Bowes presided over his radio program until his death on his 72nd birthday, June 14, Each segment's winner was announced the next week. Although competition was fierce and spots on the show were difficult, many who even did well on the show did not continue on to be famous. Bowes's familiar catchphrase, " Has Passed Away March 17th,
Encyclopedia of Television Shows, through Add the first question. The rapid popularity of The Original Amateur Hour made him better known than most of the talent he featured. My mother was a blues singer on The Major Bowes Show and she performed across country with his "all girl review". June 14, June 14, travsd. The show remained on CBS for the remainder of its run on radio. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.