Today it's common knowledge that Rock Hudson was gay, but in the s a lot of effort went into maintaining his straight leading man image. Now a new documentary, "Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood" —featuring year-old Scotty Bowers, who was an unabashed pimp to the stars—sheds new light on that pre-Stonewall world. Here, to mark Hudson's birthday, are 20 gay and bisexual actors who became movie legends. Tab Hunter was arrested at a gay party in Scandal sheets had it in for Hunter.
Raymond Burr had flings with starlets such as Natalie Wood... except he made it all up
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William Raymond Stacy Burr May 21, — September 12, was a Canadian-American actor known for his lengthy Hollywood film career and his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. Burr's early acting career included roles on Broadway, radio, television, and film, usually as the villain. His portrayal of the suspected murderer in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Rear Window is his best-known film role, although he is also remembered for his role in the film Godzilla, King of the Monsters! He won Emmy Awards for acting in and for the role of Perry Mason , which he played for nine seasons — and reprised in a series of 26 Perry Mason TV movies —
After his parents divorced, Burr moved to Vallejo, California with his mother and younger sister and brother. As soon as he came of age, Burr went to work as a ranch and a photo salesman to help support his mother and younger sister and brother. In , Burr began his acting career at the Pasadena Playhouse. He became a contract player at RKO studio, playing mostly villains, and had roles in over 60 movies between and
By Michael Thornton for the Daily Mail. This month, Perry Mason — the legendary Los Angeles defence attorney who yielded to no one in getting his clients off the rap — is returning to British television screens in a transformed characterisation by the award-winning Welsh actor Matthew Rhys. Mason was the creation of U.