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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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After retiring from acting, he worked as Executive Secretary for the Screen Directors Guild--later the Directors Guild of America--a position he held from 1938 until he retired in 1951, a year before his death. McGowan was made a Life Member of the Guild, the only Australian ever to be so honored by DGA. See more »


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