NewsArts & Culture / August 14, 2019

Late Indiana Actor To Be Honored With Historical Marker

Late Indiana Actor To Be Honored With Historical MarkerThe marker recently approved by the Indiana Historical Bureau will be installed next year for John Bowersox in the DeKalb County city of Garrett.DeKalb County, Garrett, John Bowersox, John Bowers2019-08-14T00:00:00-04:00
Late Indiana Actor To Be Honored With Historical Marker

Indiana native John Bowersox, who went by the stage name John Bowers, became one of Hollywood's top silent movie actors.

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GARRETT, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana native who became one of Hollywood's top silent movie actors will be honored with a historical marker in his hometown.

The marker recently approved by the Indiana Historical Bureau will be installed next year for John Bowersox in the DeKalb County city of Garrett.

Bowersox, who went by the stage name John Bowers, was born and raised in the northeastern Indiana city. He enjoyed a successful stage career before starring in more than 90 Hollywood movies under the stage name John Bowers.

His wife, Maurgerite de la Motte, was also a star, but they were separated when Bowersox died in 1936 following a career slump.

DeKalb County historian John Bry tells The (Auburn) Star Bowersox's sad ending is believed to have been an inspiration for the main character in the original "A Star is Born" film.

 

 

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