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 takes a look at the achievements of the 20th Century's most important figures. Tune in tonight at 9pm to decide who the greatest leader was and cast your vote. You will have from 10pm tonight to 4pm tomorrow to do so. Info and Ts & Cs: https://t.co/jUT6FAaSSq
— BBC (@BBC) January 8, 2019
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.
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