Harris Milstead

Harris Glenn Milstead (1945 - 1988)

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Harris Glenn "Divine" Milstead
Born in Towson, Baltimore Co, Maryland, USAmap
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Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, California, USAmap
Profile last modified 18 Jun 2019 | Created 11 Sep 2014
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Actor. He is known exclusively by his female impersonator persona "Divine."[1]

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,"

Cause of death: Heart attack, complications from sleep apnea


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Divine (performer)," ‘’Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,’’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_(performer) (accessed February 19, 2018).


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