#BornThisDay: Marlene Dietrich

December 27, 1901- Marlene Dietrich: “I am at heart a gentleman.” Don't you continue to find her to be fabulous? She had quite the gay life. Marie Magdalene Dietrich, the smoky voiced Gay Icon, ended her cabaret show in the very dangerously conservative 1950s, ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Musician/Producer, Roger Edens

November 9, 1905- Roger Edens. What sort of person does not love the MGM Musicals from the Golden Age of Hollywood? Edens was a musical arranger, songwriter, & producer. He was also a congenial, cultured, & clever gay man who brought in ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Sophia Loren

September 20, 1934- Sophia Loren is Italy’s Cinema Icon, an eternal Diva, & I wish to nominate her to the status of Gay Icon. Loren’s exciting life has taken her from being a ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Tom Drake

August 5, 1918- He was born as Alfred Sinclair Alderdice in Brooklyn. At some point in his stage career & after several other name changes, he landed on Tom Drake as his ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Tab Hunter

July 11, 1931- Arthur Andrew Kelm Gelien was a champion equestrian & figure skater before an agent, Henry Willson, turned him into Tab Hunter (the same agent ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Director, George Cukor

July 7 1899- NYC born George Cukor is a major player in a scene in one of my favorite films, Gods & Monsters (1998),when gay director James ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Dancer, Actress, Ann Miller

April 12, 1923- I have made it my life’s work to school the baby gays about the great entertainers that came before Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, & even before ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Bette Davis

 "Everybody has a heart. Except some people." April 5, 1908 – I find All About Eve (1950) to be a perfect film with not a wasted piece of dialogue or an unnecessary ... See the Rest