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Brits name David Bowie the greatest entertainer of the 20th century

The British public have named David Bowie the greatest entertainer of the 20th century.

In a poll for the Entertainers category of BBC programme, Icons, Bowie won out over Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, and Billie Holiday.

The TV shows ultimately strives to find “the greatest person of the 20th century” through a vote polled from the British public.

Icons looks at a range of categories in addition to entertainers, including artists, writers, leaders, activists, sports stars, explorers, and scientists.

Bowie was joined as a winner by anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, computer scientist Alan Turing and explorer Ernest Shackleton.

The British public’s pick for greatest person of the 20th century will be announced during Icons live final, airing 5th February on BBC Two.

Photo by Rex/Shutterstock

Madeleine Dunne

While studying multimedia journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University, Madeleine began writing for several publications including Transistor, Vegan Connections, and GigSlutz. In 2018, she became the music editor for Vegan Connections before joining the Music Crowns team as a staff writer and digital assistant. @kohlgrrl

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