Damon Charles: 1st List of Gay/Lesbian/Bi Industry People, Both in Front and Behind the Camera

by a-17 | created - 31 May 2013 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

The list below is NOT in random order. Marlon Brando is first then all names after are in alphabetical order by last name. If you are looking for a particular person then you need to search for the page that has the correct last name.

In no way is this list meant to "OUT" anyone.

I have purposely NOT listed anyone of "speculation" like other sites may have ... only those where confirmation by either personal accounts, or public records prove the source of information on their sexuality.

Some are people I personally know and allowed me to put their name on this list, or have been publicly outed (with proof) by other sources, or have personally come out as gay, lesbian, or bisexual themselves. While gay, lesbian, and bi, "gender impersonators" are on here, transsexuals are not.

Some of the people on this list may have lived or are living a heterosexual lifestyle. But at one time or another they have either admitted to being gay, lesbian, or bisexual, and all have either outed themselves or have already been outed.

There are countless other people in the industry that we know are gay, lesbian, or bisexual. For whatever reason, they are "open" only to those working in THE INDUSTRY and choose to keep it a secret to the general public.

Sadly not everyone on this list is or was happy with their sexuality. Even when (true) rumors of people I personally knew and worked with surrounded them, like Merv Griffin, Rock Hudson, and Liberace (plus many others of today and the past), their self-loathing for who they were, made them feel the need to hide their sexuality, and in some instances bring legal actions to those who tried to out them.

You may not know some of the names or recognize the photos of the people on my list who worked in the past, but it is important to know the past in order to live in the present, and look forward to a happier future within ourselves. You need to know that you are in good company.

Hopefully someday, probably not in my lifetime (but I was wrong about same sex marriages, so hope I'm wrong here too), people will just be people, and lists like this will not be needed. Until that day comes, this list is dedicated to the closeted, possibly tormented talented youth that may need to see that there IS a good future (and happy life) ahead of them if they can accept themselves for who they are.

Some of the performers and behind-the-scene people are or were my friends, and I kept their secret until their deaths or they decided to come out themselves. Rock Hudson once told me that if anyone really knew or believed he was gay, he would die. When it was announced that he had AIDS he said, "Now everyone knows I'm gay, and I'm dying."

Those already in the entertainment industry know that it can still harbor homophobia, even though the industry claims otherwise. For any of these people on this list to have "come out on their own" was not so much an act of bravery, but more of being comfortable in their own skin. I thank each and every person that has personally allowed me to add them to this list, and I appreciate the positive responses I've received in person and on the Internet. I truly believe that every person on this list has or had the ability to save the life of at least one person who is or was struggling with their true identity.

Andrew Levinson, my spouse, has been a big help in making this list grow quicker and bigger. We celebrate our 50th year together July 24, 2021, continuing to work together on this list, trying to be a positive model for others.

It used to be that if you wanted to write me or make comments, you could do it on the IMDb Message Board at the bottom of the Damon Charles webpage. Unfortunately on February 17, 2017, IMDb discontinued this feature on all pages. Sadly, contacting me now is impossible as I am not on Facebook or any other social networks. I here give you full permission to feel free and put a link to this list on YOUR Facebook or other social media pages. Let's make this "List" soar with viewers. I do appreciate all the responses I did get in the past, and more than appreciate all the positive feedback I had been getting for having it up.

Thanks, Damon Charles

1. Marlon Brando

Actor | Apocalypse Now

Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in ...

Actor,

In his 1976 biography THE ONLY CONTENDER, Brando, who was married three times, openly admitted his homosexuality. He was quoted as saying, "Like a large number of men, I, too, have had homosexual experiences, and I am not ashamed."

2. Saara Aalto

Soundtrack | Rölli ja kultainen avain

Saara Aalto was born on May 2, 1987 in Oulunsalo, Finland. She is an actress and cinematographer, known for Rölli and the Golden Key (2013), Saara Aalto: You Had My Heart (2013) and For Better and Worse (2009).

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saara_Aalto

Aalto later began a relationship with a female fan, Meri Sopanen, who worked as a personal trainer and life coach. They became engaged on their two-year anniversary in August 2016. Aalto now identifies as a lesbian. Aalto and Sopanen moved to London in January 2017. The couple married in April 2020.

3. Jackie Abbott

Actress | Thirst

Jackie Abbott is an actress and writer, known for Thirst (2019), Thirst (2020) and Afterdeath (2019).

Actress,

New York Post, Page Six: “Saturday Night Live” star Kate McKinnon celebrated her Emmy win with her new girlfriend, Jackie Abbott. http://pagesix.com/2017/09/18/kate-mckinnon-debuts-new-girlfriend-at-the-emmys/

4. John Abbott

Actor | The Jungle Book

John was a commercial artist when he substituted for a sick friend in an amateur production which was seen by the actress Sybil Thorndike who recognised his potential. After repertory work at Watford and Crewe he was invited to join London's Old Vic in 1936 by Tyrone Guthrie and appeared in 'Love's...

Actor

5. Jean Acker

Actress | Checkers

Jean Acker was born in 1893 on a farm in Trenton, NJ, and was named Harriet. Her father was part Cherokee and her mother was Irish, and they had separated when she was young. Jean attended school at St. Mary's Seminary in Springfield, NJ. Her acting career began in vaudeville and stock-company ...

Actress, Brewster's Millions

IMDB Bio: In 1919, she came to California and negotiated a two-hundred-dollar-a-week contract with a movie studio based on the strength of her relationship with her lover, the famed star Alla Nazimova. Within a few months, she started another relationship with a younger, less established actress Grace Darmond. In the midst of this love triangle, she met the struggling actor Rudolph Valentino at a party, and they became friends. After a two-month courtship, he asked her to marry him and she accepted. On November 6, 1919, they married, and on their wedding night, she locked him out. She wept claiming she made a mistake and later departed to Grace Darmond's apartment.

