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The players of 'Multiple Maniacs'

John Waters, 70, has written and directed 10 movies since "Multiple Maniacs," the most recent being "A Dirty Shame" (2004). In 2002, a musical version of his 1988 film "Hairspray" opened on Broadway and went on to win eight Tonys. He is also an artist, author and frequent TV presence. "Kiddie Flamingos," a video featuring children reading a kid-safe version of the script of his 1972 film "Pink Flamingos," goes on view Sept. 21 at the Baltimore Museum of Art. He lives in Tuscany-Canterbury.

George Figgs, 68, ran Fells Point's Orpheum Theatre until it closed in 1999. Still a member of the projectionists' union, he splits his time these days between homes in Woodberry and in Toronto, where he lives with his life partner, Patricia Ormsby, and sits in occasionally with the jazz band Eucalyptus.

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Susan Lowe, 68, went on to play the starring role of Mole McHenry in Waters' 1977 "Desperate Living." She is an artist and retired teacher who continues to host classes and workshops occasionally at the Creative Alliance. She lives in Highlandtown.

Pat Moran, who admits only to being about the same age as her longtime friend Waters, is a three-time Emmy-winning casting director and continues to run Pat Moran Casting out of her office in Canton. She and her husband, Chuck Yeaton, live in Mount Vernon.

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Vincent Peranio, 71, retired recently after a long career as a production designer and art director in television and movies. In addition to his work for Waters, he earned acclaim as a production designer for several locally shot TV series, including Barry Levinson's "Homicide: Life on the Street" and David Simon's "The Wire." He and his wife, Dolores Deluxe, live in Fells Point.

Bob Skidmore, 69, a friend of Waters' going back to eighth grade, is a retired accountant living in Towson.

Mink Stole, 69, continues acting. Her resume includes more than 60 movie and TV credits, most of which have nothing to do with Waters. She lives in Tuxedo Park, across the street from the house in which she grew up.


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