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Bowie(bo͞o`ē), city (1990 pop. 37,589), Prince Georges co., W central Md.; inc. 1916. It is mainly a residential community. Points of interest include the Woodward Mansion (c.1743), which serves as the city hall, and Belair Stables, a historical museum. Bowie State Univ. is in the city.
1. David, real name David Jones. born 1947, British rock singer, songwriter, and film actor. His recordings include "Space Oddity" (1969), The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972), Heroes (1977), Let's Dance (1983), and Heathen (2002)
2. James, known as Jim Bowie. 1796--1836, US frontiersman. A hero of the Texas Revolution against Mexico (1835--36), he died at the Battle of the Alamo