Part of The Sewing Circle; Wikipedia for Alla Nazimova: It was Alla Nazimova who coined the phrase "sewing circle" as code to refer to lesbian or bisexual actresses of her day who concealed their true sexuality. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alla_Nazimova

6. Peter Ackroyd

Writer | The Limehouse Golem

Peter Ackroyd was born on October 5, 1949 in London, England. He is a writer and actor, known for The Limehouse Golem (2016), The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein and The Mystery of Charles Dickens (2000).

IMDb Trivia In the Independent of Sunday 2006 Pink List - a list of the most influential gay men and women - he came no. 11, up from no. 13.

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Ackroyd Ackroyd had a long-term relationship with Brian Kuhn, an American dancer he met while at Yale. However, Kuhn was then diagnosed with AIDS, and died in 1994, after which Ackroyd moved back to London. In 1999, he suffered a heart attack and was placed in a medically induced coma for a week.

7. Leon Acord

Actor | Old Dogs & New Tricks

Leon was born in Kokomo, Indiana on May 23, 1963, and grew up on several different farms in the area. Moving frequently led Leon to develop a fantasy life at an early age, and he acted in high-school and community-theatre productions throughout Indiana.

He attended Indiana University at Kokomo. He ...

Actor

8. Peter Adair

Director | The AIDS Show

Peter Adair was born on November 25, 1943 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. He was a director and cinematographer, known for The AIDS Show (1986), Absolutely Positive (1991) and In the 1st Degree (1995). He died on June 27, 1996 in San Francisco, California.

Producer/Director/Cinematographer/Writer,

New York Times: Mr. Adair said. "When I wondered about religion, I made a film about it. When I realized I was gay, I made a film about it." http://www.nytimes.com/1996/06/30/us/peter-adair-53-director-dies-made-films-with-gay-themes.html

9. Dallas Adams

Actor | The Fortunes of Nigel

Dallas Adams was born on February 17, 1947. He was an actor, known for The Fortunes of Nigel (1974), Doctor Who (1963) and Frankenstein: The True Story (1973). He died on August 29, 1991.

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_Adams

According to the audio memoirs of John Nathan-Turner, in the early 1980s, Adams was the largest gay palimony lawsuit winner in English legal history, and his casting in Doctor Who had been criticised by homophobic elements in the British tabloid press.

10. Evan Adams

Self | 1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus

Evan Adams is from Tla'amin Nation, near the town of Powell River, BC, Canada. He stars in the Emmy-winning TV-movie "Lost in the Barrens" (1990) and its nominated sequel "Curse of the Viking Grave" (1993). Besides numerous episodics like "The Beachcombers" and "Black Stallion", he also appears in ...

Actor,

NNDB: Born: 15-Nov-1966 Birthplace: Sliammon Reserve, British Columbia, Canada Gender: Male Race or Ethnicity: American Aborigine Sexual orientation: Gay Occupation: Actor Nationality: Canada Executive summary: Smoke Signals Presently a practicing obstetrician. http://www.nndb.com/people/077/000355009/

11. Maude Adams

Maude Adams was born Maude Ewing Kiskadden on November 11, 1872 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She preformed on stage from the age of an infant until her retirement from the stage at age 60. Maude Adams starred in over twenty-five plays on Broadway between 1888 and 1916. Her most famous role was "Peter" ...

Actress,

After Ellen: Spring Byington Romanced: Marjorie "Ma Kettle" Main, Maude Adams. http://www.afterellen.com/the-gay-women-of-old-hollywood/08/2010/

Part of The Sewing Circle; Wikipedia for Alla Nazimova: It was Alla Nazimova who coined the phrase "sewing circle" as code to refer to lesbian or bisexual actresses of her day who concealed their true sexuality. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alla_Nazimova

12. Nick Adams

Actor | Kaijû daisensô

Nick Adams, best known to audiences as Johnny Yuma of the TV series The Rebel (1959), played leads and supporting parts in many films of the 1950s, often cast in the same "troubled young man" mold as his good friend, James Dean. He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Twilight of Honor...

Actor, The Rebel

Wikipedia: According to American Film (1986), "Nick Adams, who was ... gay, was the butt of anti-gay humor in Pillow Talk. In a recent book, William Dakota, who worked as Adams's fan-mail secretary for some time, confirms that Adams was homosexual. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Adams_%28actor%29

13. Nick Adams

Actor | Fire Island

Nick Adams is best known for Fire Island, The Other Two, and An Englishman in New York. He is an accomplished veteran of the Broadway stage and has starred as Felicia in the Tony winning original cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Whizzer in Lincoln Center Theatre's national company of ...

Actor, It Could Be Worse

Wikipedia: In 2010, Adams, who is gay, was a part of a PSA for the It Gets Better campaign with cast members from Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Adams_%28theatre_actor%29

14. Richard Addinsell

Soundtrack | My Week with Marilyn

English composer Richard Addinsell was born in 1904. After finishing his law studies at Oxford, he took a short course in music at the Royal College of Music in London and studied from 1929 to 1932 in Berlin and Vienna. From 1933 to 1935 he lived in the USA writing scores for the Hollywood studios.

Composer,

Wikipedia: Addinsell retired from public life in the 1960s, gradually becoming estranged from his close friends. He was, for many years, the companion of the fashion designer Victor Stiebel, who died in 1976. In 1999 it was revealed that the royalties for Warsaw Concerto had belonged to the parents of author Jilly Cooper, whose brother advanced the theory that Addinsell – for many years their neighbor – gave it to them as thanks for being discreet about his relationship with Stiebel. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Addinsell

15. Justus Addiss

From Here to Eternity

Life partner of actor Hayden Rorke. The two met on the film Project Moonbase in 1953. Addiss directed Rorke in four episodes of "The Schlitz Playhouse" (all in 1955) and one episode of "Goodyear Summer Originals" in 1956. They were together from 1953 until Addiss's death in 1979.

