'DEEP THROAT' STAR HARRY REEMS DEAD

Published on: March 20, 2013
Photography by: Splash News and Pictures
Harry Reems

Former porn actor HARRY REEMS, best known for his role in "Deep Throat," has died at the age of 65.

Reems died of pancreatic cancer at a VA hospital in his adopted home of Utah, according to pal Don Schenk.

Following his appearance in "Deep Throat," Reems was arrested in 1974 on conspiracy to distribute obscenity across state lines. He was convicted in April 1976 but it was overturned on appeal in 1977.

Born Herbert Streicher in Manhattan, Reems was originally cast as the coach in "Grease," but Paramount gave the role to Sid Caesar instead for fear Reems' reputation would hurt the film.

"I loved sex,' he once said. "I was very promiscuous. And I loved acting."