|Hockey films||Slap Shot|
Dowd was born in Massachusetts in 1945 and is the sister of Ned Dowd.
She wrote the script for Slap Shot and loosely based it on her brother and his minor league hockey team, the Johnstown Jets. She also wrote the story for the 1978 film Coming Home, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
She is often mistaken for having a bit part in Slap Shot. But the actress in the film is actually her sister-in-law, Nancy N. Dowd (Ned Dowd's wife). The middle initial was used in the credits to differentiate between the two.
The following is a selected filmography.
- Slap Shot (1977)
- Coming Home (1978)
- Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
- Swing Shift (1984)
- ↑ Jonathon Jackson. The Making of Slap Shot: Behind the Scenes of the Greatest Hockey Movie Ever Made. 2010. Chapter 6, pages 106, 165. (Retrieved June 27, 2013).