Divine

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dɪˈvaɪn di·vine

Divine, born Harris Glenn Milstead, was an American actor, singer and drag queen. Associated with independent filmmaker John Waters, he was a character actor, usually performing female roles in cinematic and theatrical appearances, and adopted a female drag persona for his music career; People magazine described him as the "Drag Queen of the Century". Born in Maryland to a conservative, middle-class family, he embraced the counterculture of the 1960s and became involved with Waters's acting troupe, the Dreamlanders, starring in early Waters films Mondo Trasho, Multiple Maniacs, Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble. Hits on the U.S. midnight movie circuit, the films became cult classics. In the 1970s, Divine moved to theater, appearing with The Cockettes before performing in Women Behind Bars and The Neon Woman. Continuing cinematic work, he starred in Polyester, Lust in the Dust and Hairspray. In 1981 Divine embarked on a disco career producing Hi-NRG tracks, most written by Bobby Orlando, achieving global chart success with hits like "You Think You're a Man", "I'm So Beautiful" and "Walk Like a Man". Divine died in Los Angeles, California from cardiomegaly in 1988.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary (3.60 / 5 votes) Rate this definition:

di-vīn′, adj. belonging to or proceeding from God: devoted to God's service: holy: sacred: excellent in the highest degree.—n. one skilled in divine things: a minister of the gospel: a theologian.—v.t. to foresee or foretell as if divinely inspired: to guess or make out.—v.i. to profess or practise divination: to have forebodings.—ns. Divinā′tion , the act or practice of divining: instinctive prevision: prediction: conjecture; Div′inātor , Divīn′er , one who divines or professes divination: a conjecturer:—fem. Divin′eress .—adjs. Divinatō′rial , Divin′a-tory , relating to divination, conjectural.—adv. Divine′ly .—ns. Divine′ness ; Divin′ing-rod , a rod, usually of hazel, used by those professing to discover water or metals under ground.—vs.t. Div′inise , Divin′ify , to treat as divine. [Fr.,—L. divinus, from divus, deus, a god.]

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The intuitive knowing we are all spiritual beings having a human experience on earth.

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