By Jeremy Kinser
Originally published on Advocate.com July 25 2012 12:10 AM ET
Veteran actor Chad Everett, perhaps best known for starring in the 1970s drama Medical Center, has died of lung cancer at age 75, reports Los Angeles Times.
The actor's career spanned more than four decades, with numerous other television performances including his portrayal of a closeted gay police officer in the series Cold Case. He also starred in many theatrical films, including Gus Van Sant's scene-for-scene remake of Psycho and David Lynch's acclaimed thriller Mulholland Drive.
In 1972 at the height of his fame while starring as Dr. Joe Gannon on Medical Center the conservative Everett gained some notoriety following an appearance on The Dick Cavett Show with fellow guest Lily Tomlin. When Everett referred to his dog, horse, and wife as his "property," the staunchly feminist Tomlin became outraged and stormed off the set. Tomlin later revealed to Time magazine that her reaction "stunned even herself."