Friday, February 28, 2003
I never knew -- or at least, if I ever knew, I had forgotten -- until today, that Tommy Kirk is gay. Story here.
I blame Dragonleg of Shattered Buddha, because I found the link by following his link to the Child Movie Star database.
I loved Tommy Kirk in Old Yeller and The Absent Minded Professor. After he got kicked out of the Disney organization because he was gay (hey, things change), he made beach/teen movies. My favorite: Village of the Giants with Beau Bridges and Johnny Crawford (of The Rifleman), too. And Ron (Opie) Howard! And all the rest!!
I shoulda known there and then that I was gay.
Sorry, it's a bad nostalgia trip here this instant. My apologies.