Today, we’ve come a long way when it comes to accepting people for who they are. We live in an age where many celebrities feel comfortable coming out as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. In the last ten years alone, we’ve made huge strides in making the world a safer and more accepting place. While there are still some people who don’t accept those in the LGBT community, many people are incredibly supportive.
Today, celebrities can come out without fearing for their careers or reputation. In fact, many celebrities choose to come out as LGBT because they know it will help make other people in the LGBT community feel more accepted. Sadly, however, this hasn’t always been the case.
With so many celebrities coming out as LGBT these days, a lot of people assume that it’s some sort of “trend.” However, this couldn’t be further from the case! Historical evidence shows that LGBT people have existed as long as humanity itself has existed! The only difference is that, back in the day, LGBT people treated so horribly that they were afraid to come out.
During the Golden Age of Hollywood, reputation was everything to celebrities. One slip-up, and you could lose your career in the blink of an eye. Drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and affairs could all greatly harm a celebrity’s career. Something that was sure to ruin a career, however, was whether or not a celebrity was part of the LGBT community.
If word got out that a celebrity not heterosexual, they would be immediately shunned by the film and television industry, and fans would be horrified at the knowledge. As a result, many celebrities long ago went to very extreme lengths to hide their identity. Some would even go so far as to marry someone of the opposite sex just for appearances! Sadly, LGBT communities spent their whole lives in fear that someone would discover their secret, because they knew that, should someone find out, their career would ruined forever. As a result, there are a lot of celebrities from the Golden Age of Hollywood who you definitely didn’t know were LGBT!
In today’s video, we’re going to take a look at ten old Hollywood stars who never came out of the closet. Make sure you stick around, because we’re going to reveal how one of the most iconic singers, actresses, and models to have ever lived wasn’t nearly as heterosexual as she seemed.
Spencer Tracy was one of the most famous actors during the Golden Age of Hollywood, starring in films like Fury, Captains Courageous, and Boystown. A strict Catholic, he married Louise Treadwell in 1927, and together they had two children. Later in their marriage, the two became distant, but due to Spencer Tracy’s Catholic faith, he refused to get a divorce. Behind the scenes, however, he was infamous for being a womanizer, having affairs with many women. While on the surface he seemed to have a long relationship with Katherine Hepburn, the relationship was mostly just for appearances. Secretly, he spent his time having affairs with men, and its likely his womanizing reputation was just a show. Supposedly, he and actor John Derek had a long and clandestine relationship with one another. He also had a passionate night of sex with Scotty Bowers!
Marilyn Monroe, along with being a model, actress, and amazing singer, also recognized as a platinum blonde sex symbol. Much of her career centered around appealing to men. She also married three times, first to James Dougherty, then to Joe DiMaggio, and finally to Arthur Miller. On the surface, she seemed the epitome of a straight woman. Behind closed doors, however, Marilyn Monroe was quite different.
Before her tragic death later in life, Marilyn Monroe began to see a psychiatrist named Dr. Ralph Greenson, who taped their conversations. The tapes later released, and it revealed that Marilyn Monroe had had affairs with multiple high-profile women, including Judy Garland, Barbara Stanwyck, Marlene Dietrich, and many others! In today’s video, we’re going to take a look at ten old Hollywood stars who never came out of the closet.
Greta Garbo was a Swedish actress who became incredibly famous in Hollywood during the 1920s and 1930s. She proposed to at least three times throughout her life, but never married anyone, nor had any children. In a secret letter to Lars Saxon, a Swedish publisher, she revealed that she would remain a bachelor throughout her life. She was known to have relationships with many men and women, the most famous of which was Marlene Dietrich.
