Talk:Claude Rains

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Gay?[edit]

I read recently that he was gay. This doesn't seem to sit comfortably with his 6 (!) marriages. Is there a citation about this aspect of his life? JackofOz 03:44, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

I’ve never heard that, and like you said that doesn’t really make much sense considering he was married so many times, if anything that would make him bisexual not gay, but I’ve never heard anything like that it’s probably just an unsubstantiated rumour… —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.116.180.169 (talk) 19:28, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Anecdotal to be sure, but I met Claude Rains on the streets of Paris in December, 1963. He definitely wanted sex with me, a young man of 16, and bolstered his case by mentioning that a lot of Hollywood stars came to Paris for their "specialized sexual interests." The terms "gay" and "bisexual were not in vogue at the time. He mentioned in particular Anthony Perkins, whom I knew from "Psycho."

Rains schooled me in his name, which I did not recognize. He said it might someday be of interest whom I had met that drizzly Paris evening. While 16-year-olds are not adept at guessing age, I knew he was an older gentleman, though I realize now that he was in his 70s. He certainly did not mention any wives! As an inducement for sex, he offered to introduce me to a friend, Bridgitte Bardot; he suggested we take his light blue Peaugot 404, parked at curbside, to go meet her. It was an interesting evening.... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.141.31.82 (talk) 12:36, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Role in "The Greatest Story Ever Told"[edit]

The Career section of the article says that he played "King Herod", with a link to Herod Antipas. However, the Filmography section says he played "Herod the Great", Antipas' father. Unless he played both parts, one of these needs correcting. EALacey 21:46, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

There are 2 dates in the article for his death, 1964 and 1967, I don't know which one is the right one, and I'm not good at editting these things. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.177.0.191 (talk) 02:02, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Popular Culture[edit]

I restored the paragraph on popular culture, deleted by Treybien on 25th October 2007. It is of note here, that his name lives on in the culture of a younger generation than those who will rememeber his work. Trenwith (talk) 19:59, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Other Appearances[edit]

An excellent addition to this page, in addition to the filmography, would be Theatre (Plays) and Television appearances. I will start with one - a television appearance: He was the lead character, a cunning thief, in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode titled, "The Diamond Necklace" Relguk (talk) 15:57, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Missing movie[edit]

Didn't Claude Rains play the part of a professor in a remake of "The Lost World"?AT Kunene (talk) 12:51, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

? It's listed in the filmography: 1960's The Lost World. Clarityfiend (talk) 01:28, 18 May 2011 (UTC)