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Tim Bowman

Actor Tim Bowman, who starred as Che in the national company of “Evita,” died Jan. 17 in Los Angeles of AIDS complications. He was 45.

A Los Angeles native, Bowman got his start in theater in 1975 when he appeared in “Sweet America,” which was the final production at the old Lindy Opera House.

In 1980, Bowman joined the cast of “Evita” when it bowed at the Shubert Theater. While in the chorus he was discovered by Harold Prince, who offered him role of Che in the national company that toured the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Bowman’s other leading roles included Javert in the Los Angeles and San Francisco productions of “Les Miserables.”

Most recently, he served as stage manager for the Canon Theater on such recent hits as “Forever Plaid” and “Ruthless.”

Bowman is survived by his parents, a sister, a brother and two nieces.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations in Bowman’s name be made to the Mountains AIDS Foundation, 2020 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 190, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

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