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Quentin Crisp
1908 - 1999

A Stately Old Homo Of England.

Quentin Crisp - A Stately Old Homo of England.spacerBorn Denis Charles Pratt in Carshalton, England, on Christmas Day, 1908, he suffered a difficult childhood and in a time when there was a much more homophobic society. Around his late teens, or perhaps his early twenties, he began to accept his sexuality more easily until finally he decided to state it to the world with his mode of dress, trowelled on make-up, long fingernails, and henna'd hair.

Quentin Crisp - A Stately Old Homo of England.spacerBetween 'legitimate' jobs he earned money as a male prostitute until he became a nude model for a government supported art school. His autobiography "The Naked Civil Servant" (made into a film starring John Hurt, 1975) gains its title from this time.

Following the film's good reception in America in 1976, Crisp later moved to New York, living on Lower East Side and becoming a 'resident alien' (another title) by keeping his British passport. In 1978 he staged the first "An Evening with Quentin Crisp". The reviews were excellent and it won a special Award for Unique Theatrical Experience.

Quentin died of natural causes at a friend's house on the outskirts of Manchester, England, on November 21st. 1999, the eve of the opening night of yet another run of (updated) "An Evening with Quentin Crisp".

 

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