John Merrick, The Elephant Man (as played by actor John Hurt in David Lynch's movie). I dig all three of these people!

John Merrick, The Elephant Man (as played by actor John Hurt in David Lynch's movie). I dig all three of these people!

David Bowie as John Merrick, in the stage play “The Elephant Man”.  I was obsessed with the life of Mr. Merrick when I was younger.

David Bowie as John Merrick, in the stage play “The Elephant Man”. I was obsessed with the life of Mr. Merrick when I was younger.

In the 19th century, Joseph Merrick was exhibited in a freak show. In 1979, his story became a Broadway play, and then a movie in 1980. Now it’s going back to Broadway, with Bradley Cooper in the title role. Merrick was known as “The Elephant Man” because of his multiple deformities, but underneath he just wanted to be treated like anyone else. He died in 1890, and scientists have tried ever since to pinpoint what caused his disabilities.

In the 19th century, Joseph Merrick was exhibited in a freak show. In 1979, his story became a Broadway play, and then a movie in 1980. Now it’s going back to Broadway, with Bradley Cooper in the title role. Merrick was known as “The Elephant Man” because of his multiple deformities, but underneath he just wanted to be treated like anyone else. He died in 1890, and scientists have tried ever since to pinpoint what caused his disabilities.

Stand by your man: Irina Shayk wowed in a plunging blush pink dress with a thigh-high split as she supported her boyfriend Bradley Cooper at a performance of The Elephant Man in London on Tuesday

Irina Shayk supports beau Bradley Cooper's The Elephant Man play

Stand by your man: Irina Shayk wowed in a plunging blush pink dress with a thigh-high split as she supported her boyfriend Bradley Cooper at a performance of The Elephant Man in London on Tuesday

The Elephant Man (1980) A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity. Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft...TS Bio

The Elephant Man (1980)

The Elephant Man (1980) A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity. Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft...TS Bio

The Elephant Man on Broadway staring Bradley Cooper and Patricia Clarkson.

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man; Phil took me to see this when David Bowie starred

The Elephant Man (1980)

1979 - David Bowie as John Merrick in The Elephant Man on Broadway 70s.

1979 - David Bowie as John Merrick in The Elephant Man on Broadway 70s.

Bradley Cooper plays the title role in a sturdy Broadway revival of “The Elephant Man,” at the Booth Theater.

Bradley Cooper in 'The Elephant Man' on Broadway

Bradley Cooper plays the title role in a sturdy Broadway revival of “The Elephant Man,” at the Booth Theater.

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