Johnson is alive and well and living in Florida
didn't discover John Waters or Divine until I was in my 30's (in the early
80s)... also the time I "came out."
The first time I ever heard "Jungle Jezebel" at a lesbian club,
I was intrigued. When I saw Pink Flamingos I was obsessed!
A copy of a Divine album was very rare in Pensacola, FL in the early 80's.
A copy of a John Waters movie was even more rare.
I finally managed to track down a copy of "Divine: Greatest Hits"
(an ALBUM even, children!) It became very special to me when I later began
doing drag and did a "tribute to Divine."
My stage name has always been Babs Johnson.
I have a fairly respectable Divine music/video/picture collection..including
the original Divine paperdolls, as well as Dressin' With Divine paperdolls.
I now plan to learn how to make porcelain dolls and make one as a tribute
to my idol who died too young.