Director, The Odyssey of Flight 33

16. Ali Adler

Producer | Supergirl

Ali Adler was born on May 30, 1967 in California, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Supergirl (2015), No Ordinary Family (2010) and The New Normal (2012).

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Adler

From 2001 to 2011, Adler was in a relationship with actress Sara Gilbert.

In 2013, Adler began dating producer and writer Liz Brixius. The couple got engaged in November 2014. They broke up in May 2017.

17. Jonathan Adler

Self | 10 Things That Make Me Happy

Jonathan Adler was born in 1966 in the USA. He is known for 10 Things That Make Me Happy (2012), Rocco's Dinner Party (2011) and Top Design (2007). He has been married to Simon Doonan since September 18, 2008.

IMDb Bio: He has been married to Simon Doonan since September 18, 2008.

18. Joop Admiraal

Actor | De vier dochters Bennet

Joop Admiraal was born on September 26, 1937 in Ophemert, Gelderland, Netherlands. He was an actor and writer, known for De vier dochters Bennet (1961), Rikkel Nikkel de avonturen van een robot (1961) and U bent mijn moeder (1984). He died on March 25, 2006 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

Actor,

Wikipedia for Ramses Shaffy: In the 1960s, Shaffy had a relationship with Dutch actor Joop Admiraal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramses_Shaffy

19. James Adomian

Actor | Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

James Adomian was born on January 31, 1980 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008), Trunk'd (2014) and California's Lost Gold (2012).

Actor, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

20. Adrian

Costume_designer | The Philadelphia Story

Adrian Adolph Greenburg, born in Naugatuck, Connecticut, March 3, 1903, to Gilbert and Helena (Pollack) Greenburg. He began his professional career while still attending the New York School for Fine and Applied Arts by contributing to the costumes for "George White's Scandals" in 1921. He is ...

Costume Designer, The Wizard Of Oz

21. Evgeny Afineevsky

Producer | Francesco

Evgeny Afineevsky is an Oscar and Emmy-nominated director, whose current documentary, CRIES FROM SYRIA, was an Official Selection at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Afineevsky won Best Director and earned nomination for Best Documentary from the Critics' Choice Documentary Awards. He and his film ...

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evgeny_Afineevsky

Afineevsky is openly homosexual.

22. James J. Agazzi

Art_director | Hart to Hart

James J. Agazzi was born on October 23, 1940 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He was an art director and production designer, known for Hart to Hart (1979), Moonlighting (1985) and A Window That Opens (2001). He was married to David Brewer. He died on September 15, 2019 in California, USA.

23. Ray Aghayan

Costume_designer | Lady Sings the Blues

Ray Aghayan was born on July 28, 1928 in Tehran, Iran. He is known for Lady Sings the Blues (1972), Funny Lady (1975) and Gaily, Gaily (1969). He died on October 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Costume Designer, Dr. Dolittle

24. Matthew Agius

Self | 1 Girl 5 Gays

Matthew Agius is known for 1 Girl 5 Gays (2009).

Co-Host/Self,

Wikipedia 1 Girl 5 Gays: The rotating panel of gay men included Michael Yerxa, Jean-Paul Bevilacqua, Juan Manuel Gonzalez Calcaneo, Jonathan Morton-Schuster, Matt Barker, Dean McArthur, Matt Santos, Philip Tetro, Ian Lynch, Andrew Edwards, Jake Mossop, Thomas Trafford, Ishmael Furoz, Jonathan Nathaniel, Gerry King, Simon Lysnes, Max Claude, Alex Brown, Jason Yantha, Dillon Scheenaard, Alex Illest, JP Larocque, Rafay Agha, Gabriel Rojas, Jae MT, Kiel Hughes, Gaelan Love, Michael Lehman, Shawn Hitchins, Taylor James, Thomas Haskell, Chris Corsini, David Robert, Maurie Sherman, Ralph Rosario, Brad Blaylock, Ryan Carter, Ibrahim Hasan, Scott Do, Matthew Agius, Micha Baltman, Anthony Berarco, Matt Sims, Perez Hilton, James Bar, Jeffrey Bowers, Brett Ashley, Chase Hutchinson, Jonathan D. Lovitz, Mitchell Boucher, Mike Germanotta, Jamie Gillingham and Taurel Lorenz. A smaller number of episodes featured a panel of lesbians, including Brittany Leigh, Christina Mac, Brittany Emmons, Courtney Jean Milner, Valerie Bosso and Nicole DeLargie. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1_Girl_5_Gays

25. Clay Aiken

Self | The Runner-Up

Clayton Holmes Grissom was born on November 30, 1978 in Raleigh, North Carolina, to Faye Aiken Parker and Vernon Grissom. When Clay was a teenager, he had a love for teaching and helping young children and later on studied to became a school teacher. When he was about 23 years old, a longtime ...

Singer, American Idol

26. Alvin Ailey

The Turning Point

Ailey was born in the rural town of Rogers, Texas, USA. His childhood memories and experiences often informed his choreography; the most notable of his works was "Blues Suite", "Cry" (choreographed for Judith Jamison), and "Revelations", a ballet based on Ailey's observations and experiences in ...

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_Ailey

Though gay, [Ailey] kept his romantic affairs in the closet.

27. Dawn Airey

Self | RED by James Hogan

Dawn Airey is an executive.

WIkipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn_Airey She lives with her civil partner Jacqueline Lawrence (Founder and Chair of The Elma Trust, a non-profit organisation) and their two children in West London and Oxford.

28. Michael D. Akers

Director | Morgan

Michael D. Akers is a director and editor, known for Morgan (2012), Gone, But Not Forgotten (2003) and Matrimonium (2005).

