David Bowie in
The Elephant Man

David Bowie, musician, actor, and artist starred in the play, The Elephant Man, from July 29, 1980 to January 3, 1981. The play was performed in Denver, Chicago, and New York. Bowie's performance in The Elephant Man was between movie performances in Just a Gigolo and Christine F. During this time period, Bowie had recently divorced his first wife, Angela; his 14th album, Scary Monsters ... and Super Creeps was just released; and his good friend, John Lennon, (coauthor, along with Carlos Alomar, of Bowie's hit song, Fame), was assassinated (December 8, 1980). While Bowie had many career paths in motion during these years, many people felt that Bowie's performance in The Elephant Man established him as a true actor.

I decided to write this web site because very few Bowie fans had the opportunity to see this play. I hope you enjoy this web site.

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