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|Also Known As:||Harris Glenn Milstead,Glenn Milstead||Died:||March 7, 1988|
|Born:||October 19, 1945||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||Baltimore, Maryland, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor singer hairdresser|
Born Harris Glenn Milstead, the much loved, oversized female impersonator Divine grew up down the street from high school pal John Waters and became a cult figure as Waters' longtime leading performer. It was Waters, along with make-up artist Van Smith, who transformed the flamboyant and brilliantly talented actor into the horror show Divine, forever associated with vile, repulsive acts and attitude to match. Divine developed his persona in such early Waters efforts as "Eat Your Makeup" (1968), as a Jackie Kennedy-obsessed fashion groupie, "The Diane Linkletter Story" (1969), as the suicidal heroine, and the silent "Mondo Trasho" (1970), as a blonde bombshell who accidentally runs over a foot fetishist-pedestrian.
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