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Actor Tim Daly on his father's sexuality
2016-06-22

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On an episode of the CBS show Sunday Morning that aired on Father's Day, actor Tim Daly talked about his father's sexuality, according to CBS News.

Of his father, James ( who co-starred in the 1970s series Medical Center ), Tim said, "My dad left when I was a very young man, a young boy, and I didn't see him very much. You know, my parents had a long and difficult marriage, mostly because my father was gay. Not many people know this.

"But given the wisdom of that era—the medical, psychological and societal wisdom of that time, which was all false—being homosexual was a disease, right, that could be cured. My father worked very hard to try to 'cure' himself of something that was incurable, and so did my mom. And it was very sad."

Tim said his father told him the truth about himself at age 19. James died two years later—as the two were set to begin rehearsals on a summer-stock play in which they were co-starring.

Tim is the brother of actress Tyne Daly ( best known for co-starring on the '80s show Cagney & Lacey ).

The article is at www.cbsnews.com/news/tim-dalys-most-important-role-father/ .


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