The ‘manliest’ 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 ‘manliness’ for the decade. But Jeff Chandler saw himself as a woman.
I’m thinking back to an eerie episode in 1999, when the tall, hunky actor who’d died in 1961 was back in the headlines. His former co-star, Esther Williams, published a memoir with a startling scene.