The Facts in Back of Lily Torrence (2): Barbara Stanwyck

Biographer Axel Madsen says “unearthing the truth about [Stanwyck’s] sexuality would remain impossible,” but also notes “people would swear she was…Hollywood’s biggest closeted lesbian.” And most Hollywood historians admit there’s something to rumors that Stanwyck’s marriages to Frank Fay and Robert Taylor were studio-backed “lavender marriages” created to keep the closet sealed tight.

www.out.com/entertainment/today-gay-history/2013/07/16/today-gay-history-inimitable-barbara-stanwyck