Churchill, Bonnie Jean

Bonnie Jean Churchhill 1944
Bonnie Jean Churchhill 1944
Reba Churchill (left), Bonnie Churchill (right) 1944
Reba Churchill (left), Bonnie Churchill (right) 1944

Bonnie Jean Churchill

The Churchill sisters, Bonnie and Reba, wrote newspaper columns and did radio broadcasts about Hollywood news and gossip. They also edited such film magazines as “Silver Screen” and “Screenland,” and published a book “Reba and Bonnie’s Guide to Glamour and Personality.”

From the September 27, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
Frosh: Bonnie Jean Churchill is a new student from Chicago.

From the October 25, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
Bonnie Jean Churchill’s birthday is December 5.

From the Mar-Ken 1941 Yearbook, as a 9th grade Freshman:
Bonnie Jean Churchill – the genius of the freshman class is only twelve years old, and came to Hollywood six years ago. Her ambition is to be an actress. When she was very young she was in a play in the Enchanted Isle Theater in Chicago, Illinois. Bonnie Jean intended to stay only one day but was there for two years. She has worked in quite a few pictures, too, at Paramount and Republic studios, and has been on the radio.

From the Mar-Ken 1942 Yearbook, as a Sophomore:
BONNIE JEAN CHURCHILL
Bonnie was born on December 5th, in Chicago, and has been in Hollywood for six years. She likes Bob Hope, swimming, and Tschaikovsky. Her ambition is to be a great actress, and she already has a good start.

From the September 28, 1942 Mar-Ken Journal:
SUMMING UP THE SUMMER: Bonnie Jean Churchill spent most of the time at the beach and saw all the Hollywood shows.

From the Mar-Ken 1943 Yearbook, as a Junior:
“Caught off Their Guard:” BONNIE CHURCHILL – washing her hair in hair-growing tonic.

From the Mar-Ken 1943 Yearbook; Junior Crossword Puzzle:
Newly elected member of the Honor Society whose pet peeve is having people pull her hair.

Bonnie Jean was Assistant Secretary of Le Cercle Franqais (the French Club) in 1943.

From the Mar-Ken 1944 Yearbook, “Transvia,” as a Senior:
Name: BONNIE JEANE CHURCHILL
From: Chicago, Illinois
Destination: U.C.L.A.
Description: Blue eyes, brown hair in long curls
General Data: Appreciates the voice of Frank Munn. Can’t tolerate people who break promises or their appointments.

Bonnie Jean was Secretary of her Senior Class and member of the Mar-Ken Chapter of the National Honor Society.

Links to other resources about Bonnie Jean Churchill:

Bonnie Churchill reporting:
http://www.bonniechurchill.com/