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Harris Glenn "Divine" Milstead
Birth: Oct. 19, 1945
Towson
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 1988
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. He is known exclusively by his female impersonator persona "Divine." Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he moved at age 12 to Lutherville, a Baltimore suburb, where he later met future motion picture director John Waters in high school. Waters became a lifelong friend, with Milstead starred in a number of his films and becoming well known for being a part of the regular cast and crew of the troupe "The Dreamlanders" who appeared in many of Waters' earlier works such as "Pink Flamingos," "Female Trouble," "Polyester," "Hairspray" and "Lust In The Dust." Milstead also enjoyed a short lived music career in the 1980s with songs like "I'm So Beautiful," "Love Reaction" and "Native Love." His most remembered role was his portrayal of housewife turned scary stage-mom 'Edna Turnbladt' in "Hairspray," Waters' spoof on 1960s dance shows which heralded near unanimous critical acclaim. (bio by: Izzebella) 
 
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 Parents:
  Harris Bernard Milstead (1917 - 1993)
  Diana Frances Vukovich Milstead (1920 - 2009)

Cause of death: Heart attack, complications from sleep apnea
 
Burial:
Prospect Hill Park Cemetery
Towson
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Lower level, near a small parking area
GPS (lat/lon): 39.40399, -76.60244
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 2171
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-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 7, 2014
You were fabulous and still live on. You are definitely missed. Bless you.
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