Towson, Maryland: Divine's Grave

Glenn Milstead, aka John Waters film star Divine, rests in the most famous grave in an otherwise sleepy burial ground.

Prospect Hill Cemetery

Address:
York Rd, Towson, MD
Directions:
Prospect Hill Cemetery. I-695 exit 26A. South on York Rd for three-quarters of a mile. The cemetery is on the left. Divine's grave is on the lower level, near a small parking area.
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Divine's grave.

Divine's Grave

There is no cemetery parking. The lot adjacent is private and says violators will be towed, but there is a strip mall and major shopping mall that seem OK for parking. As for my photo, the answer to the obvious question is: "Yes. Yes it is."

[David Almasi, 02/14/2011]

Divine's grave.

Divine's Grave

You know, Divine's Grave.

[Das Nic, 08/14/2009]

The late cross-dressing actor has a normal tombstone, though his parents were kind enough to emblazon "Divine" under his real name. Fans mark the headstone with a variety of both senseless and relevant graffiti. John Waters distributed "Scratch 'n Sniff" cards at every showing of one of his films, so we get that one. And someone has painted the fingernails on the praying hands. A lipstick sometimes lies at the base of the monument, ready for more creative expression.

Divine's Grave

Yes, you know...the actor/actress who ate doggy do-do at the end of the John Waters classic, Pink Flamingos. Actually, Divine was quite a good actor in his own right, and he could sing disco with the best. Anyway, his grave is in the middle of downtown suburban Towson, MD...about 25-30 minutes north of downtown B-more. In the Prospect Hill cemetery, Divine, aka Glenn Milstead is buried among family. Last time I went, there were lipstick marks, a christmas tree made from fake nails, and some hand made signs. Also, if you like Divine, check out the Divine statue in the American Visionary Art Museum -- absolutely fabulous.

[Lisa Starace, 05/08/1999]

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