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Quentin Crisp Biography

  • Profession: Actor, Book Author
  • Born: Dec 25, 1908
  • Died: Nov 21, 1999
  • Birth Name: Denis Pratt

An offbeat writer and storyteller, Quentin Crisp was primarily known for his autobiography, entitled The Naked Civil Servant, which was adapted to film in 1975 and starred [[Performer~P34099~John Hurt~johnhurt]]. Born Denis Pratt near London, England, Crisp was, at various points in his early adulthood, a prostitute and an artist. As a young man, Crisp made his homosexuality public knowledge and soon after appeared in public in makeup and high-heeled shoes. His sexuality was very much a part of his artistry, both in the visual arts and the printed word. In the late '70s, Crisp began appearing in a one-man show that he would continue to fine-tune until his death in late 1999. ~ Rovi