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David Bowie

Singer/actor

Born - 8 January 1947, Brixton, London, England
Died - 11 January 2016

Light-haired, narrow-faced, slightly other-worldly superstar of the pop music world, both as composer and singer, who also made some distinctive appearances in films. Born David Jones, his unsettling aura and deliberately enigmatic sexuality were first seen in the short The Image (1967) and briefly in The Virgin Soldiers (1969), but didn't really come into their own until he played the title role in The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976). After that, he made Just a Gigolo (1978), Christiane F (1981), Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1982), Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence (1982), The Hunger (1983), Into the Night (1985), Labyrinth (1985), Absolute Beginners (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), The Linguini Incident (1991), Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me (1992), Basquiat (1996), Il Mio West/Gunslinger's Revenge (1998), Mr Rice's Secret (1999), Zoolander (2001), The Prestige (2006), August (2008) and Bandslam (2009), his last. The director Duncan Jones is his son. Twice married, latterly to actress/model Iman, Bowie died from cancer of the liver.