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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-02-06 06:26 PM
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Holy smokes! Spring Byington and Marjorie Main were lovers!


Both were popular character actors. Main gained pop fame as "Ma Kettle" in the "Ma and Pa Kettle" films.
Byington in the early sitcom "December Bride".

Byington was privately a lesbian. As is recently coming to light to the public, lesbianism was extremely common during the silver screen years of Hollywood. Interviewed by Boze Hadleigh for his book on Hollywood Lesbians, Byington's lesbian lover, actress Marjorie Main, with whom she had openly lived in Los Angeles, declared that "...it's true that Spring had no use for men", despite Byington's marriage(s) and children. Byington was also linked in an affair with actress/writer Maude Adams.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Byington
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radwriter0555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-02-06 07:17 PM
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1. I KNEW ma kettle was a lesbian, dammit. I just knew it.
It's a shame our kids will never know the joys of Ma and Pa Kettle....
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-02-06 07:19 PM
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2. Wow! Interesting.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-02-06 07:19 PM
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3. Finally! A Spring Byington reference on DU!
:D
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lumberingbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-02-06 08:39 PM
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4. I really enjoyed both of these great ladies.
good for them!!! :-)
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-02-06 09:09 PM
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6. well, apparently they enjoyed each other more
(hiding)
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lumberingbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-02-06 09:27 PM
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8. Bad Bucky!
Edited on Sun Apr-02-06 09:27 PM by lumberingbear
:spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

:hi:
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-02-06 09:08 PM
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5. For a second there I thought you meant one of the Dixie Chicks
but of course that's Natalie Main.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-02-06 09:11 PM
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7. Interesting. I didn't know that.
Man, I loved the Ma and Pa Kettle movies!
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-02-06 09:32 PM
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9. And here I had the hots for Ma Kettle!
And to think that she would have spurned me is too much to take. ;)
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