John Waters Biography (1946-)

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Born April 22, 1946, in Baltimore, MD; son of John Samuel (manufacturer of fire-protection equipment) and Patricia Ann (maiden name, Whitaker) Waters. Avocational interests: Attending trials, teaching in jail, study of extreme Catholic behavior before the Reformation. Career: Producer, director, cinematographer, screenwriter, actor, and journalist. Worked in book stores; lecturer at comedy clubs and colleges in the United States and Australia,1968--; teacher of English and film at Patuzent Institution, a psychiatric prison in Maryland, 1983-86. AIDS Action Baltimore, fundraiser; Anti-Violence Campaign, New York City, spokesman, 1991. Member: AFTRA, Screen ActorsGuild, Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Awards, Honors: Co-recipient of Charlie Comedy Award for special contributions to art of comedy, Association of ComedyArtists, 1987; John Waters Day, state of Maryland, February 16, 1985; John Waters Week, city of Baltimore, 1988.

Producer, director, cinematographer, screenwriter, actor, journalist
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April 22, 1946
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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