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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 01:39 PM
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R.I.P. Alan Sues
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One of TV's most flamboyantly campy actors, Alan Sues who was best known for his turn on the '60s smash hit, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In has died. Sues, 85, died Thursday in his West Hollywood, Calif. home, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Longtime friend, Michael Gregg Michaud told the Times that Sues was gay but did not come out publicly for fear that it would ruin his career.

"He had a ton of gay fans," said Michaud. "They all said he was one of the very few gay sort of characters that they saw on television at that time. They identified with him, and they were thankful. As he got older, it meant more to him and he was appreciative of that."

Sues, whose career spanned six decades, made his Broadway debut in 1953. A decade later he performed on stage with his former wife, Phyllis, followed by small roles in films and TV shows like The Twilight Zone and Wild Wild West. In the mid-'70s he played Professor Moriarty in the Broadway production of Sherlock Holmes and an in a role Gen X-ers are most likely to remember, Sues played a flamboyant Peter Pan Peanut Butter spokesman.

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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 01:46 PM
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1. he was in a Wild Wild West episode!?
Will have to go look that one up...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 01:51 PM
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2. may Peace be with his family and friends.
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 03:32 PM
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3. I remember a bit he did on Laugh-in where he quoted a study on how men and women look at their nails
He said (and demonstrated) women look at their nails by extending their fingers and looking at the back of their hand while men curl their fingers to make a fist and look at the inside of their hand. Then he said "Oh look I have a hangnail!" and flipped his hand back and forth between the two positions.
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 05:02 PM
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4. I remember that being a way to "tell if someone was gay" in middle school. :)
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