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Charles Nelson Reilly was an American actor, comedian, director, and drama teacher, known for his comedic roles on stage and in films, children's television and cartoons, and as a game show panelist.
Born: January 13, 1931, South Bronx, New York, United States
Died: May 25, 2007, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Height: 1.8 m
Awards: Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Grammy Hall of Fame
Parents: Charles Joseph Reilly, Signe Elvera Nelson
Studied: University of Hartford Hartt School

Charles Nelson Reilly was an American actor, comedian, director, and drama teacher known for his comedic roles in stages, films, children's television, cartoons, and game show panelist. Reilly did not publicly affirm his homosexuality until his one-man show, Save It for the Stage. However, much like fellow game show regular Paul Lynde of the same era, Reilly played up a campy on-screen persona. He mentioned in a 2002 interview with Entertainment Tonight that he felt no need to note this and that he never purposely hid being gay from anyone. Patrick Hughes III, a set decorator and dresser, was Reilly's domestic partner; the two met backstage in 1980 while Reilly appeared on the game show Battlestars. They soon moved together into Reilly's Beverly Hills home, where the two lived a quietly open life. Reilly primarily spent his later life touring the country directing theater and opera, and offering audiences a glimpse into his background and personal life with a critically acclaimed one-man play chronicling his life called Save It for the Stage: The Life of Reilly. In 2004, his final performance of the play was filmed as the basis for an autobiographical independent film titled The Life of Reilly.
Together from 1980 to 2007: 27 years.
Charles Nelson Reilly (January 13, 1931 - May 25, 2007)

Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325
ISBN-10: 1500563323
Release Date: September 21, 2014
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Born: May 25, 1900, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: January 7, 1961, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Spouse: Anita Berber (m. 1924–1928)
People also search for: Anita Berber, Sebastian Droste, Eberhard von Nathusius

Henri Châtin Hofmann (1900-1961) was an American dancer. Hofmann was one of the four children and the only son of German-American pastor of Zion Church Julius Hofmann (1865-1928) and his wife Adele, born Châtin. At his confirmation in 1915, he insisted to change his name and took the maiden name of his mother as a middle name. In the 1920s, he went to Berlin. Here in 1924 he married (lavender marriage since Hofmann was gay) dancer Anita Berber. He was her third husband. In Berlin, she caused a stir with a completely naked live dance performance in a screening of Dante's “Divine Comedy” at the Capitol-Lichtspielhaus. Together the couple took tours overshadowed by scandals, with their program of erotic and ecstasy dances until Anita Berber, in 1928, collapsed in Damascus and died four months later in Berlin. Klaus Mann empatheticly described the couple in his obituary of Anita Berber in the magazine " The Stage " (1930). Henri returned back to the US and tried his own career as a creative dancer. For many years he spent time as a patient in Spring Grove, a State Hospital in Baltimore, where he died. He is buried in the Western Cemetery (3001 Edmondson Ave, Baltimore, MD 21223).

Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904
ISBN-10: 1532901909
Release Date: July 24, 2016
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