Friday, July 27, 2018

Blind Item #2 - Reader Blind Item

This late A list actor who was successful in both movies, where he was mostly in light romantic comedies and action films, and TV had one of the most successful long lived maybe the most most successful long lived lavender marriage of all time.  It was an arrangement that worked - He took care of his wife and her daughter from another relationship, she gave him cover and didn't mind his relationships with men.  She didn't even mind when during his popular detective TV show, he moved in with a boyfriend for a couple of years.

52 comments:

HeatherBee said...

Is this James Garner?

Unknown said...

Raymond Burr?

laa said...

Pierce Brosnan?

Ophelia said...

pierce is still alive

sshockley said...

This is James Garner. He did have a child with his wife, but they separated for a couple of years before he returned to her.

Stephanie said...

Raymond Burr

loopymommy said...

+1 except it doesn't mention another daughter he had with his wife.

Chase said...

James Garner was in no way, gay. Raymond Burr.

Randyman said...

I hope its not James Garner. But him and Rock Hudson both had the same kinds of roles, hype etc.

Boldblonde said...

Pierce needs a beard???? Say it ain’t so?!!

Randyman said...

The marriage fits with James Garner.

PickyTicky said...

Raymond Burr.
Ironside I think it was the name of his show

Simon said...

If this was Raymond burr why would it even be a blind. He was well known to be gay, married for a time, but divorced so i am not sure it even fits.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Lavender Marriage implies both parties are gay. So you're saying his wife was as well?

Guesser said...

Raymond Burr didn't do romantic comedies. He didn't have a long marriage. James Garner fits.

Satan 666 said...

Raymond Burr did light romantic comedy movies?

Sd Auntie said...

Raymond Burr's marriage was fake and never happened. The lady was deceased and they used her photo etc for his cover up. James Garner was gay??? Had no clue. Both were excellent actors.

Brayson87 said...

Why are we not hooking up more impoverished single mothers with these guys? Guy pays the bills and doesn't beat them, that's a winner in many communities.

shakey said...

Raymond Burr was Canadian. He played the reporter Steve Martin in the first Godzilla movie.

I'm going to go with Telly Savalas. Who loves ya, baby?

Brayson87 said...

I'm familiar with the lavender marriages, but what other color coded marriages are there?

Neil said...

Way out on a limb here....Jim Hutton. Ellery Queen being the popular TV detective series.

Chase said...

Jack Klugman? Quincy for the Detective Series. Married to Brett Somers forever until she died.

Sagan said...

Robert Blake. "Baretta"

Ooooh! I just thought of William Conrad "Cannon"!



Jim Hutton is the biological father of his son Tim(othy) Hutton, so that's out. Used to love "Ellery Queen" too.

I don't think James Garner was gay, but who knows...

timebob said...

@Chase Jack Klugman almost fits he was divorced from Brett Sommers in 1977 and was with Peggy Crosby for 20 years and married the last 4 of his life. But she had a son with her previous husband not a daughter.

s.s. said...

not Klugman he wasn't known for doing action films in Movies he was known for being a character actor, not leading man, in dramas.

Mad Hominem said...

So Mariette Hartley, the Most Beautiful Woman In The World (face it),
was one of TV's original fag hags.

(The more you know.)

s.s. said...

Notice Enty doesn't say "hit TV Show" or "ratings smash" and "Rockford" got good to middling ratings ratings but nothing spectacular.

But it had a loyal fan base like Star Trek and Garner did several TV movie sequels.
In pop-culture it's huge, many peoples' favorite TV show all time and it made Garner's image and persona stick.

Anonymous said...

I know of a young woman that had an affair with James Garner in the late 70's. Don't think it's him.

kiki71 said...

Raymond Burr did light romantic comedies? Think this is more apt to be Garner by the details.

rosie riveter said...

I'm so ready for an arrangement too. This single parenthood is no joke. It's exhausting. Especially when youre amazing and a blast.
They need to be rich tho.

JL said...

Apropos of nothing, James Garner was awardes a Purple Heart.

canroadrunner said...

Andy Griffith

gauloise said...

Mike Connors of Mannix detective show,

did romantic comedies and action in the movies. Married from 1949-2017 to one woman

timebob said...

Not Mike Connors he had 2 kids with his only wife and she wasn't married to any one else.

FX Shea said...

Years ago a friend was a chauffeur driver in the 80s and he said he witnessed James Garner in the backseat making out with another man. I doubted it then and still do. I read his book; admits to smoking pot for 20 years but no mention of men. Hmmm.

TownChica said...

I loved Rockford Files as a kid.

DDonna Tarttty said...

Considering how lenient the "Star system" has become around here, I'd please give the great James Garner a "permanent A+" rating. One of my favorite stars of all time.

He didn't just get a Purple Heart, by the way, he got five medals for his military service.

He also had two biological children. I'm not sure this is him. If it is, I don't care if he was bisexual. If you read his autobiography, "The Garner Files: A Memoir," you will find the best adjusted, most self-aware star in Hollywood history.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Garner

Stupidpervs said...

+1000 I like that idea

just sayin' said...

James Garner always pinged my gaydar, simultaneously seeming like the perfect man -- smart, funny, strong, handsome -- sensitive but not too sensitive. Which seems to happen so often -- straight women crushing on gay men. It's really not fair, God.

annie roo said...

Alec Guinness?

Unknown said...

My (female) friend had a medium term fling with Gardner. It was def not a "beard" thing!

SophiaPetrillo77 said...

Peter Falk ?

BestMan said...

I loved Garner. I know without a doubt he was a good he was being. There was something incredibly decent about him. If this is him, I'm so sorry you had to live this life, but I guarantee you he was good to her.

Whoever it is, who cares.

BestMan said...

And I hate voice recognition

DDonna Tarttty said...

THE "Gardner" @Unknown? You sure you got the right guy?

AppleThief4Elliot said...

The family stuff doesn't exactly fit, but the description made me think of Karl Malden, married 70 years.

OKC Teacher said...

Jim Garner was the “quintessential” Oklahoman IMO.
Classy, kind, tough, tenacious and a hard worker.
My college roommate’s mom owned a shop in Norman. Jim Garner would come in with his brother, after a round of golf. They chatted and joked around with her about the Rose Rocks for sale (very common to us but unique to visitors). Said they could have cornered the market, when they were kids.
When he returned to the store a few days later, he asked her dad why “Monique” wasn’t working. He was that kind of guy.

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Picklet said...

Nicolette Sheridan was his step-daughter.

delete account said...

I heard, from someone in the biz, that Garner was. That's what I heard, not long after he died. See, the person told me that the Mariette Hartley scandal was staged by his PR rep because the National Enquirer supposedly was threatening a cover story on him. Again, that's what I was told, so I don't know if it was true or not, but this person does have info from way back in the day.

Crystalrope said...

Peter Lawford.

DAMD Tech said...

Peter Falk was pretty into young women. I worked for the painting department at an art school in a big city and whenever Falk was in town, he’d hang out in a figure drawing class but only if the model was a young female-pretty much the most uninteresting kind for serious minded artists.

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