Quentin Crisp dies

Manchester, England: On Sunday November, 21 1999 in the early hours of the morning renowned author and raconteur Quentin Crisp died peacefully in his sleep, at a private home in Manchester, England where he was about to embark on a triumphant, sold out six city tour of his native homeland England. he was 90 years old.

Quentin Crisp was a famous wit and celebrated author whose autobiography, The Naked Civil Servant has become a literary classic, as well as an award-winning play and film starring John Hurt. Born in 1908 in a suburb of London, he quickly learned his talent was for ìbeingî rather than ìdoingî. He portrayed Queen Elizabeth in the film Orlando, Lady Blackwell in the stage version of The Importance of Being Ernest, appeared in many films such as To Wong Fu, Philadelphia, The Bride, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar and as his inimitable self in his highly successful one man show An Evening with Quentin Crisp, which he toured extensively around the United States and Canada in the past two years. The author of many books and essays he was named by Unte Reader as being one of the ìleading thinkers and visionariesî of our time.

Mr. Crisp will be cremated at a private ceremony and his ashes returned to New York, his beloved home for the past 19 years to fulfill his final wishes.

Quentin Crisp was exited to be returning to his native England and looking forward to performing his show there for the first time in over 25 years. He is survived by nieces and nephews.


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