Monthly Archives: February 2010

DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: HARRIS GLENN “DIVINE” MILSTEAD

Born: October 19, 1945 Died: March 7, 1988 Milstead, the cross-dressing heavyweight star of many John Waters films known as Divine, may have been plump (estimates weigh in at 370 pounds). But he was always punctual. On the night of … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: MALCOLM X

Born: May 19, 1925 Died: February 21, 1965 Malcolm X’s last words? “Let’s cool it, brothers  . . .” They didn’t. On February 21, in Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom, the civil-rights activist born Malcolm Little had just begun delivering a speech to a … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: HUNTER S. THOMPSON

Born: July 18, 1937 Died: February 20, 2005 Author Tom Wolfe has lauded Thompson as “the greatest American comic writer of the 20th-century.” Let’s add “witty.” But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Thompson, in constant pain from myriad physical problems … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: ANNA NICOLE SMITH

Born: November 28, 1967 Died: February 8, 2007 The gold-digging Marilyn wannabe was so distraught over the sudden drug overdose of her 20-year-old son Daniel (1986-2006) that at his funeral she had officials open the coffin so she could climb inside. … Continue reading

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