Perry Mason’s Raymond Burr Never Came Out As Gay
We’ve been watching old reruns of Perry Mason on IMDb all month and we love them. The series ran for many years and it’s based on the fiction of Erle Stanley Gardner. It won many awards and it received many accolades during its long run, and it’s still getting praise to this day. We love the reruns. You can read more about it, here.
In one episode they mention that Perry Mason is a confirmed bachelor. And that made me wonder, so I did a simple search and I found out that the actor who played Perry Mason, Raymond Burr, was a closeted gay man all his life. In fact, he had a life partner from 1960 until he passed away in 1993. I would imagine that everyone around him knew, but it was always kept quiet.
Although Burr had not revealed his homosexuality during his lifetime, it was reported in the press upon his death.
Here’s more. I almost feel bad posting about it now all these years later. But so much has changed that I would like to think Burr would have come out if he’d been alive now. Although, we all know that’s not always the way it works. There are still plenty of gay people living in the closet right now. And many of them might never come out either.
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