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Elephant Man, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishElephant Man, thethe Elephant ManˈElephant ˌMan, the  (1862–90), a name given to an Englishman called Joseph Merrick because he was seriously deformed by illness. Merrick appeared in freak shows, where he was found by a doctor Sir Frederick Treves, in 1886. The British actor John Hurt played the part of Merrick in a film about him in 1980.
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