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~John Bowers~

Born: December 25, 1885 in Garrett, Indiana, USA
Died: November 17, 1936 in Santa Monica, California, USA
~Los Angeles Times, 1936~
John Bowers was a silent film actor who starred in such pictures as "Lorna Doone" (1922),
"Chickie" (1925), "Sky Pilot" (1921), "When a Man's a Man" (1924), "Say it with Songs" (1929), "Skin
Deep" (1929) and "Mounted Fury" (1931).

Before his entrance in films in 1916, Bowers appeared on the stage in "Family Cupboard," "Decent
Thing to Do," "Little Miss Brown" and "Life."

Bowers died at the age of 51. In November 1936, he rented a sailboat at a pier in Santa Monica, and
several days later the empty boat was found by a lobster fisherman. On Nov. 17, 1936, his body
washed ashore just south of Malibu.

Bowers' 1936 Times obituary speculates that he could have committed suicide after failing to
successfully transition to sound pictures.

— Los Angeles Times Nov. 18, 1936
~Silent Filmography~
Heroes in Blue (1927) .... Bob Kelly
The Opening Night (1927) .... Jimmy Keane
Ragtime (1927) .... Ted Mason
For Ladies Only (1927) .... Cliff Coleman
The Heart of the Yukon (1927) .... Jim Winston
Three Hours (1927) .... James Finlay
Jewels of Desire (1927) .... Maclyn Mills
Pals in Paradise (1926) .... Bill Harvey
Laddie (1926) .... Laddie
The Dice Woman (1926) .... Hamlin
Whispering Smith (1926) .... McCloud
The Danger Girl (1926) .... Wilson Travers
Rocking Moon (1926) .... Gary Tynan
Hearts and Fists (1926) .... Larry Pond
The People vs. Nancy Preston (1925) .... Mike Horgan
Off the Highway (1925) .... Donald Brett
Daughters Who Pay (1925) .... Dick Foster
Chickie (1925) .... Barry Dunne
Confessions of a Queen (1925) .... Prince Alexei
Flattery (1925) .... Reginald Mallory
So Big (1924) .... Pervus DeJong
Those Who Dare (1924) .... Captain Manning
Empty Hearts (1924) .... Milt Kimberlin
Code of the Wilderness (1924) .... Rex Randerson
The White Sin (1924) .... Grant Van Gore
When a Man's a Man (1924) .... Lawrence Knight, 'Patches'
Richard the Lion-Hearted (1923) .... Sir Kenneth, Knight of the Leopard
Desire (1923) .... Bob Elkins
Destroying Angel (1923) .... Hugh Miller Whittaker
Barefoot Boy (1923) .... Dick Alden
Divorce (1923) .... Jim Parker
What a Wife Learned (1923) .... Jim Russell
The Woman of Bronze (1923) .... Paddy Miles
Crinoline and Romance (1923) .... Davis Jordan
Quincy Adams Sawyer (1922) .... Quincy Adams Sawyer
Lorna Doone (1922) .... John Ridd
Affinities (1922) .... Day Illington
The Bonded Woman (1922) .... John Somers
South of Suva (1922) .... John Webster
The Golden Gift (1922) .... James Llewelyn
Voices of the City (1921) .... Graham
The Poverty of Riches (1921) .... Tom Donaldson
The Silent Call (1921) .... Clark Moran
The Ace of Hearts (1921) .... Mr. Forrest
Bits of Life (1921) .... Dentist's Patient
An Unwilling Hero (1921) .... Hunter
Roads of Destiny (1921) .... David Marsh
The Sky Pilot (1921) .... The Sky Pilot
Godless Men (1920) .... Dan Darrin
A Cumberland Romance (1920) .... Clayton
Out of the Storm (1920) .... John Ordham
The Woman in Room 13 (1920) .... Paul Ramsey
The Loves of Letty (1919) .... Richard Perry
Strictly Confidential (1919) .... Vernon, Lord Bantock
Through the Wrong Door (1919) .... Burt Radcliffe
The Pest (1919) .... Gene Giles
Daughter of Mine (1919) .... George Howard/Byron Mulvaney
Sis Hopkins (1919) .... Ridy Scarboro
Day Dreams (1919) .... Dan O'Hara
What Love Forgives (1919) .... David Know Endicott
The Sea Waif (1918) .... Harry Caton
T'Other Dear Charmer (1918) .... Tom Wentworth
Heredity (1918) .... Paul Winslow
... aka "The Blood of the Trevors" - USA (alternative title)
Joan of the Woods (1918) .... Norman Dicks
A Woman of Redemption (1918) .... Tim Stanton
The Cabaret (1918) .... Dick Turner
... aka "Cabaret" - USA (alternative title)
The Oldest Law (1918) .... Billy West
Journey's End (1918) .... Phil Marsden
The Way Out (1918) .... Count Louis de Jouiville
... aka "Way Out" - USA (alternative title)
The Spurs of Sybil (1918) .... Dr. Ross Alger
Stolen Hours (1918) .... Carton, Hugh
The Strong Way (1917) .... Don Chadwick
The Tenth Case (1917) .... Sanford King
Easy Money (1917) .... Richard Chanslor
Shall We Forgive Her? (1917)
Betsy Ross (1917) .... Joseph Ashburn
A Self-Made Widow (1917) .... Fitzhugh Castleton
The Divorce Game (1917) .... Paul, Viscount de Sallure
Maternity (1917/I) .... David Gordon
... aka "The Cry of the Unborn" - USA (alternative title)
The Candy Girl (1917) (as John E. Bowers) .... Simon Skinner
Darkest Russia (1917) .... Alexis Nazimoff
The Bondage of Fear (1917) .... Dick Mortimer
The Reward of Patience (1916) .... Robert Penfield
Destiny's Toy (1916) .... Reverend Robert Carter
The Eternal Grind (1916) .... Owen Wharton
Hulda from Holland (1916) .... Allan Walton
Madame X (1916) .... Monsieur Floriot
The Woman Pays (1915) (as John E. Bowers) .... John Langton
The Little Dutch Girl (1915) .... Lionel
In the Days of the Thundering Herd (1914) (uncredited)
... aka "The Thundering Herd" - USA (reissue title)
The Baited Trap (1914) .... Blondie
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