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April 14, 2011

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Gregory King

In addition to the Tony, Grammy and BAFTA wins, Sir John won the Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "Arthur." He was performing in the West End during the time the Thatcher government was enacting Clause 28, which prohibitted schools and local governments from "promoting" homosexuality. Sir John, who was not active in any pro-gay organizations, had his bio in the program changed. He removed the listing of all his prior plays and awards and inserted a single sentence: "Sir John Gielgud is a homosexual."

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