John Merrick, The Elephant Man (as played by actor John Hurt in David Lynch's movie). I dig all three of these people!
Joseph Merrick photographed (left), and his skull
1979 - David Bowie as John Merrick in the play The Elephant Man (by Bernard Pomerance, directed by Jack Hofsiss in Broadway) 70s.
Today 9-23 in 1980: David Bowie made a splash on Broadway when he takes over the title role in The Elephant Man from Philip Anglim.
Bradley Cooper plays the title role in a sturdy Broadway revival of “The Elephant Man,” at the Booth Theater.
David Bowie as John Merrick , in the play "The Elephant Man" by Bernard Pomerance, directed by Jack Hofsiss in Broadway, photo by Ron Scherl, 1980
1979 - David Bowie as John Merrick in The Elephant Man on Broadway 70s.
In the play, it was Bowie; in the film, it was John Hurt...
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The Elephant Man (1980, dir. David Lynch)