Nancy Dowd

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Nancy Dowd
Born 1945 (age 72–73)
Framingham, Massachusetts
Occupation Screenwriter
Nationality American
Notable works Slap Shot (1977)
Coming Home (1978)
Notable awards Academy Award
Best Original Screenplay
1979 Coming Home

Nancy Dowd (born 1945) is an Academy Award-winning screenwriter most famous for her films Slap Shot and Coming Home.[1]


Dowd is a graduate of the UCLA Film School.

Her brother Ned Dowd inspired the story behind Slap Shot based on his experiences playing minor league hockey.

She wrote lyrics for a song used in Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, another film she wrote.

Dowd often uses pseudonyms such as Rob Morton or Ernest Morton, or simply writes films without being officially credited.[citation needed]



  1. ^ "Nancy Dowd". The New York Times. 

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