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Akers

Akers is openly gay. His long-term partner is Sandon Berg. They have been together since the late 1990s.

29. Desiree Akhavan

Actress | Appropriate Behavior

Desiree Akhavan was born in 1984 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Appropriate Behavior (2014), The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) and Ramy (2019).

Producer/Director/Writer,

The Guardian: Perhaps what sets Akhavan apart from even Dunham is that she is not only bisexual, but Iranian. In the words of her college professor she is "the gay, Iranian Lena Dunham". http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2014/apr/29/desiree-adkavan-new-lena-dunham-girls

30. Fisayo Akinade

Actor | The Girl with All the Gifts

Fisayo Akinade was born on December 28, 1987 in Hackney, London, England. He is an actor, known for The Girl with All the Gifts (2016), The Works (2016) and The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019).

Channel4.com https://www.channel4.com/press/news/interview-cucumber-and-bananas-freddie-fox-and-fisayo-akinade

I joined Grindr for a bit to see what it was about. That was an eye-opening experience! I'm gay so I didn’t really need to do the research in terms of going out in Canal Street and all that sort of thing. We had a few nights out there, but not that much.

31. Edward Albee

Soundtrack | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Edward Albee was born on March 12, 1928 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is known for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), A Delicate Balance (1973) and National Theatre Live: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2017). He died on September 16, 2016 in Montauk, New York, USA.

Writer, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

32. Anna Margarita Albelo

Producer | Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf?

2020 Spirit Award nominee, Anna Margarita Albelo is an out, Cuban-American writer, director and producer working in film, television, and digital content. Based in Los Angeles, Anna is developing a feature film with Issa Rae and Deniese Davis' Color Creative. Her 2014 award winning feature, "Who's ...

Producer/Director/Actress,

glaad: I like to call it an, "auto-fiction" because I don't always have a lot of hot women running after me, unfortunately! But I did want to use elements from my life to create a character I never see in film: a Latina, lesbian, filmmaker, freshly turned 40, committed to LGBT culture and feminism. I wanted to tell a universal story about love, desire, and self-sabotage and have a lesbian character be our protagonist. http://www.glaad.org/blog/filmmaker-anna-margarita-albelo-talks-glaad-about-whos-afraid-vagina-wolf

33. Becky Albertalli

Writer | Love, Simon

An American, award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of young-adult fiction. She is most well known for the novel, "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda", about a 17 year old closeted gay teen being blackmailed by classmate with emails involving him being gay. Which was soon after turned into...

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Becky_Albertalli

In August 2020, Albertalli came out as bisexual.

34. Mike Albo

Writer | Take Me to Your Mother

Mike Albo is a writer and actor, known for Take Me to Your Mother (2013), The Smoking Gun TV (2003) and What's in Store with Mike Albo (2010).

Writer,

Wikipedia: His love advice column in Out Magazine, “What’s Your Problem?” appeared from 1998-2000. He also wrote horoscopes for Word.com (Horoscopes by Randy Lavender), from 1998-2000. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Albo

35. Michael Aldred

Writer | Discwizz

Michael Aldred is a writer, known for Discwizz (1964), Ready, Steady, Go! (1963) and Thank Your Lucky Stars (1961).

Producer/Self,

Wikipedia: Aldred was gay - and according to a number of writers, had brief affairs with Dave Davies of The Kinks and Andrew Oldham, manager of The Rolling Stones. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Aldred

36. Ben Aldridge

Actor | Our Girl

Ben Aldridge was born on November 12, 1985 in Exeter, Devon, England. He is an actor, known for Our Girl (2013), Fleabag (2016) and Toast (2010).

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Aldridge_(actor)

On 27 June 2020, Aldridge came out as a member of LGBT community on his Instagram.

37. Brandon Alexander III

Actor | First Period

Brandon Alexander III was born on December 15, 1983 in Grapevine, Texas, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for First Period (2013), Kids Eating Paste (2009) and Sideline Secrets (2006).

Producer/Writer/Actor, First Period

38. Cris Alexander

Actor | Wonderful Town

Born in 1920, Mr. Alexander was raised by his devoted father and attended Central High School in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He and Tony Randall (then Leonard Rosenberg) along with several other exceptionally talented classmates, performed on their own weekly radio show in 1937-8. ...

Actor, The Littlest Angel

39. J. Alexander

Self | America's Next Top Model

J. Alexander was born in South Bronx, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for America's Next Top Model (2003), Katy Keene (2020) and Cuts (2005).

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Alexander_(model)

Alexander is openly gay.

Self,

The Pure Eccentrics: San Francisco (2007): "Pure Eccentrics" is a visual and oral history which profiles 5 colorful characters - all gay men with an affinity for historic architecture, a flair for living life to it's fullest, and a multitude of great stories about their escapades in 1970's San Francisco. Each contributes to the preservation of San Francisco's architectural and stylistic legacy in a different and vital way. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1198214/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_7

41. Olly Alexander

Soundtrack | God Help the Girl

Olly Alexander was born on July 15, 1990 in Yorkshire, England. He is an actor and composer, known for God Help the Girl (2014), Bright Star (2009) and Funny Bunny (2015).

Soundtrack/Writer/Actor,

Wikipedia: Alexander is in a relationship with Clean Bandit's violinist Neil Milan Amin-Smith. In one of their first interviews together at the Wireless Festival July 2015, Alexander explained that they like to be open in talking about their relationship, saying "It's important for people to see that you can be happy as a couple, and a young gay couple... I think I would have loved to have seen one (growing up)". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olly_Alexander

42. Ross Alexander

Actor | Captain Blood

The tragically brief life of fresh-faced, boyishly handsome Ross Alexander, who seemed to have everything going for him, plays these days like a bad Hollywood movie. Alexander was a charming, highly engaging young actor whose pleasant voice and breezy personality aided greatly in his transition ...

