Screenwriter who is most famous for screenplays like Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss, The Jerky Boys, and the 1982 black comedy, Eating Raoul.
He was raised in New York City by two parents who were very accepting of his sexuality (he was openly gay).
He was a juror at the 29th Berlin International Film Festival.
He died in May 2000, two weeks after having liver cancer surgery.
Divine starred in his 1985 film, Lust in the Dust.