Boy George

  • Celebrity
  • Birth Name: George Alan O'Dowd
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Singer, Actor

Fast Facts

  • Took a number of jobs to get by prior to achieving success, including picking fruit, millinery work, and joining the Royal Shakespeare Company as a makeup artist.
  • Performed with the band Bow Wow Wow after garnering the attention of Malcolm McLaren, the former manager of the Sex Pistols.
  • Released his debut album with Culture Club, Kissing to Be Clever, in 1982.
  • Overslept the day that Band Aid was recording "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in which George was to be a guest vocalist.
  • Wrote lyrics for the Broadway musical Taboo, in which he also co-starred.

Awards

  • 1983, Grammy — Best New Artist: Winner
  • 2004, Tony — Score (Music and/or Lyrics): Nominee

Relationships

  • David O'Dowd — Brother
  • Richard O'Dowd — Half Brother
  • Jeremiah O'Dowd — Father
  • Dinah O'Dowd — Mother
  • Kevin O'Dowd — Brother
  • Gerald O'Dowd — Brother
  • Siobhan — Sister

Details

  • Birth Name: George Alan O'Dowd
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Singer, Actor

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