Birth Place: New York, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Massey's early life was something out of Dickens by way of Damon Runyon: born in an orphanage, she made her way to Hollywood in the 1930s and worked--she claimed--as a tap-dancer. During WWII, she employed herself as a b-girl, "entertaining the troops," and wound up as a house madam in Illinois. When the cops closed in, she fled to Baltimore and wound up by the late 60s as a barmaid in Pete's Tavern, a dockside dive where she was discovered by neophyte filmmaker Waters.
Massey made her film debut playing herself in Waters' "Multiple Maniacs" (1971). It was only a bit part, and she made little impact. True "stardom" came with the cult classic "Pink Flamingos" (1972), wherein Massey portray... Continue Bio >>
Browse More Celebrity: