Perkins died of AIDS inaged Back inGawker reported Shepard wanted to come out publicly but Ailes stopped him. While it was an open secret in the industry that a clutch of stars liked men and Rock Hudson really, really liked men! Pretty-but-damaged Jimmy, who met his untimely end in a horrific car crash inwas briefly engaged to Italian starlet Pier Angeli, but this is now thought to have been little more than a PR smokescreen to protect his careeer. A former Marine buddy of Bowers, Tyrone Power may have enjoyed plenty of between the sheets action with women, but he much preferred men.
His wife, photographer Berry Berenson, said the actor had been desperate to keep his illness secret.
The Hollywood Closet: The LGBT screen stars forced to live in secrecy
These macho young bucks, who shared chaste kisses with the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Doris Day and Katherine Hepburn on screen, were — behind closed doors — busy banging blokes. Rumors about John Travolta's sexuality have followed him for years, but he only started responding to them recently. It was the best decision I had ever made. But behind the scenes, Hudson — we now know — was getting his thrills from guys, not gals. Regardless of your opinions on stars' private lives, speculating about whether an actor is gay or not is older than Hollywood itself.
With a slew of credentials under her belt, including walks in shows for Chanel, Dior, and Alexander Wang, Odiele is no stranger to the pressures of the fashion industry to conform. The hunky Younger actor came out to People magazine in October, explaining it was his recent marriage to boyfriend Eric Beric that fueled his desire to be more open. All rights reserved Terms and Conditions. Whatever the reason for celebrity gay rumorsnot all of them are true. This September, she came out publicly as trans. Another actor who played straight to appease the Hollywood system, Perkins married and fathered two children — despite countless affairs with men and a long-term relationship with 50s teen idol Tab Hunter.