Born: January 13, 1931, South Bronx, New York, United States
Died: May 25, 2007, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Height: 1.8 m
Awards: Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Grammy Hall of Fame
Parents: Charles Joseph Reilly, Signe Elvera Nelson
Studied: University of Hartford Hartt School
Charles Nelson Reilly was an American actor, comedian, director, and drama teacher known for his comedic roles in stages, films, children's television, cartoons, and game show panelist. Reilly did not publicly affirm his homosexuality until his one-man show, Save It for the Stage. However, much like fellow game show regular Paul Lynde of the same era, Reilly played up a campy on-screen persona. He mentioned in a 2002 interview with Entertainment Tonight that he felt no need to note this and that he never purposely hid being gay from anyone. Patrick Hughes III, a set decorator and dresser, was Reilly's domestic partner; the two met backstage in 1980 while Reilly appeared on the game show Battlestars. They soon moved together into Reilly's Beverly Hills home, where the two lived a quietly open life. Reilly primarily spent his later life touring the country directing theater and opera, and offering audiences a glimpse into his background and personal life with a critically acclaimed one-man play chronicling his life called Save It for the Stage: The Life of Reilly. In 2004, his final performance of the play was filmed as the basis for an autobiographical independent film titled The Life of Reilly.
Together from 1980 to 2007: 27 years.
Charles Nelson Reilly (January 13, 1931 - May 25, 2007)
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Release Date: September 21, 2014
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