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Edward Bowes (I) (1874–1946)

Edward Bowes was born on June 14, 1874 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Major Bowes' Amateur Parade No. 1 (1936), Bits of Africa (1928) and In Tune with Tomorrow (1939). He was married to Margaret Illington. He died on June 14, 1946 in Rumson, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »


(age 72) in Rumson, New Jersey, USA

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 1939 In Tune with Tomorrow (Short)
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 1936 Major Bowes' Amateur Parade No. 1 (Short)
Major Bowes (as Major Bowes)
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 1936 Major Bowes' Amateur Parade No. 1 (Short) (script - as Major Bowes)
 1928 Bits of Africa (Documentary short) (titles)
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 1926/I Camille (as Major Edward Bowes)
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 1926 Don Juan (music arranger - uncredited)
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (composer: theme music - uncredited)
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 1928 Bits of Africa (Documentary short)
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 1935 Major Bowes Amateur Theater of the Air (Documentary short)
Himself (as Major Bowes)
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 1990 Frank Sinatra: The Voice of Our Time (TV Movie documentary)
 1978 Good Old Days Part II (TV Special)

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Alternate Names:

Major Edward Bowes | Major Bowes

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The amateur can be invited to the microphone on the underlying theory of finding new talent. This sort of show must be a sincere effort to help those who have faith in themselves. Everything doesn't have to be funny on an amateur hour. Neither can the show be prepared in advance, for if it is the amateur becomes frozen. It must be a pot-luck broadcast with spontaneity the keynote. What the ... See more »


Host of CBS Radio's "Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour" (1934-1946). See more »


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