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Encyclopedia > William Bowers

William Bowers (Las Cruces, 1916 - Woodland Hills, 1987) was a reporter in Long Beach before becoming a screenwriter and specializing in writing comedy westerns and also turned out several thrillers. His first credited screenplay was "My Favorite Spy" in 1942. Las Cruces is a city located in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 74,267, making the city the second largest in the state. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Woodland Hills is the name of various communities, including: Woodland Hills, Fulton County, Arkansas Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California is a community within the city of Los Angeles. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Long Beach is the name of several places: Long Beach, British Columbia, Canada Long Beach, California, United States of America Long Beach, Mississippi, United States of America Long Beach, New York, United States of America Long Beach, Washington, United States of America Long Beach Township, New Jersey, United States of... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ...


His career noticeably picked up after his Oscar nomination for the gritty Gregory Peck Western "The Gunfighter" in 1950, leading to such assignments as the remake of "My Man Godfrey" in 1957 and "The Sheepman" in 1958 (a second Oscar nomination). Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ... Gregory Peck at Cannes, 2000 Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an Oscar-winning American film actor. ... The word western is an adjective used to refer to things that are in the West. ... The Gunfighter was a 1950 film starring Gregory Peck and directed by Henry King. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... In film, a remake is a newer version of a previously released film or a newer version of the source (play, novel, story, etc. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Bowers produced the last film that he wrote, the superior Western parody "Support Your Local Sheriff!" (1969). He also had a bit part as an actor in "The Godfather Part II" (1974). In contemporary usage, parody is a form of satire that imitates another work of art in order to ridicule it. ... Support Your Local sheriff! is a comic western film starring James Garner and Harry Morgan. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The Godfather Part II is the sequel to The Godfather, released in 1974. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ...


 
 

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