IMDB Bio of Ross Alexander: Off-camera, however, Ross, a closeted homosexual, became an acutely self-destructive young man whose career instability and domestic tragedy would take its toll. The tormented Ross ended his own life at age 29. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0018717/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

People: CMT Star Cody Alan Comes Out as Gay: 'You Can Find the Kind of Love, Peace and Happiness in This Life You Deserve'. http://people.com/country/cmt-cody-alan-comes-out-as-gay/

44. Chad Allen

Actor | Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Chad Allen was born on June 5, 1974 in Cerritos, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993), TerrorVision (1986) and Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (1986).

Actor, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

45. Peter Allen

Soundtrack | Arthur

Peter Allen was born on February 10, 1944 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia. He is known for Arthur (1981), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) and Muriel's Wedding (1994). He was married to Liza Minnelli. He died on June 18, 1992 in San Diego, California, USA.

Soundtrack, Muriel's Wedding

46. Ted Allen

Self | Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

Emmy Award winner Ted Allen is host of the hit prime-time competition series Chopped (2007) on the Food Network, and a frequent contributor to Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate (2009). He was a judge on the first four seasons of Bravo's Top Chef (2006) and Food Network's Iron Chef America: ...

TV Host, Chopped

47. Eric Allman

Writer | Star Trek

Eric Allman is a writer, known for Star Trek (1971) and The Code (2001).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Allman

Allman, who is openly gay, lives in Berkeley, California, with Marshall Kirk McKusick, who had been his partner for more than 30 years before they married in October, 2013.

48. Jared Allman

Actor | More Scenes from a Gay Marriage

Allman has had leading roles in the Matt Riddlehoover's recent titles, West Hollywood Motel and Scenes from a Gay Marriage -- both of which played to rave reviews on the film festival circuit. Allman is reprising his role as "Joe" in the sequel, More Scenes from a Gay Marriage, due out later this ...

Actor,

IMDB Bio:Jared now lives in Lawrenceville, Ga., having relocated to the Atlanta area in 2012. When he's not working, Jared enjoys reading and playing video games and watching "Star Trek: The Next Generation." He's also working on his latest labor of love, penning his first book "Kinda Good at Everything: Growing up Southern, Mormon, and Gay."

49. Stephanie Allynne

Actress | In a World...

Stephanie Allynne was born on September 19, 1985 in Claremont, California, US. She is an actress and writer, known for In a World... (2013), One Mississippi (2015) and Twin Peaks (2017). She has been married to Tig Notaro since October 24, 2015. They have two children.

Actress,

IMDB Bio: She has been married to Tig Notaro since October 24, 2015. They have two children. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2782402/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

50. Néstor Almendros

Cinematographer | Days of Heaven

One of the highest appraised contemporary cinematographers. He was born in Spain but moved to Cuba by age 18 to join his exiled anti-Franco father. In Havana, he founded a cineclub and wrote film reviews. Then, he went on to study in Rome at the Centro Sperimentale. He directed six shorts in Cuba ...

Cinematographer, Kramer vs. Kramer

51. Pedro Almodóvar

Writer | Hable con ella

The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study ...

Writer, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

52. Marc Almond

Soundtrack | White Bird in a Blizzard

Following his parents' divorce, the legendary Synth-pop/New Wave artist Marc Almond was accepted into a general art design course at Southport College, where he studied performance art. During his time at art college he did a series of performance theater pieces: the Andy Warhol inspired piece "...

Soundtrack/Music Department/Actor/Self,

New Wave Duo: Soft Cell

Wikipedia: Almond has stated that he dislikes being pigeon-holed as "a 'gay' artist", claiming that such a label "enables people to marginalize your work and reduce its importance, implying that it won't be of any interest to anyone who isn't gay". In 2010, Almond said that he has "a fulfilling work life and a comfortable private life". He has been with the same partner for over 20 years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Almond

53. Flavio Alves

Producer | The Garden Left Behind

Flavio Alves is a Brazilian film writer, director, and producer. He was granted political asylum in the United States in 1998 with the help of the Immigrants and Refugee Rights Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law. Shortly thereafter, he attended Columbia University, where he ...

Producer/Director/Writer,

Wikipedia: Flavio lives in Forest Hills, New York with his same-sex partner Randall Martusis. In April 2010, Alves became a US citizen. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavio_Alves

54. Dan Amboyer

Actor | Younger

Dan Amboyer born December 28, 1985 is an American actor, Amboyer was born in Detroit, to Claudia and Dr. Donald Amboyer. He attended The Roeper School and arts high school Interlochen Arts Academy. Amboyer subsequently continued his studies at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, where he was ...

Actor,

The Daily Mail: Hitched! Younger actor Dan Amboyer confirms he's gay as he ties the knot with longtime boyfriend Eric Berger. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4959456/Dan-Amboyer-confirms-s-gay-marrying-boyfriend.html

55. Alejandro Amenábar

Writer | The Others

Is the son of a Spanish mother and a Chilean father. His family moved back to Spain when he was 1 year old, and he grew up and studied in Madrid. He wrote, produced and directed his first short film La cabeza at the age of 19, and he was 23 when he directed his feature debut Thesis (1996). His film ...

Producer/Director/Writer/Composer/Editor/Actor/Self,

El Periodico: Alejandro Amenábar, que no se caracteriza precisamente por demostrar a menudo su condición de homosexual, ha asegurado que Madrid, ciudad en la que reside y que le ha otorgado la Medalla de oro, le ha aportado muchísima alegría y libertad para dejarle vivir su condición sexual haciendo la vida que quiere. http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/gente-y-tv/amenabar-madrid-dado-libertad-para-vivir-condicion-sexual-1788841

56. Hardy Amies

Costume_department | 2001: A Space Odyssey

Hardy Amies was born on July 17, 1909 in Maida Vale, London, England. He is known for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Two for the Road (1967) and Maytime in Mayfair (1949). He died on March 5, 2003 in Langford, Oxfordshire, England.

