Movie Star Descends From Clan of Thieves; Tragedy Was No Stranger


Jan-Michael Vincent, who became nationally recognizable on the 1980s television series “Airwolf,” but whose career later foundered, in part because of problems with drugs and alcohol, died on Feb. 10, 2019, at a hospital near his home in Asheville, NC. He was 74. I always had a teenage crush on him and would watch anything he had a role in.  There had always been rumors about Jan’s alcohol and drug abuse, but his life story seems a great tragedy for such a talented man. 

16_ Benjamin Bowling 1732-1790/ _____| 8_ Jarret Bowling 1762-1856 / ¯¯¯¯¯|
17_ Winifred Garrison ca 1738- _____| 4_ Henry Bowling 1785-1818 / \ _____|
18_ William Garrison 1746-1824 / ¯¯¯¯¯| 9_ Eleanor Garrison 1768-1830..1831 / ¯¯¯¯¯|
19_ Jane Bowling ca 1748-|2_ Robert H. Bowling 1814-1871| \ _____|
20_ Moses Higginbotham 1715-1791| \ _____| 10_ Robert Higginbotham 1752-1825| \ /
21_ Frances Kyle 1734-1825| ¯¯¯¯¯| 5_ Mary Ann Higginbotham 1792-1822| \| ¯¯¯¯¯| 11_ Nancy Blankenship 1760-1837
Francis Marion Bowling 1829-1920

 

Note in the 1978 picture of him all those Boling features: brilliant blue eyes, the Boling nose and well formed lips. He asked to be remembered more his surfing years rather than his time on TV and in films.

 

 

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