DCS: barry bremen

Barry Bremen was an insurance salesman, a happy husband and father of three from West Bloomfield, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. In high school and after, he regularly played football, softball and basketball with guys from work and the neighborhood. He loved sports, but playing them on an amateur level wasn’t enough. He wanted more. …

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DCS: ina ray hutton

Odessa Cowan was born in 1916 in a predominantly African-American neighborhood on Chicago’s south side. She studied dance and her performances received rave reviews in local newspapers. Soon she was starring in dance reviews, landing on Broadway at 14 years old. Jazz producer Irving Mills assembled an all-girl orchestra and signed Odessa as their leader. …

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DCS: jim nabors

In the early 70s, a group of Hollywood friends — all homosexual — gathered for an annual party in Huntington Beach. According to actor Rock Hudson, invitations were printed announcing the marriage of Jim Nabors and Hudson, explaining that the heartthrob would be taking Jim’s TV character’s surname, the popular “Gomer Pyle,” the naive yet …

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