Costume and Wardrobe Department, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Self,

ET Online: Years & Years' Olly Alexander and Clean Bandit's Neil Amin-Smith Kiss Onstage and Give Us All Relationship Envy. Amin-Smith was telling Gay Times: “Olly and I are romantic with each other, we have to because we don’t see each other very much so when we are reunited it’s always quite intense. http://www.etonline.com/news/171463_years_years_olly_alexander_and_clean_bandit_neil_amin_smith_kiss_onstage/

58. Sutan Amrull

Actor | Angels!

Sutan Amrull was born in Baldwin Park, California on the 14th June 1974. At the age of three, the family moved to Indonesia where his father is originally from and lived there until the age of nine when they moved back to the US.

Amrull became interested in the drag scene at the age of sixteen by ...

Female Impersonator/Makeup Artist, America's Next Top Model

59. Simon Amstell

Writer | Benjamin

Amstell was born on 29 November 1979 and was raised in Gants Hill, London. The lively and determined chap made his first television appearance in 1993 when he appeared as a contestant on the Channel 4 game show GamesMaster (1992-1998), which he unfortunately lost, but this did not falter him on his...

Writer/Actor, Grandma's House

60. Elena Anaya

Actress | La piel que habito

Spanish actress Elena Anaya impressed the critics with her performance in Sex and Lucía (2001).

Elena was born in Palencia, Spain, on July 17th, 1975. An active child, she excelled in karate and mountain climbing. By the time she was 17 Elena knew that she wanted to channel her energy into ...

Actress,

Wikipedia: Partner Beatriz Sanchís (2008–present) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elena_Anaya

61. Darla K. Anderson

Producer | Coco

Darla K. Anderson is an American film producer who is known for producing several Pixar films including A Bug's Life, Cars, Mater and the Ghostlight, Monsters, Inc. Toy Story 3 and Coco. She won awards for the films she produced, particularly Toy Story 3 and Coco. She is married to Kori Rae, a ...

Producer, Monsters, Inc.

62. Gillian Anderson

Actress | The X Files

Gillian Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Rosemary Alyce (Lane), a computer analyst, and Homer Edward Anderson III, who owned a film post-production company. Gillian started her career as a member of an amateur actor group while at high school. In 1987, her love of the theatre took her to ...

Actress,

N.Y. Daily News: Gillian Anderson of ‘The X-Files’ reveals she's had several lesbian relationships. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/gillian-anderson-x-files-reveals-romantic-relationships-women-article-1.1038879

63. Lindsay Anderson

Director | If....

Lindsay Anderson was born on April 17, 1923 in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India. He was a director and actor, known for If.... (1968), Britannia Hospital (1982) and This Sporting Life (1963). He died on August 30, 1994 in Saint-Saud-Lacoussière, Dordogne, France.

Director

64. Mitchell Anderson

Actor | Jaws: The Revenge

Mitchell Anderson was born on August 21, 1961 in Jamestown, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Jaws: The Revenge (1987), After Forever (2018) and The Karen Carpenter Story (1989).

Actor, Doogie Howser-M.D.

65. R. Christian Anderson

Director | Manhattan Montage

Christian was born in Los Angeles and raised in Hollywood. His mother, Lita, was an announcer for radio station KMPC, at the time a music and entertainment station. Though only a child, she took him to numerous movie premieres she covered in her broadcasts. During that time he met many celebrities,...

Writer, Tea and Destiny

66. Terry Anderson

Producer | The Night Listener

Terry Anderson was born on April 11, 1959 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is known for The Night Listener (2006), The Young Graduates (1971) and Cindy and Donna (1970).

Producer/Writer,

IMDB Trivia: Armistead Maupin's former long-term romantic partner; their relationship was fictionalized in multiple story lines of Maupin's Barbary Lane books and The Night Listener, as well as their corresponding mini-series and feature films.http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0027501/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_2

67. Rainer Andersson

Actor | Pillertrillaren

Rainer Andersson is an actor, known for Pillertrillaren (1994) and Bert (1994).

Actor,

The Daily Mail: The couple that shop together: Victor Garber steps out with partner Rainer Andreesen after recently confirming their long term relationship. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2283432/The-couple-shop-Victor-Garber-enjoys-afternoon-boyfriend-Rainer-Andreesen-recently-confirms-longterm-relationship.html

68. Paolo Andino

Actor | The Last Ship

Paolo Andino is known for The Last Ship (2014), Modern Family (2009) and Law & Order (1990).

Actor, The Big Gay Sketch Show

69. Pedro Andrade

Actor | The Companionist

Pedro Andrade is an actor and producer, known for The Companionist (2008), Pedro pelo Mundo (2016) and 1st Look NY (2007).

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Andrade

He briefly dated Lance Bass, a former member of the band 'N Sync in the summer of 2007

70. Casper Andreas

Actor | Hawaii Five-0

Casper is an accomplished actor, writer, film director and producer.

In 2020, he was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the Sprit Awards for producing "Wild Nights with Emily", Madeleine Olnek's comedic biopic about Emily Dickinson starring Molly Shannon. Also in 2020, Casper premiered his ...

Actor, The Big Gay Musical

71. Harry Andrews

Actor | The Hill

British character actor Harry Andrews had the sort of massive granite face and square jaw that would stamp that career, but he set himself apart with brilliant stage and screen work. He had graduated from Wrekin College in Shropshire and then moved on to the stage, appearing with Liverpool ...

