|Born||1945 (age 76–77)|
|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.
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. Ned and his wife, Nancy N. Dowd, both appeared in the film.
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.