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Edith Massey (1918–1984)


The wonderfully eccentric, snaggle-toothed Edith Massey met director John Waters while working as a barmaid and as the owner of a thrift shop, Edith's Shopping Bag at Fells Point, Baltimore. Captured by her effervescent charm, Waters cast Massey in Multiple Maniacs (1970) as Jesus's mother. Her next role was as Mama Edie in Pink Flamingos (1972). ... See full bio »

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 1985 Divine Waters (Documentary)
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 1983 My Breakfast with Blassie
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 1976 Edith's Shopping Bag (Documentary)
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 1975 Love Letter to Edie (Short documentary)
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 2013 I Am Divine (Documentary)
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 2000 In Bad Taste (TV Special documentary)
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 1998 Divine Trash (Documentary)
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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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John Waters said that she often had trouble remembering her lines in his films. To help herself remember them, she would often write out her lines hundreds of times. See more »

Nickname:

Egg Lady, The

Star Sign:

Gemini

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