Gay men of my generation—most of us in our 50s—often talk about when it was we first knew about our sexual identity. For many of us, it was our response to actors we saw on TV. Cwhich aired when I was a kid of ten or so.
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Sometimes the most ridiculous rumors are the ones that prove the longest-lived. That is certainly the case with the rumored Nabors-Hudson union, a fabrication that entered popular lore in Unlike many bits of celebrity gossip, this tale began as a good-natured in-joke about two men in the entertainment industry whom insiders knew to be homosexual but who remained closeted to the public; a bit of silliness that was not intended to malign either man or be mistaken for fact.
Nabors, 82, also a singer, wed year-old Stan Cadwallader, his partner of some 38 years, in a ceremony before a judge on January 15 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, where the couple traveled after same sex marriage became legal in Washington state last month. Nabors said the ceremony in his hotel room was "very touching" but laughed off any suggestion of feeling different afterward. Nabors said he met Cadwallader, a former firefighter in Honolulu, inand Cadwallader eventually went to work for him.
Beyond the insufferable show business politics, performers must also decide how much of their personal lives should be private. But one thing is certain: none of this has stopped queer performers from playing straight when necessary — and doing so successfully. It came as a major surprise, of course, to many of his fans, who knew him best as the heartthrob who starred in numerous romantic comedies alongside Doris Day, particularly the romp Pillow Talk.
And, what can I tell you, I'm just very happy. Nabors said he and Cadwallader traveled to Washington state, where gay marriages became legal in early December They were married at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle.
Born in Sylacauga, Alabama on June 12,Jim Nabors was raised in a typical religious Alabama household, he had two sisters and his father Fred Nabors was a police officer while his mother Mavis Pearl was a homemaker. From as far back as high school, the young Jim was already making a name for himself as a decent singer, he also sang in the local church choir. Upon graduating from the University of Alabama, where he had already started dabbling into some acting he moved to New York City, where he worked as a typist for the United Nations.
Jim Nabors, a comic actor who found fame in the role of the amiable bumpkin Gomer Pyle in two hit television shows of the s while pursuing a second career as a popular singer with a booming baritone voice, died on Thursday at his home in Honolulu. He was His husband, Stan Cadwallader, confirmed the death. He said that Mr.
That was the gag behind the party invitations that went out. In the past, their joke invites suggested their party was in honor of, say, Queen Elizabeth. But this year, the party invite resembled a mock wedding invitation.