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 Edward Bowes

Edward Bowes

Birth
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 13 Jun 1946 (aged 71)
Rumson, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 120 · View Source
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Radio Entertainer. Born in San Francisco, California, he was a popular radio personality best-known as host of the talent show, "Ed Bowes' Amateur Hour". He began his career as managing director of New York's Capital Theatre and as a producer of Broadway shows in the late 1900s. In the early 1930s, he branched into radio as the creator of New York WHN-Radio's "Major Bowes and His Capitol Family Show", which featured a variety amateur talent. The rapid popularity of the show soon evolved into "Ed Bowes' Amateur Hour", which started airing on NBC Radio in 1934. Some of Bowes' discoveries included opera singers Lily Pons, Robert Merrill, Beverly Sills, comedian Jack Carter, plus pop singers Teresa Brewer and Frank Sinatra. During his twelve year rain as the show's host, it ranked among America radio's top ten programs. He died on the eve of his 72nd birthday at his home in Rumson, New Jersey.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 120
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Bowes (14 Jun 1874–13 Jun 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120, citing Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .