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Some Famous People with the surname of Bowes

Wikipedia Bill Bowes (William Eric Bowes; 25 July 1908, Elland, Yorkshire, England ? 4 September 1987, Otley, Yorkshire, England) was one of the best bowlers of the inter-war period and for a time the most important force behind Yorkshire's dominance of the County Championship.
Wikipedia Danny Bowes (born 14 April 1960, West Ham, London, England) is the lead singer with the rock act, Thunder.
Wikipedia Edward Bowes (14 June 1874, San Francisco ? 14 June 1946, Rumson, New Jersey) was an American radio personality of the 1930s and 40s whose "Major Bowes' Amateur Hour" was the best-known amateur talent show in radio during its eighteen-year (1934-1952) run on NBC and CBS.
Wikipedia John George Bowes (ca 1812?May 20 1864) was a businessman and political figure in Canada East.
Wikipedia Margie Bowes (born March 18, 1941) is an American country music singer popular in the late 1950s.
Wikipedia David Bowes is an American painter, born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1957, and first recognized during the early 1980s in New York's East Village.
Wikipedia Shirley Bowes, a farmer's wife from County Durham who stood for election in the "New Trimdon and Trimdon Grange" ward in the Borough of Sedgefield, made history at the 2007 UK local elections when she polled no votes, the first time this has happened in the UK since 1860.
Wikipedia Will Bowes (born June 14 1990 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian actor.
Wikipedia Emily Bowes Gosse (10 November 1806 ? 10 February 1857) was a Victorian painter and illustrator, and writer of evangelical Christian poems and tracts.
Wikipedia William "Billy" Bowes was a Scottish professional footballer who played as an inside forward.

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