Actor, Death on the Nile

72. Maxene Andrews

Actress | Road to Rio

Ms. Andrews and her sisters, Patty and Laverne, were one of the most successful women's singing groups, with 19 gold records and sales of nearly 100 million copies. The sisters began performing in the early 1930's when the Depression wiped out their father's business. In 1937, the trio of sisters ...

Singer/Actress,

One Third of The Andrews Sisters

Part of The Sewing Circle; Wikipedia for Alla Nazimova: It was Alla Nazimova who coined the phrase "sewing circle" as code to refer to lesbian or bisexual actresses of her day who concealed their true sexuality. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alla_Nazimova

73. Robert Andrews

Actor | Fascinating Youth

Robert Andrews was born on February 20, 1895 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Fascinating Youth (1926), The Warrens of Virginia (1924) and Rubber Heels (1927). He died in 1976 in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England.

Born: Reginald Frank Andrews

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Andrews_(actor)

He is perhaps best known as the long-term companion of Ivor Novello.

74. Marc Andreyko

Writer | Ness

Marc Andreyko is an actor and writer, known for Ness, Castlevania and Delivered (1998).

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Andreyko

Andreyko lives in Los Angeles. He is openly gay.

75. Michael Angelakos

Soundtrack | The 5th Wave

Michael Angelakos was born on May 19, 1987 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. He is a composer, known for The 5th Wave (2016), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012) and Going the Distance (2010). He was previously married to Kristina Batres-Mucci.

Singer,

Band: Passion Pit

Daily Mail: Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos, 28, comes out as gay and admits he 'wanted so badly to be straight' for his wife. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3312131/Passion-Pit-frontman-Michael-Angelakos-28-comes-gay-admits-wanted-badly-straight-wife.html

76. Kenneth Anger

Director | Fireworks

Kenneth Anger grew up in Hollywood and started out as a child actor, but his interest in filmmaking was evident at an early age: he made his first film, Who Has Been Rocking My Dreamboat (1941) , at age 9. Anger developed into one of the pioneers of the American underground film movement. His ...

Writer/Director, Hollywood Babylon

77. Ant

Actor | The Underground Comedy Movie

Celebrity comedian ANT was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor, comedian , host, producer and writer. In July 1993, he legally changed his name to ANT from Anthony Steven Kalloniatis. The correct orthography is ANT, spelled in all caps.

Born to Greek immigrant parents (Lee and Maria -...

Actor, Twin Falls Idaho

78. Steve Antin

Actor | The Goonies

Steve moved to Los Angeles, where he made his film debut in the teen-aged slasher flick, Sweet Sixteen (1983), opposite Bo Hopkins. The following year, he broke all of the girls hearts in the popular Cannon-produced film, The Last American Virgin (1982), alongside Lawrence Monoson. Roles in The ...

Actor, The Goonies

79. Salvatore Antonio

Actor | Schitt's Creek

Salvatore Antonio was born in Toronto, Canada, as Salvatore Antonio Alessandro Migliore. He attended the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada (considered to be the sister school to Julliard), and later taught Acting For Camera at the school for several years. In addition to working ...

Alchetron https://alchetron.com/Salvatore-Antonio

[Salvatore] is openly gay.

80. Alistair Appleton

Actor | Doctor Who

Alistair Appleton was born in 1970 in Tunbridge Wells to parents Peter and Sally. He gained 10 O-levels and 3 A-levels at St. John's Catholic School and in 1988 went to Gonville & Caius College at the University of Cambridge (UK) where he studied for a degree in English Literature. Whilst at ...

TV Host/Self,

Wikipedia: Appleton is openly gay, and came out at university. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alistair_Appleton

81. Gillian Apps

Self | Turin 2006: XX Olympic Winter Games

Gillian Apps was born on November 2, 1983 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is known for Turin 2006: XX Olympic Winter Games (2006) and Sochi 2014: XXII Olympic Winter Games (2014). She has been married to Meghan Duggan since September 22, 2018.

IMDb https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2278638/?ref_=nm_ov_bio_lk1 She has been married to Meghan Duggan since September 22, 2018.

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gillian_Apps On September 22nd, 2018, she married fellow women's hockey player Meghan Duggan.

82. Gregg Araki

Writer | Mysterious Skin

Gregg Araki was born on December 17, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Mysterious Skin (2004), White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) and Kaboom (2010).

Producer/Director/Writer/Editor/Cinematographer,

Wikipedia: Araki self-identified as gay until 1997, when he entered a relationship with actress Kathleen Robertson, whom he directed in Nowhere. The relationship ended in 1999. Araki has since mainly dated men. He now identifies as bisexual. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregg_Araki

83. Coby Archa

Casting_department | Kindly Kenney

Coby Archa was born on September 8, 1972 in Abilene, Texas, USA. He is known for Kindly Kenney (2020), Survivor (2000) and Tease (2007).

Self,

Gay With Ids: Helping Gay Dads Navigate Fatherhood. https://gayswithkids.com/team-member/coby-archa/

84. Jesse Archer

Actor | A Four Letter Word

Jesse Archer was born on June 30, 1977 in Taiwan, Republic of China. He is an actor and producer, known for A Four Letter Word (2007), Violet Tendencies (2010) and Half-Share (2011).

Producer/Director/Actor/Self,

Gay Cities: What does pride mean to you? Pride is a celebration of self-expression. Being able to stand out and sparkle —- without fear, shame, or having to hide. http://www.gaycities.com/outthere/145/what-pride-means-to-me-jesse-archer/

LQBTQ Culture https://ohnuggets.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/kiki-archer-lesbian-author-and-an-exclusive-interview/ Kiki Archer is a UK based lesbian author.

RUComingOut https://www.rucomingout.com/kiki.html I am a lesbian woman who lives a very ‘straight’ lifestyle.

86. Alfie Arcuri

Soundtrack | The Voice

Alfie Arcuri is a composer, known for The Voice (2012), De Eurovisa (2012) and Alfie Arcuri: If They Only Knew (2017).

