How tall was David Bowie - Page 2

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5ft 9.64in (176.9cm)
Anonymous said on 11/Mar/06
if you look at photos with his wife, iman, who is listed as 5'9", he always seems to be a bit shorter than her. so i'm thinking he's probably closer to 5'8"...unless of course in those photos she's got on heels, then i'd figure him at 5'9", but definitely no taller than that

Editor Rob
I think 5ft 10.5 was what he once claimed.
Anonymous said on 6/Mar/06
Definitely looks 5'10 because he was an inch taller than Freddie Mercury who was 5'9" when they sang "Under Pressure during a Queen concert.
Glenn said on 4/Mar/06
he looks 5-9 tops nowadays.
A-Bomb said on 14/Feb/06
Hey Glenn nothing to do with height, but why weren't you guys looking at the camera for this one? It seems like you were posing for another picture or was it just a random natural shot? I've just always found it curious
mcfan said on 31/Dec/05

This is not a good illustration of heights, but I know I saw these two together in a photo I can't find on the internet that showed Lennon was probably .25-.50 inches taller than Bowie.

Here's one with Garfunkel where they're about the same height:

How tall is Garfunkel?
DB said on 8/Dec/05
I remember seing in a magazine in the 80's a list of British rockstar heights. he was measured at 5'8.5 inches. He probably wears elevator shoes, In a concert with Tina Turner, he wore elevator shoes(it was noticeable), he barely towered over her,and she is 5'4" (probably 5'8" with her shoes).
RLG said on 17/Sep/05
I remember seeing David Bowie on a TV programme maybe five years ago or more in which they actually measured his height. It was 5'10.5" but I don't think they asked him to take his shoes off so I'd guess we'd be talking a little over 5'9" barefoot at that time.

I found this page mentions that programme and the height measurement:
mcfan said on 15/Sep/05
He's 5'9.5 or used to be that height. He was just a hair shorter than Lennon. Given his age...I doubt he's still 5'9.5.
CelebHeights Editor said on 25/Aug/05
From Bowie newsgroup:
"More 5'8 to 5'9 I'd say. The one time I stood beside him in close proximity, I had the impression of towering over him (and I'm only 6' 0")."

"I've met him twice and I know I said 5'10" or 5'11'. However; I'm only 5'7" and he didn't seem very much taller than myself. I'm guessing 5'9"

"I'm almost positive he's 5'10'' I'm 5'11.5, and I seemed an inch or two taller than him. Being thin makes him seem taller"

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