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David Bowie Voted Greatest Entertainer of 20th Century In British Poll

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David Bowie performs at Milton Keynes Bowl on July 2, 1983.

David Bowie is the British public's choice for the greatest entertainer of the 20th century.

BBC Two recently conducted a poll for its historical Icons series, and Bowie was up against Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin and Billie Holiday in the entertainer category. The late legend will now face Nelson Mandela and Ernest Shackleton in a new poll for the greatest 20th century icon overall.

David Bowie died in January 2016 after a battle with cancer. He was 69.