Alan Bowne

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Alan Bowne (1945–1989) was an American playwright and author. He was a member of the New Dramatists.[clarification needed]

He wrote a number of plays including Beirut, Forty-Deuce, Sharon and Billy, and The Beany and Cecil Show, many of which are available from Broadway Play Publishing Inc. He also wrote one novel Wally Wonderstruck. He died of complications related to AIDS at the age of forty four.[1]

Bowne's play Beirut was adapted to the 1993 TV movie Daybreak starring Cuba Gooding Jr and Moira Kelly.


  1. ^ "Alan Bowne, Writer, 44". The New York Times. December 2, 1989.

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