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J.P. McGowan (1880–1952)

J.P. McGowan was born on February 24, 1880 in Terowie, South Australia, Australia as John Paterson McGowan. He was a director and actor, known for The Hurricane Express (1932), The Hazards of Helen (1914) and Pioneers of the West (1929). He was married to Katherine Evangeline and Helen Holmes. He died on March 26, 1952 in Hollywood, California, ... See full bio »

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Stage: Starred in "Paid in Full" by Eugene Walter on Broadway.

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J. P. Mc Gowan | J.P.McGowan | J.P. MacGowan | Jack McGowan | John P. McGowan | John McGowan

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McGowan fought in the Boer War in South Africa in the early 1900s in the Australian contingent of a British army unit called Montmorency's Scouts. He was a dispatch rider, and on one mission the horse he was riding tumbled over a precipice. The horse was killed and McGowan was severely injured. He wasn't found until some time after the incident, and was hospitalized for more than a year before he... See more »


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