In Memory of




Obituary for Robert Richard Bowser

Robert Richard Bowser (89), an award-winning Hollywood (MGM) casting director and long-time resident of Dallas, Oregon, died peacefully at his home following a long illness.

Robert was the youngest child of Earl Bowser and Florentia (Gale) Bowser. He was born on July 11, 1934, in Rochester, New York. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a decorated marksman and achieved the rank of Sergeant.

Robert attended and graduated from the famous Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California, and Monterey Community College. He attended college with well-known celebrities such as Dustin Hoffman and Ruth Buzzi. Following graduation, he worked for Alfred Hitchcock and Jinx Junkins on many (MGM) productions, such as North by Northwest, Marni, the Munsters, and Marcus Welby MD. Robert was known to put his beloved nephews and nieces in small cameo roles in several famous Hollywood productions.

Upon leaving Hollywood, Robert continued working in community theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Oregon Community Theater. He also owned and operated two successful art galleries on the Oregon coast. Robert loved the Lord, Jesus and prayed for his beloved Carmelite Sisters of Santa Fe, New Mexico every day.

He loved being a Catholic and he was baptized according to the Rite of the Roman Catholic Church when he was a young man. Following a Catholic Mass, Robert will be interred in Santa Fe, New Mexico.