Wednesday, March 7, 2012

RIP Divine




Today marks the passing of the greatest entertainer in the history of the world (and I'm really not being dramatic either), Glenn Harris Milstead, the mighty Divine! It's been 24 years since Divy suffered a heart attack before he was supposed to make his mainstream television debut on MARRIED WITH CHILDREN. The story goes that after he died (in his hotel room where he was waiting to go show), the producers sent a bouquet to his funeral with a card that read, 'If you didn't want to be on the show, you could have just told us.' I think he would have liked that. Long live DIVINE!!!!!!

Now go watch FEMALE TROUBLE. It's my favorite.

6 comments:

  1. John Water's owes alot to his original muse and Divine is a true icon of cult cinema, who brought a real punk edge and chaotic energy to the films he appeared in.

    It's also sad that his role on "Married with Children" would have made him the first openly gay character on TV.

    A legend in every sense.

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  3. If there's one gig I TOTALLY REGRET not attending was when Divine played a small club near me sometime in the late 80s. I would've loved for him to sign my BORN TO BE CHEAP 7"...

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    1. Damn :)

      I have the BORN TO BE CHEAP 7" framed on my wall. Along with Divine's other 7"'s and LP's. And a sweet photo of Divy with Santa Claus. That in my foyer.

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  4. Waters hasn't been the same filmmaker since Divine shuffled off this mortal coil. Pity.

    Oh. And you've been tagged. ;)

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