Charles Nelson Reilly dies at 76


Little known fact: he took acting classes with Steve McQueen.

6 comments:

DaydreamSupercollider said...

RIP Charles Nelson Reilly...a totally naturally funny guy.

swac said...

He recently made a film about his life, mixing his one-man show with clips and so on. The trailer (on YouTube) is hilarious.

Vanwall said...

He was possibly the best guest on a talk show ever.

swac said...

I've always wondered if he was considered a gay icon in his heyday? His sexual orientation certainly wasn't a secret in the industry.

Thanks to CNR, Paul Lynde and Wayne Flowers & Madame, I had an inkling from a very young age that some people were a bit, shall we say, different.

Brent McKee said...

By all accounts he was considered a gay icon even though he didn't "officially" reveal his sexuality until he did his one-man show. A TV executive reportedly told him once that "they don't let queers on television.”

Puneet said...

He is reilly funny.........
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