Bob Flanagan

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Birthday
26, 1952
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jan 4, 1996 (43)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
26, 1952
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jan 4, 1996 (43)

About

An author, poet, comedian, and radical performance artist, he is best known for works such as The Wedding of Everything (1983) and Pain Journal (1996). He also appeared in several music videos, including Nine Inch Nails' controversial piece, Happiness in Slavery.

Before Fame

He attended California State University, Long Beach and the University of California, Irvine. Early in his career, he joined The Groundlings, a Los Angeles-based improvisational theatre troupe.

Trivia

He was the focus of the documentary, SICK: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist. He died of cystic fibrosis at the young age of forty-three.

Family Life

He was born in New York City, and he grew up in Southern California. He was briefly married to Sheree Rose.

Associated With

He was in the film, The New Age, with Peter Weller.