DEBBIE REYNOLDS: EVERYONE KNEW LIBERACE WAS GAY
Hollywood legend DEBBIE REYNOLDS states the obvious YET Liberace who died from AIDS never publicly admitted the truth.
Reynolds, 81, plays Liberace’s mom Frances in HBO biopic “Behind the Candelabra” starring Michael Douglas as the flamboyant showman and she did NO homework, the Oscar, Tony and Emmy-nominated star told AP.
"Lee (Liberace) called me one night after work," Reynolds recalled.
"I was at the Desert Inn, he was at the Hilton, and he said, `Debbie, I'll pick you up after the show, and we'll take Tom Jones. It's his birthday.'
"I have never had a better time than being Liberace's date.
“We all knew he was homosexual. That was a friend: You know what they love and the people that they love, and what they are."
Liberace died from complications of AIDS in 1987 at age 67. He never publicly acknowledged he was gay unlike Rock Hudson who only did so at death’s door.
"I don't want him to be remembered just for being homosexual," Reynolds said.
"He should be remembered as a great entertainer and loved by so many.”