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Douglas Bowie was born in Kingston in 1944. Raised predominantly in Ottawa, he returned to Kingston to attend Queen's in 1962 but transferred to Carleton University from where he graduated in 1966. Bowie's writing career began when he entered the CBC Centennial Playwriting Competition while working at an advertising firm in Ottawa. His teleplay, Who Was the Lone Ranger, won a prize which set Bowie onto his professional writing career.
Bowie wrote a succession of film and television dramas, mini-series, feature films, plays and a couple of radio plays. He won an ACTRA in 1984 for Best Writer for the mini-series Empire, Inc., and was a recepient of the 1998 Margaret Collier Award which is presented to a writer for their outstanding body of work in Canadian television. Bowie also edited Best Canadian Screenplays with Tom Shoebridge, and added playwriting to his repertoire in the 1990s. He was the playwright-in-residence at Thousand Islands Playhouse for many years. Bowie has continued to live in Kingston and has been involved with such local organizations asTheatre Kingston, Cinema Kingston, Hope Theatre and the Kingston Tennis club.