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2 hours ago, Vee said:

Wasn't Bruno Langley (who played gay Todd on Corrie, but to my knowledge isn't gay) fired for assaulting a woman? And had a wife or partner and child.

 

Yep. 

 

I think I read an article before it came out that he assaulted a woman that his romantic life was stifled b/c he played Todd on Corrie. The article said he grew tired of people not being able to separate him from Todd. 

 

That whole ordeal leaves me scatterbrained. 

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5 hours ago, victoria foxton said:

This is an excerpt from an interview Elizabeth Hubbard gave were she talks about William LeMassena.                                                                                                                               
      "" I loved working with Billy LeMassena [who played Ambrose Bingham]. Our first day on the set together, he wore a suit once worn by Alfred Lunt, whom he'd worked with. He worked with Noel Coward. He worked with everyone. And who was his lover? [Long pause] Oh, yes, Montgomery Clift! He was quite old when he was on ATWT — I think eighty-something — and I could listen to his fabulous stories forever. ""  

I use to love the way Lucinda/Liz Hubbard would say Ambrosssssssssssssss....you knew she loved working with him.

23 hours ago, j swift said:

We should add Y&R alums, Lachlan Buchanan and Peter Porte.  Lachlan attended Peter's wedding in New Orleans last summer.

Are we sure about Lachalan? I've had the pleasure of talking to Lachlan on social media and he is a very nice guy besides being very good looking. 

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4 hours ago, Vee said:

Wasn't Bruno Langley (who played gay Todd on Corrie, but to my knowledge isn't gay) fired for assaulting a woman? And had a wife or partner and child.

 

You’re right. I have noooo idea why he was one of the first to come to mind. Maybe I really do have a hard time separating him from his character.

 

1 hour ago, Paul Raven said:

Mark LaMura

 Look, here’s my chance to do the same. I know for a fact that MLM was married with a daughter, but of course there could be more to the story.

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Yeah, Mark LaMura would be a surprise, but, of course, you never know. I’m sure some of us have heard off-the-record stories from people in the industry about stars you’d never guess would be gay or have dabbled. But I just wouldn’t want to speculate here, especially if someone is living a publicly (and perhaps even somewhat genuine) heterosexual life.

 

 

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This thread has really enlightened me.   I had no idea about either Dean Santoro or John Collenback (both of whom played Stewart brothers on As the World Turns).

 

I had long wondered about Robert Gentry (and Dennis Cooney).  I also have wondered about (these have not been named) Michael Lipton and Ron Tomme.

 

Two from Dark Shadows that I had wondered about were the late Craig Slocum and also Humbert Allen Astredo.  (I think that the latter's obituary listed a daughter.)

 

Two more actors who are my friends are together.  I will not name them.

 

James Coco (The Edge of Night) was gay.

 

I don't know his exact name, but the first actor who was cast as Kelly McGrath on The Edge of Night (Joey Phipps was his name, I think) was supposedly spotted in a gay bar and was released from the show based on the morals clause.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Costello said:

Yeah, Mark LaMura would be a surprise, but, of course, you never know. I’m sure some of us have heard off-the-record stories from people in the industry about stars you’d never guess would be gay or have dabbled. But I just wouldn’t want to speculate here, especially if someone is living a publicly (and perhaps even somewhat genuine) heterosexual life.

 

 

Oops, got confused. Sorry about that. Always check before posting!

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3 hours ago, danfling said:

 

 

I don't know his exact name, but the first actor who was cast as Kelly McGrath on The Edge of Night (Joey Phipps was his name, I think) was supposedly spotted in a gay bar and was released from the show based on the morals clause.

 

 

According to a bio about Dennis Parker, Parker helped get Joey Alan Phipps the role of Kelly on Edge. Parker and Phipps has been lovers at one point. Folks interviewed for the bio said Parker’s past in porn was well known on the set and that Phipps was fired simply because he was not a good fit for the role.

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I had not heard of the Dennis Parker-Joey Alan Phipps connection before.   Thank you for sharing about it.

 

Porn star Jerry Butler (husband of Lisa Loring of As the World Turns) said that there was an actor who played Dr. Will Vernon on One Life to Live and that this actor promised him the role of Brad Vernon on the same show.   I cannot remember why Mr. Butler said he did not pursue this.   I am not sure if this actor was Farley Granger (#!1) or Anthony George (#3).

 

And, this does not have to do with homosexuality, but the porn star named John Seamon was on One Life to Live.  His name was listed in the closing credits.  I think I read that another pornographic actor also appeared at one point, but I cannot remember his name.

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17 hours ago, DeeeDee said:

 

Nope. The actor is on Y&R.

Hmmmmm......too bad the male cast is pretty much blah.....besides some newbies.....

48 minutes ago, danfling said:

 

 

Porn star Jerry Butler (husband of Lisa Loring of As the World Turns)

Wow....didn't know they were married.....damn lucky girl....LOL

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Jonathan Groff admits that while he was doing Sppring Awakening and OLTL he was closeted and said his live in BF at the time was his roommate

1 hour ago, Soapsuds said:

Hmmmmm......too bad the male cast is pretty much blah.....besides some newbies.....

 

Maybe its the new Fen or maybe even Reed?

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9 minutes ago, John said:

Isnt CJL pretty well known at this point

 

lol yes. I think everyone knows he plays for our team. He doesn't necessarily hide it and he shouldn't. 

 

Did anyone mention Kevin Spirtas? Probably ... lol

22 minutes ago, John said:

Jonathan Groff admits that while he was doing Sppring Awakening and OLTL he was closeted and said his live in BF at the time was his roommate

Maybe its the new Fen or maybe even Reed?

 

Groff was another one I always knew was gay. It's so sad to feel like you have to hide who you are.

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