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. Not long after his agent sacrificed Tab Hunter to keep Hudson's sex life out of the press, the leading man in "Giant" seen here with co-star Elizabeth Taylor married his agent's secretary.
When Hollywood Studios Married Off Gay Stars to Keep Their Sexuality a Secret
When Hollywood Studios Married Off Gay Stars to Keep Their Sexuality a Secret - HISTORY
Photo credit: Image Collect. Artists, craftsman, politicians, and businessmen from all over the world converge on Los Angeles, California, ready to do battle over the almighty dollar. Here are the ten best secrets Hollywood ever kept. For whatever reason, theatrical communities have always had a thriving gay populace, and many of these talents found they had to keep their private lives private if they wanted to make the leap to the big screen. For instance, actor Rock Hudson was a well known homosexual behind the scenes of Hollywood, and had to keep careful watch of what the media said about him. Hudson never officially came out, but he became one of the first celebrities to die of AIDS-related illnesses in Randolph Scott and Cary Grant famously lived together off and on for over ten years, leading to rumors of homosexuality that persist to this day.
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