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Bill Cowsill (1948–2006)

Bill Cowsill was born on January 4, 1948 in Middletown, Rhode Island, USA as William Joseph Cowsill Jr. He was married to Karen Betsy Locke. He died on February 17, 2006 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. See full bio »

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Gate 2: The Trespassers
A Family Thing
A Family Thing Himself
Leaving Metropolis
Leaving Metropolis Soundtrack


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 2002 Leaving Metropolis (writer: "The Chance You Took With Me" - as Billy Cowsill)
 1998 Reluctant Angel (writer: "The Chance You Took With Me" - as Billy Cowsill)
 1990 Gate 2: The Trespassers ("MY HAPPINESS") / (performer: "MY HAPPINESS")
 1968 A Family Thing (TV Special) (performer: "In Need of a Friend", "Sweet Adeline", "You Are My Sunshine", "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah", "Leonard Nimoy We Love You", "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With an Old Time Melody") / (writer: "In Need of a Friend")
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 1996 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (TV Series)
- Betrayal (1996)
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 2011 Family Band: The Cowsills Story (Documentary)
Himself (as Billy Cowsill)
 1970 American Bandstand (TV Series)
- Episode #14.3 (1970) ... Himself
 1968 A Family Thing (TV Special)

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