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It Happened Today: March 3

Danny Kaye & Laurence Olivier: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3491041.html

Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier (22 May 1907 - 11 July 1989), the finest English actor of his time, performed sublimely in a variety of stage and screen roles. Olivier had a number of intimate relationships with men, including comic Danny KAYE (January 18, 1913 - March 3, 1987). As Olivier's third wife Joan Plowright put it: "I have always resented the comments that it was I who was the homewrecker of Larry's marriage to Vivien Leigh. Danny Kaye was attached to Larry far earlier than I."

James Merrill, David Jackson & Peter Hooten: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/2791598.html

James Ingram Merrill (March 3, 1926 - February 6, 1995) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American poet. His father was Charles E. Merrill, founding partner of the Merrill Lynch investment firm. James Merrill's partner of more than three decades was David Jackson, also a writer. Merrill and Jackson met in New York City after a performance of Merrill's "The Bait" in 1953. Together, they moved to Stonington, Connecticut in 1955. For two decades, the couple spent part of each year in Athens, Greece.
In his 1993 memoir A Different Person, Merrill painted a candid portrait in his memoir of gay life in the early 50s, describing friendships and relationships with several men including poet Hans Lodeizen, journalist Umberto Morra, writer Claude Fredericks, art dealer Robert Isaacson, and his partner, actor Peter Hooten. The Inner Room is dedicated to Hooten. Includes the celebrated cycle of poems called "Prose of Departure", which describes a visit to Japan while a friend in NYC is dying of AIDS.

Joe Bracco (May 2, 1960 - March 3, 1991): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3490674.html

Joe Bracco, a passionate and unique singer/songwriter, first appeared on the gay music scene in 1987. Although he began performing in 1980 in duet with Debra Ruth, it was not until several years later that he found his own voice, both personally and musically. An early song, "You Are My Strength," received an honorable mention from The International Songwriting Competition of the American Song Festival in 1981. He stopped composing heterosexual "hits" and took a more meaningful direction.

Louis Edmonds (September 24, 1923 – March 3, 2001): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4238526.html

Louis Stirling Edmonds (September 24, 1923 – March 3, 2001) was an American actor from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was best known for his roles in Dark Shadows and All My Children. Though he never hid his sexuality to those he met, he came out publicly in the biography Big Lou by Craig Hamrick, published while Edmonds was in his 70s. The actor gave details of his life as a gay man. On All My Children, he played Langley Wallingford/Lenny Wlasuk from 1979 to 1995, who was married to Phoebe Tyler.

Orland Outland: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1177167.html

Orland Outland, the author of the romantic Every Man for Himself, has created a heartfelt valentine to the notion that love comes quietly and often in the most unlikely ways: John has been working out and taking his supplements, and he has a new lease on life. Actually, he has a life, period, since he reversed the downhill slide of his health with an anti-AIDS protease-inhibitor cocktail. Once OK-looking but out-of-shape, he became very sick, but now he is 195 pounds of buffed, chiseled hunk.

Susan Eggman & Renee Hall: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4238702.html

Susan Talamantes Eggman is an American politician from Stockton, California who is a member of the California State Assembly. She has been in a relationship with Renee Hall since 1982. A Democrat, she represents the 13th district, encompassing western San Joaquin County. Prior to being elected to the state assembly, she was a Stockton city councilmember and associate professor of social work at California State University, Sacramento. She is a member of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus.

Victoria Kent & Louise Crane: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3874606.html

Victoria Kent was a Spanish lawyer and republican politician. Victoria Kent was Louise Crane's companion in later years. Louise Crane was a prominent American philanthropist. Crane was a friend to some of New York’s leading literary figures, including Tennessee Williams and Marianne Moore. Crane and Kent published Ibérica, a Spanish language anti-Franco magazine. Following Josephine Boardman Crane's death, Kent and Crane lived together in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and Redding, Connecticut.

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