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 (bo͞o′ē, bō′ē), James 1796-1836.
American-born Mexican colonist who joined the Texan forces during the struggle for independence from Mexico. He died during the defense of the Alamo.


1. (Biography) 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. (Biography) 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


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James, 1799–1836, U.S. soldier and pioneer.
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Noun1.Bowie - United States pioneer and hero of the Texas revolt against Mexico; he shared command of the garrison that resisted the Mexican attack on the Alamo where he died (1796-1836)
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I felt a bit like those crusty old judges last week in my utter disbelief that the BBC News led with 12 solid minutes of coverage of the death of David Bowie.
THE legendary David Bowie died on Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer.
PETE WYLIE was right when he wrote on Monday that David Bowie media tributes were always going to be difficult, because he was so many different things to so many different people.
LONDON, Jan 09, 2014 (AFP) - Veteran rocker David Bowie was nominated Thursday for two Brit awards alongside youngsters like One Direction, thirty years after he first won a prize at Britain's equivalent of the Grammys.
IT'S fair to say David Bowie is not as prolific as he was back in the 1970s and early 1980s.
COVENTRY-born Hollywood star Clive Owen says he was inspired by David Bowie when growing up in the city.
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John Leguizamo, who plays the artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and sings the Nat King Cole classic ``Nature Boy'' - sung by David Bowie on the soundtrack - doing a version of Stephen Sondheim's ``Send in the Clowns.
Speaking ahead of Radio 1's Big Weekend - which will see Coldplay, Mumford & Sons and Ellie Goulding perform at Powderham Castle in Exeter - he tells us: "When David Bowie, Prince and Victoria "When D ysayers would say, ed David Bowie on '.
Legendary singer David Bowie has left nearly half of his $100 million fortune to his wife, Iman Abdulmajid, according to his will filed Friday in Manhattan.
TAKE That's Howard Donald has named his newborn son Bowie in a homage to late singer David Bowie.
THE one and only David Bowie passed away today Peacefully in his sleep so they do say An actor and singer is the Bowie we all knew And David knew just how to shock the world too David they say was a real downto-earth man And Major Tom was no flash in the pan It's been said Bowie hated Angie his ex-wife Who once was the love of his life?