How tall is David Bowie ?

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David Bowie's height is 5ft 9in (175 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 10in (178 cm)
UK Singer and Labyrinth Actor. In a 1967 letter he wrote "I guess I'm 5'10""

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truth says on 8/Feb/14
a hair under 5ft10 peak (176-177cm), now 175cm flat.
Josie says on 11/Jan/14
I believe he was 5'10" easily when he was younger, he didn't seem particularly tall or short. But now at 67, I'd say he's probably 5'8"-5'8" 1/2.
mcfan says on 2/Jan/14
OK, we know that Lennon was at least a quarter-inch taller than Jagger. In Dancing in the Streets with the same shoes, Jagger is a bit taller than Bowie.
truth says on 1/Jan/14
I think about 175-177cm range.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 1/Dec/13
I used to think he was at least a 6fter. Like, Freddie Mercury and Tom Jones, Bowie always seemed larger than life onstage or in music videos. Then you see them in person and you're completely mind blown by how that's just not the case. Don't get me wrong, they were never small guys but just smaller.
Zola says on 18/Oct/13
David Bowie walked right past me once. I'm 5'7 and he was about the same height, or very slightly taller, but there wasn't much in it. I remember being surprised as I always thought he was really tall. He's slight.
Sam says on 10/Oct/13
John Lennon and David Bowie were pretty similar in height. Interesting how the angle in the various pictures can make either seem taller than the other. Also interesting how skinny Bowie looks, making Lennon look solidly built in comparison.
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However, Bowie looks 2 inches shorter than Ray Davies who claims 5'11.75".
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So, I would guess that Bowie (and Lennon) are indeed right near 5'10" or a smidge under.
truth says on 7/Oct/13
Iggy Pop is either 5ft6.5 or 5ft7 then.
truth says on 7/Oct/13
Bowie if not 5ft10 is at least 5ft9.5 so pretty decent.
Sam says on 3/Oct/13
Iggy Pop is one to talk...Bowie looks generally at least 3 inches taller than him. I still think it would have been poor casting, but Elijah Wood was a good fit to play Iggy Pop in terms of Wood and Pop having similar stature.
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lavachevolante says on 30/Sep/13
I believe DB is not that tall (5ft10). Many pic shots when he is next to other people make me think that. Also he looks like someone with a very fine squeleton,shapes, figure, face... I think he must be small and with a long proportionned body. Often on videos, he might look tall (but he has high heels) because he is filmed in a way to look tall and sometimes there is another view (from the side or behind in a crowd of spectators like in the Starman video with the blue guitare in 72) and there he looks much smaller like a 1.70 (5ft7)tall person. AND ALSO I believe he's small because in an interview of Iggy Pop, he says that he was performing without knowing DB had comme to see him and, he says: "and there was that smal, tiny man on the side in the crowd weaving to me and it was David!".
David says on 23/Aug/13
Rob please can we have a height of crowded houses neil finn?
bb says on 4/Aug/13
He's 5'8'' and that's a fact.
David says on 30/Jul/13
I have seen the picture of freddie mercury and david bowie as a photo shoot backstage at live aid 85.Bowie had on one and a half inch heels and freddie had adidads sneakers on with hatdly an inch.I think mercury was 5ft 8 and a half anyway so bowie did appear an inch taller but i definitley think bowie is 5ft 9 and now maybe 5ft 8 and a half but with smoking all those fags taking drugs and delving into alcholism it never affected his height.Bowie now though and for years is so clean no drugs and no alchol.
syd says on 18/Jul/13
David is just about five ten. That was his peak height. As you get older you lean more forward. He walks tall so he can appear taller. If he was well overwight which he will never be he would also appear even taller. Syd Barrett walked tall as well and can appear taller than Roger Waters when they were together in Pink Floyd.
Bakura says on 16/Jul/13
He was an inch taller than 5'9" Freddie Mercury, definitely no less than 5'10" peak...
David says on 12/May/13
I have seen the picture where Ray Davies appears to be alot taller than David Bowie.That can't be right i mean Bowie who's 5ft 9 and Davies is a quarter of an inch off six foot.Well,there's 2 and 3 quarters of an inch difference in reality but the picture is very odd height wise.
mcfan says on 11/Mar/13
Ray Davies towers over David Bowie by 3 inches and Candy Clark looked very close to an inch or two to a barefoot David Bowie in the Man Who Fell to Earth.
truth178cm says on 5/Feb/13
today around 174cm, he was 176cm thought.
Jamesy says on 24/Jan/13
Didn't look 5'10 even at his peak more like 5'9
mcfan says on 24/Dec/12
Here's the thing: he's wearing shoes in that mugshot and he only looks 5'10 and this is in 1976. He was 5'9 or 5'9.25 at his peak.
truth says on 5/Dec/12
5ft9.25 morning height to 5ft8.25/5ft8.5 evening peak height that what he looked to me to be honest. His skinny frame can trick you in believing 5ft10 +, but he is not over average height. Now 5ft9 morning down to 5ft8 evening. In the mugshot he was probably 5ft10 IN SHOES. Im 5ft9.5 evening and reach 5ft11-6ft range easily in shoes in the morning.
Adaliz says on 12/Oct/12
He's 5'10. His mugshot and his 1970 passport prove it. it's weitd that hes average height. He sems like a much taller man. Anyway, I love him. Hes a true original and legend.
David says on 4/Oct/12
David bowie is 5ft 9 and still is FACT.
Taz Mania says on 27/Sep/12
Bowie himself said he is 5'10" and a half (almost 5"11"). I've seen him up close and that seems right to me.
mcfan says on 31/Aug/12
Elton John, John Lennon, and David Bowie wore platform shoes. Lennon didn't look particularly tall in them because it made him hunch over even more.
little sue says on 27/Aug/12
He might have been wearing his platform shoes of the 70's though
Nicole says on 26/Aug/12
Check out David's mugshot from 1976. He's a couple of inches shy of the 6' mark.
mcfan says on 15/Aug/12
That might be right, David. My recollection was Lennon was about an inch taller than him, but I only think Jagger was a half-inch taller than him in Dancing in the Streets.
David says on 27/Jul/12
David bowie has been 5ft 9 since he was 17. One inch shorter than Sir Mick Jagger and on the video of Dancing in the street Bowie appears two inches shorter because there was no heel on Bowie's shoe. I love Bowie's rum haircuts and unique voice he will always be my number one rock star.
jas says on 9/Jun/12
check out youtube "lets dance" where he is playing in the outback pub, appears very small to be sure.
little sue says on 2/Feb/12
I would have put him at 5ft 9 in his prime. Brad, every year for the last 20 years someone has put it out that Bowie is seriously ill and expect to hear bad news but its all been rubbish.
Brad says on 1/Feb/12
He's gonna be well under 5' 10" in '12. Was told in L.A. this past weekend to expect a major item about his health very soon. You heard it here first. There's a reason he's hid from the world...sad sad stuff.
Pete says on 30/Jan/12
I met David Bowie in Toronto and he is 5'6 or 5'7 at the very most
stevie says on 22/Jan/12
Wow,always thought he was about 6 foot.

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