Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hollywood Heartthrob Dies ... In The Closet


Van Johnson - a Hollywood heartthrob from the 40's and 50's, died over the weekend. According to Towleroad, none of the traditional media outlets reported what was/is widely known: Johnson lived his life in the closet. Read the story (including details of Johnson's "arranged marriage") HERE.

7 comments:

Wonder Man said...

It's a sad story if he died hiding who he really is.

Jennie said...

That is so very sad.

Joy said...

Yes, it is. I didn't know that about him.

Zombie Mom said...

Really sad.... sadder that our society makes it so hard to live and love openly safely and with support

Kanani said...

He was a big star and by virtue of this he became studio chattel. The machinations of the studio system was sad for everyone. For him, for the wife, for the kids.

He really dropped out of sight after the 60's. I can only hope that in the few decades of his life he was able to have a relationship of his choosing. As for the wife, it was sad for her too. To invest emotionally and not be loved back in a way that is connected is devastating.

Beth said...

thatis so sad....to die living your life in the closet when he could have come out and REALLY lived his life, ya know?

sad

Renee said...

Awww. :-(

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