Born Harris Glenn Milstead, Divine grew up in Towson and Lutherville, soon becoming friends with John Waters, who lived nearby. It was Waters who came up with the name "Divine," often introducing his friend as "the most beautiful woman in the world." Divine went on star in Waters' cult films of the 1970s and 80s. Divine died in 1988, just a few weeks after the release of "Hairspray."
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