The โ€˜manliestโ€™ actor of the 1950s was transgender

Jeff Chandler had a secret

He was one of the top Hollywood stars of the 1950s, and the image of โ€˜manlinessโ€™ for the decade. But Jeff Chandler saw himself as a woman.

Iโ€™m thinking back to an eerie episode in 1999, when the tall, hunky actor whoโ€™d died in 1961 was back in the headlines. His former co-star, Esther Williams, published a memoir with a startling scene.

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