Deemed the “True King of Genre”, Tim Curry is an English actor-slash-singer who has made an exceptional mark in the world of entertainment. The veteran actor has given life to hundreds of roles across film, television, theater, audiobooks, and even video games.
He had so many remarkable roles but nothing could possibly beat playing Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975). It’s a character that has been engraved in the audience’s mind for such a long time.
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His other notable projects include “Annie” (1982), “Darkness in Legend” (1985), “Wadsworth in Clue” (1985), “It” (The Miniseries) (1990), “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (1992), “The Three Musketeers” (1993), and “Muppet Treasure Island” (1996). His burning passion for his craft earned him 4 awards and 13 nominations from prestigious award-giving bodies.
Gaining recognition in the industry also exposed Tim Curry to the scrutinizing eye of the public. This somehow gives birth to gay rumors about the actor. Now, is there any truth to these rumors? Is Tim Curry gay? Let’s find out.
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The Rumor Surrounding Tim Curry’s Sexuality
Tim Curry, being the versatile actor that he is, is very good at his craft. He portrays his roles effectively. Although this is a good thing in general, surprisingly, it has its own disadvantages, as well. It caused the actor to be wrapped up in a gay rumor all his life.
Many of the actor’s fans associate him with his role in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (the film) and “The Rocky Horror Show” (the musical). He basically rose to fame because of his compelling portrayal of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, the eccentric transvestite scientist. This audience loved his character so much to the point that they associated the transsexual character with him being gay in real life. That’s basically how the gay rumor started.
It could also be a factor that the actor was never married. Fans saw it as “proof” that he is not into heterosexual relationships. Although he had once revealed that he almost got married in his early adult years. But for reasons he didn’t divulge, the union didn’t materialize.
A Glimpse at Tim Curry’s Dating History
Tim Curry is a very private man, he prefers to keep his personal life away from the media. He doesn’t even directly answer gay rumors thrown at him. He remained totally unbothered.
It could be next to impossible to keep his private life away from the privy eyes of the media, considering that he was in the limelight for over 50 years, yet the veteran actor was able to manage to do just that — keep personal matters undisclosed. To an extent, at least.
The public’s knowledge of the actor’s personal life is limited. The only relationship he had, that was known to the public at least, was with his talent manager, Marcia Hurwitz. Although it wasn’t really confirmed, the public believed that the couple dated way back in 2005 but broke up a few years later. The two remained friends after the alleged breakup. The professional relationship between the two remained, as well.
Aside from Hurwitz, the actor was also rumored to have dated Marina Drujko, a Russian-born-model-turned-writer. The romance was said to be short-lived, occurring sometime in 2008. But like Tim Curry’s rumored relationship with Hurwitz, it wasn’t confirmed either.
The actor really meant it when he said that his love life is nobody’s business and that he doesn’t owe the public any explanation.
Is Tim Curry Gay?
With the amount of dedication Tim Curry had to keep his privacy, it was really hard to tell what his gender preference was. Although he was linked to a couple of women in the past, none of these relationships are confirmed. So whether he’s straight or gay, or even bi, we really do not know.
The veteran actor, by the way, suffered from a stroke in July 2012 which tied him to a wheelchair since then.