Nancy Dowd

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

Nancy Dowd
Born1945 (age 7374)
Framingham, Massachusetts
Notable worksSlap Shot (1977)
Coming Home (1978)
Notable awardsAcademy Award
Best Original Screenplay
1979 Coming Home


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.



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