), 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.
- "I am not famous, I am notorious, and if I am rich, it is because I have taken my wages in people."
- "I became one of the stately homos of England." (The Naked Civil Servant)
- www.crisperanto.org (http://www.crisperanto.org/)
- obituary (http://www.salon.com/people/obit/1999/12/03/crisp/) in Salon magazine
- Bibliography (http://www.crisperanto.org/books/Bibliography) including film roles
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