Scotty Bowers, 'Male Madam' to Classic Hollywood Stars, Dead at 96
The famous Hollywood fixture has passed, but you can learn about his life with this clip.
Hollywood sexual "fixer" Scotty Bowers has died at the age of 96.
Bowers, who famously said he arranged sexual liaisons for stars such as Rock Hudson and Bette Davis, was the subject of director Matt Tyrnauer's 2017 documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood. He died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles's Laurel Canyon and is survived by his sister, Phyliss.
Above is a clip from Tyrnauer's documentary, which delves into the rich and controversial life of Bowers, an ex-Marine who became a confidante, aide de camp, and lover to many of Hollywood's greatest male and female stars during the 1940s and '50s.
In his best-selling 2012 memoir, Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars, he revealed a history many people would still rather not know, saying he arranged same-sex lovers or three-ways for icons such as Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Ava Gardner, and many more.
This clip shows a glimpse of Tinseltown when it meant risking your life to find friendship and love. So, watch. And get to know one of the most colorful figures in Hollywood's history.
Details regarding a memorial service have yet to be announced.