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Divine

DivineAKA Harris Glenn Milstead

Born: 19-Oct-1945
Birthplace: Towson, MD
Died: 7-Mar-1988
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Respiratory failure
Remains: Buried, Prospect Hill Cemetery, Towson, MD

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Poodle poop-eating drag queen

The drag queen and disco diva was born Harris Milstead but took Divine as a stage name after playing the character in a John Waters film, Multiple Maniacs. Best known for eating dog poop in the film Pink Flamingos.

He grew up six houses away from John Waters and their friendship continued throughout their careers in show business. He had a brief stint as a singer and went on tour. Towards the end of his life he was trying to find work as a non-transvestite character actor, and was slated to appear as "Uncle Otto" on Married With Children.

Father: Harris Bernard (Baptist Sunday school teacher)
Mother: Frances Milstead

    Polygraphed
    Autopsy
    Risk Factors: Sleep Apnea

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    I Am Divine (9-Mar-2013) · Himself
    Out of the Dark (5-May-1989)
    Hairspray (16-Feb-1988)
    Trouble in Mind (Dec-1985)
    Lust in the Dust (1-Mar-1985)
    Polyester (29-May-1981)
    Female Trouble (4-Oct-1974)
    Pink Flamingos (17-Mar-1972)
    Multiple Maniacs (10-Apr-1970)
    Mondo Trasho (14-Mar-1969)

Is the subject of books:
My Son Divine, 2001, BY: Frances Milstead, DETAILS: Alyson Publications:with Kevin Heffernan and Steve Yeager
Not Simply Divine, 1994, BY: Bernard Jay, DETAILS: Fireside:by Divine's personal manager



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