Monday marked 46 years since troubled star Montgomery Clift, who was undoubtedly one of the best actors of the Golden Age of Hollywood, died of a coronary occlusion brought on by alcoholism. He was only 45.
To mark the event, his biographer, Patricia Bosworth, has released a new video in which she remember the star, and talks a little about his homosexuality. “He was, of course, gay,” she says. “He was mysterious and I think that also appealed to audiences in those days. Of course, it tormented him that he had to hide his sexuality, which he did. He was an icon to the gay community.”