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User currently offlineBraybuddy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

So, apart from sleeping around with half of Hollywood's leading ladies and seeminly all the gay ones, Marlon Brando also had a long term relationship with his old buddy, comedian Wally Cox. After Brando's death, Cox's ashes were mixed with his, and were together scattered in Tahiti and Death Valley, California.

All this is revealed in a new book "Brando Unzipped" by Darwin Porter, who was a neighbour and friend of Tennesse Williams, another of Brando's secucers.

According to the book, Brando once admitted that he had never been happy with a woman, saying "If Wally had been a woman I would have married him and we would have lived happily ever after".

Are we shocked? No. Hollywood has never been known for its sexual conservatism. Are we surprised? No. probably the handsomest (in his early years) and masculine of film stars would have been hit on my thousands of people, male and female, during his prime and and that famous casting couch undoubtedly applied to males as well as females.




[Edited 2006-02-13 02:16:38]

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User currently offlineAeroWesty From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

I knew about Tab Hunter with Tony Perkins, and Cary Grant with Randolph Scott, but good lord, Marlon Brando with Wally Cox? Wally Cox?!?!

User currently offlineBraybuddy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
Marlon Brando with Wally Cox? Wally Cox?!?!

I've never heard of Wally Cox, but according to the book he was a weedy, nerdy type. Is this true Aero? Any pics of him?


User currently offlineAeroWesty From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

Wally Cox, hoping he was the "secret square"  Wink



User currently offlineBraybuddy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2042 times:

Oh God!

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2092-2035811,00.html

You can read excerpts here.


User currently offlineAeroWesty From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2034 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 4):
You can read excerpts here.

It's true, you know, Hollywood is a block and a half wide.


User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

Wow. Brando was bisexual. Who woulda thunk it....

User currently offlineBraybuddy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 6):
Who woulda thunk it....

I kinda had a feeling that something would come out sometime, but nothing like this. For someone very handsome like Brando, he would have been hit on by people everywhere, both female and male. Add to that his poor and dysfunctional background, a heavy dose of ambition, the party circuit in Hollywood and it's really not surprising at all.


User currently offlineLuv2fly From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1898 times:

Well in the end of Brando's life, an expression that Mom always had that describes him, "He went to hell in a hand basket!" Basically he totally let himself go.

User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1883 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 8):
Basically he totally let himself go.

Wait...your saying he's in "hell" because he slept with men??????


User currently offlineDL021 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1874 times:
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DOn't take the dude's words out of context. Brando did let himself go in his later years. He never memorized lines, insisting on working with earpieces to be fed lines, and he was notoriously difficult to work with for most people.

He also let himself get incredibly out of shape, which contributed to his health issues.

Brandos sexuality, which is not certain other than he did certainly father several children in and out of wedlock, is no ones business and some guy who publishes a book to say that which Brando did not in life is by no means fact. It's one mans word. Some will accept it because they want to, others won't for the same reason.

Others will immediately leap on a set of words and quote them out of context in an attack in order to stir the pot.


User currently offlineLuv2fly From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1873 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 9):
Wait...your saying he's in "hell" because he slept with men??????

No what I meant was how he physically let himself go, the weight gain and all.


User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

Oh, ok. Yeah, he did let himself go. It played well in the Godfather movies, though Smile

User currently offlineBraybuddy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 10):
Brandos sexuality, which is not certain other than he did certainly father several children in and out of wedlock, is no ones business and some guy who publishes a book to say that which Brando did not in life is by no means fact. It's one mans word. Some will accept it because they want to, others won't for the same reason.

I'm naturally suspicious, particularly where the entertainment industry is concerned. It is fuelled with ambition, drink, money, drugs and parties, and we only know the tip of the iceberg of what goes on behind the scenes.

If the truth were known a lot of illusions would be shattered big time.


User currently offlineAeroWesty From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 13):
If the truth were known a lot of illusions would be shattered big time.

A friend of a friend of mine was a paralegal in the law firm that represented Rock Hudson during the time the studio was marrying him off. Damn, the old gal has stories to tell.


User currently offlineBraybuddy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 14):
A friend of a friend of mine was a paralegal in the law firm that represented Rock Hudson during the time the studio was marrying him off. Damn, the old gal has stories to tell.

PM me with the gory details ANYTIME, Aero!


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