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(1982 TV Movie)

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Philip Anglim and Kevin Conway recreated their original Broadway performances. This television version followed The Elephant Man (1980), the movie version of the same subject, by just two years.
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Philip Anglim was nominated for the 1979 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "The Elephant Man" and recreated his role in this production.
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The original Broadway production of "The Elephant Man" by Bernard Pomerance opened at the Booth Theater in New York on April 19, 1979, ran for 916 performances and won the 1979 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play. Philip Anglim, Kevin Conway and Richard Clarke repeated their stage roles in the movie version.
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Although based on the same title and historical figures as David Lynch's The Elephant Man (1980), that movie avoided using this 1979 play as a source, going instead to primary sources and medical histories.
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