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Date of Birth 17 July 1951St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Birth NameMark Robert Bowden

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Mark Bowden was born on July 17, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Mark Robert Bowden. He is a writer and producer, known for Black Hawk Down (2001), Money for Nothing (1993) and Guests of the Ayatollah (2006). He is married to Gail Louise McLaughlin. They have five children.

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Gail Louise McLaughlin (24 July 19?? - present) (5 children)

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Son of Richard H. and Rita Lois (Keane) Bowden
Graduate of Loyola College of Maryland with B.A., 1973.
Five children: Aaron Bowden, Anya Bowden, William Bowden, Daniel Bowden, Benjamin Bowden.
Staff writer, Phila. Inquirer, 1979; previously staff reporter at Baltimore News-American, 1973-1979.
Winner of numerous awards, including Finalist, best newspaper writing, American Society Newspaper Editors, 1979, for "Life in the Projects"; also, science writing award from American Assn for Advancement of Science, 1980; and feature writing award from Sunday Magazine Editors Assn, 1987, for "Finder's Keeper's", later adapted into the film, Money for Nothing (1993).
His book, "Bringing the Heat: A Pro Football Team's Quest for Glory, Fame, Immortality, and a Bigger Piece of the Action" named one of best sports books of 1994 by New York Times.

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