Anthony Perkins became most famous for his role as Norman Bates in the classic horror film Psycho. Publicly, he married to a woman and had two children. However, many people in Hollywood knew about his secret affairs with men, including with his fellow actor Tab Hunter. He reportedly often asked Hollywood pimp Scotty Bowers to set him up with many different men throughout his career. Sadly, in 1992, Anthony Perkins died of AIDs when he was only in his 60s. His wife and children especially shocked at the death, because he had kept his illness a secret. Not wanting anyone to know about the double life he led. In today’s video, we’re going to take a look at ten old Hollywood stars who never came out of the closet.
Clark Gable, most famous for his role in Gone With the Wind, was notoriously homophobic. He would often refuse to work alongside actors he suspected were gay. However, he secretly had sex with men to advance his career, and was known for being “gay for pay.”
Many people are shocked to learn that notoriously homophobic Clark Gable engaged in affairs with men as well. But there’s one gay celebrity whose identity is even more surprising. Make sure you stick around until the end of this video, because we’re going to reveal how the most famous actress of the Golden Age of Hollywood actually preferred women over men. And if you’re enjoying this video so far, please take a moment to like this video. And don’t forget to subscribe to Facts Verse for more!
Joan Crawford married four times throughout her life, and had a total of five children. While married, however, rumors ran wild that she had a huge sexual appetite, having affairs with multiple men and women. A biography about her life, called Joan Crawford, Hollywood Martyr, even suggests that she may have used sex to heighten her career. Throughout her life, she had affairs with multiple other famous stars, including Dana Andrews, Yul Brenner, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, and Marlene Dietrich.
She also had a special attraction towards bisexual men. And was unfortunately quite demeaning to her husbands, often demanding they kneel and beg for her. In today’s video, we’re going to take a look at ten old Hollywood stars who never came out of the closet.
Richard Pryor was known for his amazing stand-up comedy. Despite being married to seven different women throughout his life. However, his widow Jennifer Pryor had some shocking news to tell the world. In a statement, she announced that Richard Pryor had had a long relationship with Marlon Brando. Richard Pryor was reportedly quite open about his bisexual nature with his close friends. But kept it quite secret from the public, knowing that the information could tank his career.
He also admitted in his own autobiography that he had an affair with a transgender person that lasted two weeks. And he jokingly referred to the relationship as “two weeks of being gay.”
As we just mentioned, Marlon Brando notoriously had a long affair with Richard Pryor. However, that wasn’t the only affair he had with a man. The Godfather actor may have been married to four different women throughout his life. But despite appearing heterosexual to his fans, he reportedly had affairs with James Dean, Montgomery Clift, Cary Grant, and many many other male celebrities! He even confessed his own bisexuality in an interview with a French journalist, saying “I am not ashamed. I have never paid much attention to what people think about me.” In today’s video, we’re going to take a look at ten old Hollywood stars who never came out of the closet.
James Dean was iconic for his three rebellious films: Rebel Without a Cause, Giant, and East of Eden. Even though he reached the peak of his stardom during the Golden Age of Hollywood, he is a lasting and popular influence even today. On the surface, James Dean dated many women, but it was all a facade to hide his true sexual appetite. Not only was he involved with many men, but he was reportedly into kinky, sadomasochistic sex, something that would have certainly ruined his career had it come out during the peak of his popularity.
Katharine Hepburn is likely the most iconic actress in Hollywood history! She had more success than anyone else during the Golden Age of Hollywood. But had her true colors been revealed at the time, it’s likely her career would have withered in an instant. Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy were often co-stars, and for twenty-five years, the two were a popular Hollywood couple. However, the other Hollywood stars were all very aware that the relationship was just for show. Behind the scenes, both Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy were secretly gay.
Katharine Hepburn did have some sexual attraction to men, but she was historically far more interested in women. She even went up to pimp Scotty Bowers during a party and asked him to find her a “nice, young dark-haired girl.”
It’s shocking just how many famous old Hollywood actors were secretly gay. Were you more surprised to learn that Marilyn Monroe had affairs with many women. Or that, despite being homophobic, Clark Gable was “gay for pay?”. Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to subscribe to Facts Verse for more!