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfie_Arcuri He is a qualified architect and told his family he was gay in 2013, when he was 24 years old.

87. Michael Arden

Actor | Source Code

Michael Arden was born on October 6, 1982 in Midland, Texas, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Source Code (2011), Bride Wars (2009) and The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012). He has been married to Andy Mientus since August 18, 2016.

Actor, Grey's Anatomy

Wikipedia: Arden is openly gay, and as of 2013 in a relationship with Smash star Andy Mientus. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Arden

88. Emile Ardolino

Director | Dirty Dancing

Emile Ardolino was born on May 9, 1943 in Maspeth, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Dirty Dancing (1987), Great Performances: Dance in America (1976) and He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' (1983). He died on November 20, 1993 in Bel Air, California, USA.

Director, Dirty Dancing

89. Austin Armacost

Self | The A-List: New York

Austin Armacost is known for The A-List: New York (2010), Celebrity Big Brother (2001) and Big Brother's Bit on the Side (2011). He has been married to Jake Lees since July 26, 2010.

Self,

PETA: Model Austin Armacost Urges Gay Designers to Leave Fur Behind. http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=16374

90. Adrian Armas

Actor | Mystery Men

Adrian Armas was born on January 30, 1977 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Mystery Men (1999), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and 13 Going on 30 (2004).

Actor,

Gay City News: “I had fear put into me by agents and other dancers and actors who said dancers are swishy and feminine. And that started some self-hatred, and I started hating everybody else. It was a horrible time. There was no hope — I wanted to be famous as an actor, but personally, I was miserable. I always felt [being closeted] kept me from being successful." http://gaycitynews.nyc/gay-actors-improvising-opportunities/

91. Darryl Armbruster

Actor | Old School

Darryl Armbruster hails from the Pacific Northwest where he was cast as the lead in the first play for which he ever auditioned and never looked back. He got his feet wet in community theatre which took him from Tacoma to Seattle in plays and musicals from Carousel and Side by Side by Sondheim to ...

Assistant Director/Actor/Self,

Wikipedia: Armbruster is the partner of actor Jon Polito. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darryl_Armbruster

92. Jillian Armenante

Actress | The Sex Lives of College Girls

Jillian Armenante was born on July 5, 1968 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Sex Lives of College Girls (2021), Vice (2018) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). She has been married to Alice Dodd since June 24, 2000. They have two children.

Producer/Writer/Actress/Self,

Wikipedia: With Alice Dodd, her wife, Armenante co-produced, co-directed and co-wrote Laura Comstock's Bag-Punching Dog and In Flagrante Gothicto at the Circle X Theatre Company. Laura Comstock's Bag-Punching Dog won the Theatre L.A. Ovation Award for "Best New Musical" and "Best Musical Production". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jillian_Armenante

93. Billie Joe Armstrong

Soundtrack | The Simpsons Movie

Billie Joe Armstrong was born in Piedmont, California, a small town surrounded by the city of Oakland, and was raised in Rodeo, California, the youngest of six children of Ollie (Jackson) and Andrew "Andy" Marsicano Armstrong. His father worked as a jazz musician and truck driver for Safeway Inc. ...

Musician/Soundtrack, The Simpsons Movie

Wikipedia: Armstrong has identified himself as bisexual, saying in a 1995 interview with The Advocate, "I think I've always been bisexual. I mean, it's something that I've always been interested in. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billie_Joe_Armstrong

94. François Arnaud

Actor | The Borgias

François Arnaud was born on July 5, 1985 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for The Borgias (2011), Blindspot (2015) and I Killed My Mother (2009).

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Arnaud_(actor)

On 20 September 2020, Arnaud came out as bisexual on his Instagram.

95. Chip Arndt

Self | American Cannibal: The Road to Reality

Chip Arndt was born on October 2, 1966. He is known for American Cannibal (2006), The Amazing Race (2001) and Reality Obsessed (2008).

Self, Amazing Race 4

96. Peter Arne

Actor | Straw Dogs

Peter Arne was for a short time the perfect villain in British film. After a couple of roles in war movies (The Purple Plain (1954) and The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)) and a Tarzan movie (Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957)) he became a villain in Strangers' Meeting (1957). From than on he continued ...

Actor, The Return of the Pink Panther

Producer/Director/Writer, What Happens Next

98. Johnny Arthur

Actor | The Ghost Walks

American actor who specialized in timid or whiny characters. He appeared on the stage in England and in the USA, and performed in musical comedy. He began his film work in silents and often worked in the films of Hal Roach.

Actor,

Queerty: This Sunday, golden-age gay actor Johnny Arthur will finally get a tombstone, more than 60 years after he died. Before the advent of the Hayes Code, which banned even implicit depictions of homosexuality, Arthur was well known for over-the-top fey roles in movies like The Desert Song, Going Wild, and The Monster. After the code was instituted, Arthur was limited to wimpy hetero roles, like Spanky’s father in the Our Gang serials. http://www.queerty.com/pre-code-gay-actor-johnny-arthur-finally-gets-his-due-in-death-20121122

99. Robert Arthur

Actor | Ace in the Hole

Robert Arthur was born on June 18, 1925 in Aberdeen, Washington, USA. He was an actor, known for Ace in the Hole (1951), Twelve O'Clock High (1949) and Mother Wore Tights (1947). He died on October 1, 2008 in Aberdeen.

Actor, Twelve O'Clock High

100. Dorothy Arzner

Director | Christopher Strong

Dorothy Arzner, the only woman director during the "Golden Age" of Hollywood's studio system--from the 1920s to the early 1940s and the woman director with the largest oeuvre in Hollywood to this day--was born January 3, 1897 (some sources put the year as 1900), in San Francisco, California, to a ...

Director, Dance, Girl, Dance



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