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Did you have a schoolgirl crush on a film star?

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AGAA4 Sun 31-May-20 15:49:49

I was in love with Clint Eastwood when he was in Rawhide in the early 60's
He is 90 today.

Franbern Sun 31-May-20 15:57:09

Oh Yes, James Dean. I can so well remember going to see his second film(Rebelwith a Cause), all by myself at a local cinema. All of 14 years old, came home to find my parents had some friends over for a meal (did not call them dinner parties back then), I remember walking in and very dramatically, putting down my handbag, then stating loudly 'I am in love', turned on my heel and as I left the room finished the sentence - ' With a dead man'!!! Then went to my bedroom to cry.

I can also remember sitting in coffee bars surrounded with photos of him, and going though Rebel, word by word, - I saw it so many times I knew it off by heart. Had bracelet, necklet and I still have the scrap book I made then.

As time went on, I did have other film idols, but none like the intensity of Dean - we were called DeanAgers.

AGAA4 Sun 31-May-20 16:00:59

I think I am still a bit in love with Clint!

Alima Sun 31-May-20 16:02:02

Ooh, liked CE as Rowdy Yates. My crush was Kenneth More, thought he was wonderful. Each year around my birthday I would write to him for a signed photo. (What a sad cow I was). Accidentally on purpose kept a copy of his autobiography which really belongs to Bexley Borough.

Callistemon Sun 31-May-20 16:32:12

Dirk Bogarde in the Doctor films.

Oh! I see I can buy the box set smile

AGAA4 Sun 31-May-20 16:35:33

Like Dirk too.

Kate1949 Sun 31-May-20 16:41:53

Robert Horton when I was very young.

BlueBelle Sun 31-May-20 16:44:02

I too was in love with Dirk Bogarde it was years and years before I realised he was gay

Tabbycat Sun 31-May-20 16:46:55

Robert Redford - saw him at the cinema in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and then in The Sting when I was in the sixth form - sigh...

Grannybags Sun 31-May-20 16:47:18

Peter Wingard - I think he was gay too!

BlueBelle Sun 31-May-20 16:48:23

Oh and Sidney Poitier after I saw Please Sir

threexnanny Sun 31-May-20 16:51:28

Gregory Peck

lemsip Sun 31-May-20 16:54:34

yes, Dirk Bogarde for me,

Nortsat Sun 31-May-20 16:58:51

Ilya Kuriyakin in The Man from UNCLE

A bit later - Robert Redford as the Sundance Kid.

David Essex in That’ll Be the Day.

David Cassidy in The Partridge Family.

shysal Sun 31-May-20 17:20:15

Yes, it was Michael Landon who played Little Joe in Bonanza then went on to Little House on the Prairie.

Anniebach Sun 31-May-20 17:20:15

Dirk Bogarde

Franbern Sun 31-May-20 17:27:23

Amazing how many of these stars were gay. James Dean was forced to hide his sexuality and it was probably one of the things that led to his sad death.

Auntieflo Sun 31-May-20 17:29:52

Guy Rolfe.
I had a book of film star pictures, remember those anyone? but then I am an oldie!

BlueBelle Sun 31-May-20 17:29:56

Oh yes and Yul Brynner how could I forget him

trisher Sun 31-May-20 17:32:24

Clint Eastwood was lovely but it was Paul Newman for me! Saw him in Sweet Bird of Youth and that was it!

DanniRae Sun 31-May-20 17:36:18

David Essex for me - he was such a good looking man and, actually, still is grin

blossom14 Sun 31-May-20 17:36:24

Burt Lancaster - But I am getting on a bit.

Calendargirl Sun 31-May-20 17:50:21

I fancied Warren Beatty after seeing him in Bonnie and Clyde. Was Clyde gay also? (Not Warren).

Also Omar Sharif in Lawrence of Arabia, Mayerling, and of course Doctor Zhivago.

Lucca Sun 31-May-20 17:57:21

Omar sharif, oh my goodness in Lawrence of Arabia.

I also had a crush on rudolf Nureyev

A french actor Alain Delon.

NannyDa Sun 31-May-20 18:04:02

Pete Duel - Alias Smith & Jones