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Omnibus: Cracked Actor


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A film about David Bowie.
A few years ago a rock singer called David Bowie created a spectacularly successful character called Ziggy Stardust, who was both a parody of a famous rock star and an extension of Bowie's own personality - one of a whole repertoire of Bowie characters.
Then at the height of his fame Ziggy Stardust 'died' - David Bowie killed him off at the Hammersmith Odeon in the presence of thousands of screaming fans - 'I was never a rock and roll singer. I only played the part of a rock and roll singer.'
Two years later Omnibus found Bowie in Hollywood. He had discarded the elaborate costumes and make-up, but created a new and even more spectacular show, the Year of the Diamond Dogs. This film sets out to discover what has become of David Bowie, and what remains of Ziggy Stardust and all the other roles.


Subject: David Bowie
Film Editor: Tony Woollard
Executive Producer: Mike Wooller
Producer: Alan Yentob

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Omnibus: Cracked Actor

BBC One London, 26 January 1975 22.05

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