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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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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Pink Flamingos
Pink Flamingos Divine / Babs Johnson
(1972)
Hairspray
Hairspray Edna Turnblad / Arvin Hodgepile
(1988)
Female Trouble
Female Trouble Dawn Davenport / Earl Peterson
(1974)
Polyester
Polyester Francine Fishpaw
(1981)

Filmography

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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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Theatre - Played Flashstorm in "The Neon Woman" by Tom Eyen, Off-Broadway, in 1978. 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

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

People who used to make fun are now fans. I had the last laugh. See more »

Trivia:

Was contracted to play a recurring role as the Uncle in Married with Children (1987), but died the day before the shooting of the episode (#2.22, "All in the Family"). James 'Gypsy' Haake was cast as 'Uncle Otto' in Divine's place, and the episode was dedicated to Divine's memory. See more »

Nickname:

Divvie

Star Sign:

Libra

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