Divine was an American actor, drag queen and singer who became a cult figure in the LGBT community playing leading female roles in a number of transgressive cult films by filmmaker John Waters such as 1972's Pink Flamingos, 1981's Polyester and 1988's Hairspray. In addition to his successful acting career, he was also enjoyed a successful singing career with hits such as I'm So Beautiful and You Think You're a Man.
He was the son of Frances and Harris Bernard Milstead. He was gay, and had romantic relationships with a number of men, including the gay adult film actor Leo Ford.
His intense love for food saw him battle with obesity all his life.
He was found dead in his hotel room on March 7, 1988 at the age of 42. The official cause of his death was an enlarged heart.
Few weeks after his death, the IRS confiscated some of his properties and auctioned them off to pay off his tax debt.
Divine was a famous American actor, singer and drag queen, who was born on October 19, 1945. As a person born on this date, Divine is listed in our database as the 30th most popular celebrity for the day (October 19) and the 59th most popular for the year (1945).
People born on October 19 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Divine is the 1205th most popular Libra.
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