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Edith Massey
Edith Massey

Edith Massey (May 25, 1918 - October 24, 1984) was an American actress. Image File history File links Femaletroubleedie3. ... Image File history File links Femaletroubleedie3. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...


Edith grew up in an orphanage in Denver, Colorado and later absconded to Los Angeles, California in an attempt to start a career in show business. She was an extra in the 1940 film Arise, My Love. Director John Waters met Edith while working as a bartender at Pete's Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. While living in Baltimore, Edith opened up a thrift store called Edith's Shopping Bag. She starred in five John Waters films: Multiple Maniacs (1970), Pink Flamingos (1972), Female Trouble (1974), Desperate Living (1977), and Polyester (1981). In the late-1970s and early-1980s, Massey capitalized on the infamy of Waters' films by touring as the lead singer of a punk band, (Edie and the Eggs). She also posed for a series of greeting cards. Later, when the Baltimore winters became too much for her to endure, she moved to Venice, California, where she opened another thrift store. During the year of her death, Edith starred in the film Mutants in Paradise. She died in 1984 of cancer-related illness and was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. An orphanage is an institution dedicated to caring for orphans (children without living parents). ... Denver skyline, 1999. ... The City of Los Angeles (from Spanish; Los Ángeles) is the second-largest city in the United States in terms of population, as well as one of the worlds most important economic, cultural, and entertainment centers. ... Photo of John Waters by Robert Birnbaum John Waters (born April 22, 1946) is an American filmmaker. ... Motto: The Greatest City in America (formerly The City That Reads; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Nickname: Charm City Mob Town B-more Location in Maryland Founded 30 July 1729 Incorporated 1797 County Independent city Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Martin J. OMalley... Multiple Maniacs is a 1970 film by Baltimore, Maryland, USA filmmaker John Waters starring Divine, Mary Vivian Pearce, David Lochary, Mink Stole, and Cookie Mueller. ... 28th Anniversary DVD cover See also Caribbean flamingo. ... Female Trouble is a 1974 film by Baltimore, Maryland filmmaker John Waters starring Divine, Edith Massey, Cookie Mueller, Mink Stole, Mary Vivian Pearce and David Lochary. ... Desperate Living is a 1977 film by Baltimore, Maryland, USA filmmaker John Waters starring Liz Renay, Edith Massey, Mink Stole, Jean Hill, Mary Vivian Pearce, and Susan Lowe. ... For the synthetic material, see the article polyester. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Edie and the Eggs were a punk/celebrity-exploitation band featuring Edith Massey, known for acting in several films by John Waters. ... Venice Beach and Boardwalk Venice, California, is a district in west Los Angeles, California. ... The Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery is located at 1218 Glendon Avenue in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles, California. ...


Director Robert Maier made a documentary short about her in 1975 entitled Love Letter to Edie. 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ...


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Edith Massey - Definition, explanation (181 words)
Edith Massey (May 25, 1918 - October 24, 1984) was an actress.
Waters discovered Massey as a waitress in a Baltimore, Maryland, USA bar he and his friends frequented.
In the late 70s-early 80s, Massey capitalized on her Waters-infamy by touring as the lead singer of a punk band (Edie and the Eggs) and opening a thrift store in Baltimore called Edith's Shopping Bag.
Edith Massey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (189 words)
Edith Massey (May 25, 1918 - October 24, 1984) was an actress.
Waters discovered Massey as a waitress in a Baltimore, Maryland, USA bar he and his friends frequented.
In the late 70s-early 80s, Massey capitalized on her Waters-infamy by touring as the lead singer of a punk band (Edie and the Eggs) and opening a thrift store in Baltimore called Edith's Shopping Bag.
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