Caption: Still of David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Soundtrack, Actor, Composer
Born: January 8, 1947
Star sign: Capricorn
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Known for: Memento (2000), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Se7en (1995), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
David Bowie is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers of pop music. Born David Jones, he changed his name to Bowie in the 1960s, to avoid confusion with the then well-known Davy Jones (lead singer of The Monkees). The 1960s were not a happy period for Bowie, who remained a struggling artist, awaiting his breakthrough. He dabbled in ...