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Quentin Crisp

Quentin Crisp

Quentin Crisp (December 25, 1908 - November 21, 1999), born Denis Pratt, became a gay icon in the 1970s after being one of the first men to be unashamedly out of the Closet.

Known for his clever and often insightful witticisms, Crisp authored several books of autobiography and social advice, including The Naked Civil Servant and The Wit and Wisdom of Quentin Crisp

In his later years he appeared as a stage and film actor, notably as Queen Elizabeth I in the film Orlando.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Quentin Crisp Facts

Birth NameDenis Pratt
BirthdayDecember 25, 1908
BirthplaceCarshalton, England, United Kingdom
Date of deathNovember 21, 1999 (age 90)

Selected Filmography

Not available.