1951-04-20

LUTHER VANDROSS, American singer, born (d. 2005); During Vandross’s entire career, he was dogged by questions regarding his sexuality. A “lifelong bachelor,” his name was never romantically linked in the media with women. Although Vandross never came out of the closet, he also never explicitly denied being a homosexual, (but giiiiiirl!…), and generally attempted to steer questioners away from the issue altogether by saying that his busy lifestyle made marriage difficult. Whatever. The interviews were conducted by the Magazine “Out” at http://www.out.com/detail.asp?t=voices&id=17089