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John Waters (filmmaker)

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John Waters (filmmaker)'s Biography

John Samuel Waters, Jr. (born April 22, 1946) is an American filmmaker, actor, stand-up comedian, writer, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. Waters' 1970s and early '80s trash films feature his regular troupe of actors known as Dreamlanders—among them Divine, Mink Stole, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, and Edith Massey. Starting with Desperate Living (1977), Waters began casting real-life convicted criminals (Liz Renay, Patricia Hearst) and infamous people (Traci Lords, a former porn star).

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  • Garfield films, 'Thorn Birds' on DVD

      News Source: The Daily Herald | almost 3 years ago
    Garfield films, Thorn Birds' on DVD John Garfield was a terrific actor, and one of the screen's great anti-heroes. He was part of New York's famous Group Theater before heading for Hollywood to star in movies. Garfield was known as an actor who
  • PAPER TRAIL: Jun 20, 2011 @ 4:00:00 am

      News Source: Bookforum | almost 3 years ago
    Two of the most popular iPad book apps offer examples of what the fledgling art of the e-book could become. TS Eliot's The Wasteland has a wealth of features annotating the poem, offering curious readers (or puzzled students) new insights into the
  • Mayors take busman's holiday, visit another city

      News Source: Baltimore Sun | almost 3 years ago
    It's sort of relaxing," Maher Maso of Frisco, Texas, said of being in another mayor's city. "Somebody else has to deal with it." "Mayor Maher," as he's echoingly known, is one of nearly 200 mayors from across the country in Baltimore until Monday for

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