Antoinette Bower is a veteran film, TV and stage actress, who rocked the screens for about four decades, from the mid-fifties down to the early nineties. In her prime, she appeared in widely watched TV series such as The Fugitive, Ben Casey, Combat!, The Twilight Zone, and of course, The Invaders. What’s more, she also made appearances in blockbusters like Star Trek and Mission Impossible and has about 50 credits under her belt. Let’s get to know other interesting details about the now-retired actress.
Antoinette Bower’s Bio, Age
Born on September 30, 1932, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Antoinette Bower was raised by her British parents. There are hardly any known details about her early childhood, education, siblings, parents or what they did for a living. However, we know she didn’t start out as an American citizen. Bower spent a greater part of her formative years living in pre-world war two Europe, England to be precise before she made the big move to the United States.
Antoinette Bower’s Career
There, the German-Brit took up American citizenship. We wish we could simply reel out details of her early education and the schools she attended right up to college, but much of those details are quite rare, especially as Bower hasn’t published an autobiography yet. Nevertheless, we’re aware that she attended school in London and soon after graduation, she began working as a Field Language Supervisor for the Germany-based International Refugee Organization (IRO).
The IRO was soon dissolved and Bower moved to Canada to go join her family. There, she began working as a copywriter and disc jockey for a small-town radio station. In time, she would go on to work for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Her eureka moment, however, came in 1960 when Bower visited Los Angeles on a visit and in a stroke of fate, landed her first TV guest role. What followed were other roles that necessitated her final move to settle in Los Angeles for good. She was mostly a TV actress and landed occasional gigs in the theater. She has been described as “too versatile for her own good.” What else would you expect from a smart, hardworking, actress?
Her forty-year-long career saw her appear in about fifty TV series and films, most notably, the Canadian TV series, Neon Rider; in which she appeared in forty-two episodes from 1989 to 1992. The series originally aired on CTV from 1990 to 1992 and then on YTV from 1992 to 1995. Moreover, she appeared in other popular series such as Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, Murder, The Twilight Zone, The Invaders, She Wrote, Ben Casey, Combat, Columbo, The Fugitive, The Six Million Dollar Man and several others. She’s also worked alongside industry bigwigs such as Michael Pataki, Christopher Lloyd, Christopher Plummer, and the adorable Shelly Winters, among others.
Antoinette Bower’s film appearances were also an extra touch to her career. Some of them include; Superbeast (1972), Die Sister, Die! (1972 – released in 1978), Prom Night (1980), Time Walker (1982), Blood Song (1982), The Evil That Men Do (1984) and Club Paradise (1986). After a fulfilling acting career, Antoinette Bower, to the shock of fans, decided to call it quits in 1995. Though many believed she was only on a short time-out, decades later, it has become clear that she rested from her works for real and is now having a befitting retirement.
Antoinette Bower’s Salary And Net Worth
As of 2019, there are no published figures capturing Antoinette Bower’s net worth or salary during her active years. Also, we have no details about her investment portfolio or what other items feature on her property list, especially houses, cars and costly pieces of jewellery.
Is She Married? Who is Her Husband?
As far as we know, Antoinette Bower was married to American artist James Francis Gill. Asides the name, we have no further details about their dating history; when they exchanged vows and the time and events leading to their eventual divorce. There are also no records of them sharing a son or daughter but before Gill, Bower was rumored to be romantically involved with fellow actor Theodore Marcuse. The claim stemmed from their near-perfect on-screen appearance as a couple. However, they neither confirmed nor rebuffed the rumors at the time.