Richard chamberlain hi-lili hi-lo / all i have to do is dream
Richard Chamberlain , the Dr. Kildare heartthrob who came out in 2003, is advising other gay actors to stay in the closet.
For many years, he owned and operated Chamberlain Heating and Cooling in East Liverpool. Previously, he worked as a timekeeper at the former Mackintosh-Hemphill Company.
That said, do you think he has a point? “There’s still a tremendous amount of homophobia in our culture,” Chamberlain continues. “For an actor to be working is a kind of miracle… so it’s just silly for a working actor to say, ‘Oh, I don’t care if anybody knows I’m gay’ — especially if you’re a leading man… Look at what happened in California with Proposition 8. Please, don’t pretend that we’re suddenly all wonderfully, blissfully accepted.” The sad truth is I can count the number of out A-list leading men on one hand — does that mean there’s no room in Hollywood for out gay actors? Is Chamberlain right — should they stay safely in the closet until their careers wane and/or they age out of leading men roles?