June 12th People

June 12th

06-12-1930 Jim Nabors – Born in Sylacauga, Alabama. He is an American actor and singer. Best known as the character Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith Show. The character became so popular that Nabors was given his own spin-off show, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Nabors became a popular guest on Jim Naborsvariety shows in the 1960s and 1970s (including two specials of his own), which showcased his rich baritone voice. He recorded numerous albums and singles, most of them contain romantic ballads. After moving to Hawaii from Bel Air, California with his partner Stan Cadwallader, in 1976, he launched a show, “The Jim Nabors Polynesian Extravaganza” at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, which ran for two years. On January 29, 2013, Hawaii News Now reported that Nabors had married his partner of 38 years, Stan Cadwallader, at Seattle Washington’s Fairmont Olympic Hotel on January 15, 2013 a month after same-sex marriage became legal in Washington.

 

06-12-1892 – 06-18-1983 Djuna Barnes – Born in Storm King Mountain, New York. She was an American writer that played an important part in the Djuna Barnesdevelopment of 20th-century modernist writing and was one of the key figures in 1920s and ‘30s bohemian Paris. She had affairs with both men and women. Barnes had a long affair with the sculptor Thelman Wood. Her novel Nightwood became a cult work of modern fiction that stands out today for its portrayal of lesbian themes and its distinctive writing style. Writer Bertha Harris described her work as “practically the only available expression of lesbian culture we have in the modern western world” since Sappho.

 

06-12-1929 – 08-07-1995 Brigid Brophy (Lady Levey) – Born in Ealing, west London, England. She was a British novelist, critic and campaigner for social reforms, including the rights of authors and animal rights. She was a Brigid Brophyfeminist and pacifist. In her second year at Oxford she was expelled for “unspecified offenses,” which have been rumored to be drunk in the chapel or lesbianism. In 1954, Brophy married Michael Levey, an art historian. During the 1960s, their unconventional marriage, which Brophy was outspoken about with views favoring bisexuality and opposing monogamy and institutional heterosexuality, was debated in the British press and literary circles. Her social and sexual opinions in her essays Don’t Never Forget (1963) and Baroque ’n’ Roll and other Essays (1986) are among the recurring themes in Brophy’s fiction. She was outspoken about animal rights and vegetarianism. In her book Baroque ’n’ Roll (1987) she wrote about her struggle with multiple sclerosis, her bisexuality and the causes she supported.

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