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15 Celebrities Who Were Straight But Had Gay Spouses
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Actress Fran Drescher was married to Peter Marc Jacobson from 1978 to 1999. She ended the marriage when she found out Jacobson was gay, but the two are still close friends today. Drescher is best known for her work on the sitcom "The Nanny." 

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Actress Judy Garland, best known for playing Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz," was married to Vincente Minnelli from 1945 to 1951. It was believed that Minnelli was gay and would marry women to keep up appearances.

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Actress Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films, was married to her agent, Bryan Lourd, from 1991 to 1994. The couple has a daughter together and they divorced when he came out as gay.

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Liza Minnelli, like her mother Judy Garland, also married a gay man. Minnelli married Peter Allen in 1967 and the marriage lasted until 1974 when it was discovered he was in a relationship with Gregory Connell.

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Actor Lou Diamond Phillips married Julie Cypher in 1987, but the couple divorced in 1990 when she came out as gay. Cypher then entered into a lengthy and serious relationship with Melissa Etheridge. 

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Carol Channing and Charles Lowe were married from 1956 until Lowe passed away in 1999. The couple was estranged for many years prior to Lowe's death. He was believed to be gay. 

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Angela Lansbury, best known for her hit drama "Murder She Wrote," was married for one year to Richard Cromwell. The marriage ended when he came out, but the two remained friends up until his death in 1960.

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Berry Berenson and Anthony Perkins were married from 1973 until 1992, when Perkins died of complications from AIDS. It was believed that he was gay. Berenson was a victim of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. She was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 11.

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Actress Charlotte Rae, known for her role on "The Facts of Life," divorced from her husband John Strauss in 1976 after he came out as gay. The couple had two children together.

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Elsa Lanchester revealed in her autobiography that she and husband Charles Laughton never had children because he was actually gay. The couple married in 1929 and remained betrothed until his death in 1962. 

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Martha Raye married Mark Harris, who was 33 years younger than her and her seventh husband. It was known that Harris was bi-sexual. 

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Amanda Blake married Mark Spaeth and the couple stayed together until his death in 1985. He died of complications from AIDS. She also died from AIDS in 1989. It was believed that Spaeth was gay.

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Janet Gaynor married Adrian, the costume designer, in 1939. Even though he was openly gay, the couple remained married until his death in 1959. The couple had one son. 

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Actress Vanessa Redgrave married Tony Richardson in 1962 and divorced in 1967. Richardson never spoke about his sexuality until diagnosed with HIV. He died of complications from AIDS in 1991. The couple had two daughters together.

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Silent film actor Charles Bryant married Alla Nazimova in 1912. The couple remained married until 1925, but it was thought that Nazimova would have frequent affairs with women.

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Summary: In today’s slideshow post we have compiled a list of 15 celebrities who were straight, but were married to gay spouses.

  
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