05/15/2013 04:59 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

A Brief History Of John Waters

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April 22, 1946
It's a boy
John Samuel Waters Jr. is born in Baltimore to Patricia and John Waters

It's a boy in a dress
The teenage Waters meets a kid in his neighborhood named Glenn Milstead who liked to dress up in his mother's clothes. Milstead would later change his name to Divine, becoming a 300-pound transvestite -- a cult favorite and hallmark of Waters films.

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