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John Bowers

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Birth: December 25, 1885

John Bowers (real name John E. Bowersox) was an American silent film actor who starred in ninety-four films including short subjects. He began his film career in 1914. Within five years, he became one of the most popular leading men. During his career he co-starred frequently with Marguerite De La Motte, whom he later married.

Death November 17, 1936

Like many silent film stars, when talkies became the standard, Bowers' career collapsed. Bowers committed suicide by rowing a boat into the Pacific Ocean at Santa Monica, California, and drowned. He was fifty years old. His life is often identified as inspiration for the Norman Maine character in the film A Star is Born (1937).

Where are they buried?

  • Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California
  • Crown Hill Cemetery, Huntington, Indiana
  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California

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Crown Hill Cemetery, Huntington, Indiana

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