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Divine (I) (1945–1988)

Originally born Harris Glen Milstead just after the end of WWII, Baltimore's most outrageous resident eventually became the international icon of bad taste cinema, as the always shocking and highly entertaining transvestite performer, Divine. Milstead met maverick film director & good friend, John Waters, at high school in Baltimore, and the two ... See full bio »

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 1988 Out of the Dark
Det. Langella
 1987 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Ambassador Chia Fung
- Seymourlama (1987) ... Ambassador Chia Fung
 1969 Mondo Trasho
Divine / Greaser in Alley
 1966 Roman Candles (Short)
Party Guest / Man with Scarf
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Other Works:

Theatre - Played a prison matron in "Women Behind Bars" by Tom Eyen. The production ran Off-Broadway from 1976 to 1977. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Divine 1945 - 1988 | Lady Divine | Glen Milstead


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Of course the last thing my parents wanted was a son who wears a cocktail dress that glitters, but they've come around to it. See more »


Died in his sleep from a combination of his weight and a disorder called sleep apnea, a disorder in which the body "forgets" to breathe or is unable to breathe due to blockage or excessive pressure. A classic symptom of this disorder is a sudden cessation of snoring for several seconds, indicating the inability to breathe. See more »



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