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Overview (3)

Born in Eltham, Kent, England, UK
Birth NameGeorge Alan O'Dowd
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Boy George was born on June 14, 1961 in Eltham, Kent, England as George Alan O'Dowd.

Trade Mark (5)

His soulful, feminine voice
Wearing heavy makeup
His androgynous appearance
Wearing hats
His flamboyant dress sense and brightly colored clothes

Trivia (15)

He was the lead singer and vocals of 80s band Culture Club which formed from 1981-1986. Joined together again in 1998.
He has four brothers: Gerald, Kevin, David and Richard.
He has one sister: Siobhan.
He provided the co-lead vocal, with Annabella Lwin, in Bow Wow Wow for a short while under the stage name of "Lieutenant Lush".
He overcame a heroin addiction which nearly killed him c. 1987; was treated by electro-acupuncture, as was Eric Clapton in the 1970s.
He was in a longtime relationship with Culture Club drummer Jon Moss.
His musical, Taboo, performed at The Venue, was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award as the The Hilton Awards for Best New Musical of 2002.
He was nominated for Broadway's 2004 Tony Award as Best Score (Music and/or Lyrics) for "Taboo.".
He suffers from depression.
In the Independent on Sunday [UK] 2006 Pink List - an list of the most influential gay men and women - Boy George came no. 78, down from no. 42.
In February 2004, the Broadway version of Taboo with Rosie O'Donnell's production closed due to poor attendance and lack of interest.
Like many pop stars of his generation, he is a huge fan of (and was very influenced by) David Bowie.
His voice was famously described by Bob Geldof as "like an old black lady", which Boy George took as a compliment.
He was jailed for falsely imprisoning a male escort in January 2009.
Thomas Bryan, a cousin of his grandmother Bridget, was one of the 'Forgotten 10' - executed in 1921 for targeting a lorry filled with Black and Tan soldiers.

Personal Quotes (19)

I'm bisexual... when I want sex, I buy it.
When it comes to DJing, I'm more of a shit stirrer than a mixer.
I know Victoria's Secret - He's a man!
I am what I am. There's nothing I can do about it.
I don't get all this Speedo stuff actually, I mean, whatever happened to the feather boa?
I tend to deal with depression by being angry which is probably not a good thing. What really makes me depressed? I guess sometimes there's a revelation that you're on your own no matter how many people you know - that's quite depressing.
[on ending his feud with George Michael] We have exchanged emails and things are pretty good between us. We've spoken a couple of times and he's doing OK.
[on the 1980s] People saw me as the benchmark queer while George Michael was passing himself off as a straight stud. In fact, he was loitering in public loos like some pre-war homosexual. It's one thing to keep quiet. It's another to pretend you're someone you're not.
[on the possibility of his band Culture Club reforming] Unfortunately, with all these reunions you get to a point where you start remembering why you left.
Strangely, very few people can pull off singing Queen songs!! Freddie Mercury is the only one who can do it!!
[on George Michael's performance on "Do They Know It's Christmas?"] God, it sounded camp. But then he is!
[after being introduced as The Four Tops by Mick Fleetwood and Samantha Fox at the chaotic 1989 Brit Awards] No, I'm The One Top. The Four Tops have been held up. They're putting their make-up on.
I never set out to have that teenage girl audience. I never thought that that would happen to me. That was really an accident.
The Beatles changed the world. I think nowadays people get famous really quickly and get millions of Twitter followers but they don't seem to have much of a cultural impact, you know what I mean?
It's always a dangerous thing to compare yourself with The Beatles.
I am promoting homosexuality, by living an openly gay lifestyle.
I have the mind of a female. And the body of a brick-layer.
[on his abuse in prison] It was mainly young guys shouting out 'batty boy' and things like that. It was nothing I hadn't heard before and I dealt with it in the way I would on the street. 'Telling me I'm gay is not news to me. Why are you telling me I'm gay? Yeah, I know, I'm 50'.
I would rather have a cup of tea than sex.

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