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    Default at age 82 Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle) finally comes out of the closet

    by marrying his firefighter partner of 38 years no less


    is anyone shocked?




    By Christie D'Zurilla
    January 30, 2013, 10:21 a.m.



    Jim Nabors, beloved to audiences as TV's Gomer Pyle, has married Stan Cadwallader, his partner of 38 years.

    The wedding took place Jan. 15 in front of a judge at a Seattle hotel, said Hawaii News Now, which first reported the news Tuesday. Washington state legalized gay marriage in December

    "I'm not ashamed of people knowing. It's just that it was such a personal thing, I didn't tell anybody," said Nabors, 82, a resident of Honolulu. "I'm very happy that I've had a partner of 38 years, and I feel very blessed."


    Nabors and 64-year-old Cadwallader, then a firefighter, met in 1975 in Honolulu.

    "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Gomer Pyle, USMC" alum told Hawaii News Now that he hadn't acknowledged his sexuality before to the media, though he said he was open about it to friends and co-workers when he was working in Hollywood in the 1960s and '70s.

    "I haven't ever made a public spectacle of it. Well, I've known since I was a child, so, come on. It's not that kind of a thing. I've never made a huge secret of it at all," Nabors said.

    He said he doesn't intend to become a gay-marriage activist.

    "I'm not a debater. And everybody has their own opinion about this."

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    Surprise, surprise, surprise!


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    This was sooo well known in the Hollywood community and anybody with a brain knew it already. Why now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hagarfn View Post
    Surprise, surprise, surprise!


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    I'm actually more surprised he is still alive.

    As for the other thing, good for him, that's just super.
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    Sorry about this but up until now when I pictured two old people knocking boots, it has always been hetero but now a new vsion comes to mind.

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    Seriously good for Jim

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    Wow, him being gay must have been the worst kept secret, I thought he was already out.
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    Shazam!

    Actually, I remember hearing in the 1970s that he and Rock Hudson were.... close.

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    while it was common knowledge in Hollywood, this little bit of info would have been the end of his career in the 60's or 70's

    can you imagine worrying about losing your livelihood over something as irrelevant as who you love? It derailed Ellens career in the 90's but hasn't been a blip so far for Neil Patrick Harris...things can change fast

    at least Jim Nabors was able in his lifetime to marry the one he chose to live his life with

    nowadays, he could marry him and have a couple of kids too....

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    He was Gomer Pyle to me watching WTBS on re-runs. But he was THE guy to start off the Indy 500 when I was growing up with the Back home in Indiana song. Dude fucking ruled in our house. Even in recent years, when he rolls up with that song on race day, it takes me back. So he's gay...I think we all fucking knew that shit. LOL. Out.
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    Everyone knew this guy was gay. His fame never suffered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by track 5 View Post
    He was Gomer Pyle to me watching WTBS on re-runs. But he was THE guy to start off the Indy 500 when I was growing up with the Back home in Indiana song. Dude fucking ruled in our house. Even in recent years, when he rolls up with that song on race day, it takes me back. So he's gay...I think we all fucking knew that shit. LOL. Out.
    didn't he sing it via video or Skype last year cause he was too infirm to make the trip?

    totally forgot that he almost died 20 years ago from liver failure


    Memorial day weekend wouldn't be the same without the Indy and Jim signing that song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardv View Post
    Everyone knew this guy was gay. His fame never suffered.
    No kidding, I can remember my dad saying he was gay back in the 70's, and my dad didn't turn the channel because of it.
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    Legend has it that he married Rock Hudson in Canada in the 80's, the weather was beautiful. The morning radio station I listen to has been talking about this for at least 15 years now.

 

 

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