Angeles industrialist. He is an acquirer. He has successfully bought and sold radio and television stations. He had a financial disaster with a toy company. He owns and -operates the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California, which Miss Granville helped to decorate. They work very much as a team. "I've got a kooky husband," she said. "He likes to have his wife with him all the time. I sit in on board meetings. I travel with him. I'm interested in whatever Jack is interested in. When I decided to marry him, I knew that was the kind of marriage it would have to be, full time. I knew from then on, my acting would be a minor part of my life. Maybe it was a hard decision to make at (continued) r i Ell i 36 All Florida Magazine

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