DIVINE (1945-1988) * AFI Top Actor nominee. Active 1968-88 > Born Harris Glenn Milstead 19 Oct 1945 Maryland > Died 7 Mar 1988 (aged 42) California, enlarged heart > Other: Drag Queen, Singer. Notable Films: Pink Flamingos (1972); Polyester (1981); Hairspray (1988); Lust in the Dust (1985); Trouble in Mind (1985)
Harris Glenn Milstead, better known by his stage name Divine was an American actor, singer and drag queen. Closely associated with the independent filmmaker John Waters, Divine was a character actor, usually performing female roles in cinematic and theatrical appearances, and adopted a female drag persona for his music career.