“It’s Called Acting!” Gay Or Bisexual Celebs Who Tend To Play Straight Roles

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Nell Carter- “Gimme A Break” & Ain’t Misbehavin

Though most people know Nell Carter from her work on the sitcom “Gimme A Break,” I first became familiar with her when she played in the Tony Award winning musical and later Emmy Award winning television special Ain’t Misbehavin’. If you haven’t seen it, there are quite a few scenes, where Nell’s character is hot in the pants, for her male co-stars. Nell Carter had an unbelievably challenging life, complete with sexual abuse, close family deaths, mental illness, several miscarriages and drug addiction. And in the middle of all that Carter managed to marry two men. But in the end she lived with and loved a woman named Ann Kaser who was with her when she died in 2003.

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