"old school" Hollywood movie buffs: was Vincent Price gay?

  • rnch

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    Apr 25, 2010 12:38 AM GMT
    i'm viewing the otto preminger directed classic "laura" starring gene tierney as the Breathtakingly Beautifull title character, with vincent price and clifton webb co-starring.

    the secenes with price and webb set my "gaydar" off the scale! it's hard to tell which actor is more flamboyant.

    i've read that webb was "one of us"....how about vincent price??
  • Webster666

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    Apr 25, 2010 12:54 AM GMT
    Clifton Webb was definitely gay. It's rather comical trying to accept him playing the role of Gene Tierney's love interest in the film, "Laura."

    Clifton Webb, was madly devoted to his mother Maybelle with whom he lived, and traveled everywhere, and in the best social circles (later drawing some parallels to the Violet and Sebastian characters drawn by Tennessee Williams in 'Suddenly, Last Summer'.)

    They were by all odds the closest mother-and-son act in show business, so much so that when Maybelle died in 1960, Webb (then nearly 70 years old) moped so long and frantically, Noel Coward began referring to him as "the world's oldest living orphan."--Robert Osborne ("Hollywood Reporter", November 19, 1991)

    BTW, Vincent Price wasn't gay, just flamboyant.
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    Apr 25, 2010 1:37 AM GMT
    There's speculation about whether or not Price was gay.

    For the record, he was married to actress Coral Browne for many years.

    Price's daughter is a lesbian. When she came out, he was very kind and most accepting of her.