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Remembering Quentin Crisp.

We remember Quentin Crisp, who died last Sunday at the age of 90. Crisp became a cult figure after the publication of his autobiography, The Naked Civil Servant. He came out of the closet in his native London in 1931, when homosexuality was very clandestine. His flamboyant and exhibitionist style often made him the object of ridicule and violence. Crisp moved to New York at the age of 72. (Rebroadcast from 1/21/1986)

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Other segments from the episode on November 26, 1999

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 26, 1999: Interview with Bette Midler; Obituary for Quentin Crisp; Commentary on Doug Sahm; Obituary for Doug Sahm.

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