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Harry Reems, Star of ‘Deep Throat’ Film, Dies at 65
The New York Times ^ | March 20, 2013 | Margalit Fox

Posted on 03/20/2013 7:31:30 PM PDT by EveningStar

Harry Reems, whose starring role in “Deep Throat” in 1972 made him America’s first bona fide male porn star — and whose life, more than most, embodied the time-honored American narrative of fame, failure and redemption — died on Tuesday in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 65.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cinema; deepthroat; film; harryreems; movies; obituary; porn; pornography
Harry Reems, star of pornographic film ‘Deep Throat,’ dies at 65

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1 posted on 03/20/2013 7:31:30 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

one of the all time greats- he will be sorely missed....


2 posted on 03/20/2013 7:32:19 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: EveningStar

Too bad that he didn’t get a chance to serve in the Obama Administration, he would have raised the moral standards by an order of magnitude.


3 posted on 03/20/2013 7:34:55 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: EveningStar

Bill Clinton is no longer jealous.


4 posted on 03/20/2013 7:36:27 PM PDT by laplata
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


5 posted on 03/20/2013 7:38:05 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: EveningStar

It’s a shame he didn’t make it to 69!


6 posted on 03/20/2013 7:40:11 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: EveningStar

I was not a fan of his work and I never saw Deep Throat. But the man served this country in the US Marine Corp and later in life converted to Christianity; two redeeming qualities in spite of “acting”.


7 posted on 03/20/2013 7:41:45 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: EveningStar

Nixon had to see deep throat 3 times before he could get it down Pat


8 posted on 03/20/2013 7:46:48 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: EveningStar

When I heard this story via ABC news while listening to the Savage Nation when in another room , somewhat distracted at the time , I thought Harry Reid had died !


9 posted on 03/20/2013 7:49:49 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: onedoug

ping


10 posted on 03/20/2013 7:51:09 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: al baby

LOL

(I’d bet it never happened).


11 posted on 03/20/2013 7:53:48 PM PDT by laplata
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To: EveningStar; shibumi

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!


12 posted on 03/20/2013 7:55:00 PM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: sushiman

Same job description....


13 posted on 03/20/2013 7:55:23 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: South40
Interesting. Where did you hear that?

and later in life converted to Christianity;

14 posted on 03/20/2013 8:02:59 PM PDT by DManA
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To: EveningStar

A big loss


15 posted on 03/20/2013 8:10:50 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

Question.....how are they going to be able to close the coffin?


16 posted on 03/20/2013 8:12:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DustyMoment
It’s a shame he didn’t make it to 69!

Heard he did more than just a few times

17 posted on 03/20/2013 8:15:54 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: sushiman

LOL, we should be so lucky.


18 posted on 03/20/2013 8:18:22 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: EveningStar

I remember when it was first showing in Orlando at some obscure porno theater on SOBT.

Local news was showing the long lines. Can’t remember if any of those in line were interviewed on camera.

With all of the publicity a buddy and I went to see it. I don’t recall much as I was coming off a back injury and was pretty medicated. I don’t think the film took itself too seriously.

I do recall one scene, which seemed funny at the time. Some character had been trying to make time with a girl. She kept telling him she would only have a man with a 9” member. Finally, near the end, he calls her and says he’s found a way to meet her standards. He’s got a doctor that will remove 3”.


19 posted on 03/20/2013 8:21:59 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: God luvs America

What’s this? Finally! A job opening in the Great Obama Depression!? I’m available! Look at me! (Pictures at 11)


20 posted on 03/20/2013 8:25:01 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: DManA
Porno star who embraced Christianity later in life dies
21 posted on 03/20/2013 8:33:46 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: EveningStar
What a stupid article. Harry Reems was never an actor. He didn't do anything close to acting. In Deep Throat he was just a stage prop for Linda Lovelace.

I remember seeing Deep Throat with my girlfriend back in the 1970’s. The story was stupid. The movie was poorly done. Linda Lovelace was the only good thing about it. Later I found out Linda Lovelace was being beaten and abused by her husband during her porn career.

22 posted on 03/20/2013 8:36:54 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective

“I remember seeing Deep Throat with my girlfriend back in the 1970’s. The story was stupid. The movie was poorly done. Linda Lovelace was the only good thing about it. Later I found out Linda Lovelace was being beaten and abused by her husband during her porn career.”

And the mafia took the money and ran.


23 posted on 03/20/2013 8:51:48 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Reems? Damn near killed ‘um!


24 posted on 03/20/2013 9:34:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

no sympathy for the creeps


25 posted on 03/20/2013 9:36:32 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: EveningStar

Anyone else remember the “I Choked Linda Lovelace” tee shirts?


26 posted on 03/20/2013 9:56:46 PM PDT by vwbug
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To: EveningStar

65 my ass!!


27 posted on 03/20/2013 9:56:50 PM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: South40

The bigger deal is that he was a Jew who became a Christian.

Huge bonus points, there.


28 posted on 03/20/2013 10:05:49 PM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: EveningStar

RIP Harry glad to see that you found the Lord. Now enjoy your heavenly reward and all your earthly pain is now gone.


29 posted on 03/20/2013 10:11:47 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: sushiman
When I heard this story via ABC news while listening to the Savage Nation when in another room , somewhat distracted at the time , I thought Harry Reid had died !

The way he has been talking lately maybe from the neck up, man he's got some geraniums in the cranium.

Funny, his opponent was way ahead and he pulls it out, hmmm.... The Mob, Unions or whoever put this poor excuse for a Senator over the top deserve all the dysfunction they and Nevada can get.

They made their bed let um lie in it...

30 posted on 03/21/2013 2:51:45 AM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: EveningStar
bona fide male porn star

REALLY, NY Times?

well at least he was not Boehner fide.

31 posted on 03/21/2013 4:20:13 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: al baby

u so funny. lol


32 posted on 03/21/2013 5:47:56 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: EveningStar
From his BBC Obit:

Reems left the porn industry in 1980 and moved to Park City, Utah, where he later became a real-estate agent, marrying Jeanne in 1990. "He was very romantic and a great husband," she said. The actor, who struggled with multiple health problems which kept him at home in his final years, was admitted to hospital earlier this month. He also received chemotherapy treatment earlier this year for pancreatic cancer. "

His last year or so was really, really hard," Jeanne said.

Clearly the editor is a comedian.

33 posted on 03/21/2013 5:52:26 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: EveningStar

Good riddance to scum like this.


34 posted on 03/21/2013 7:14:20 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08

ES - did you know he turned his life around and became a devout Christian lecturing against the evils of pron and drugs? He became a successful real estate executive.Is there room in your heart for compassion for a child of God?


35 posted on 03/21/2013 7:32:47 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Forgive this filthy piece of sh*t for all the depravity and violent crimes he has helped to cause?
I cannot. I despise people like this.


36 posted on 03/21/2013 5:50:30 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08

At least he had love in his heart, instead of bitter hatred like you. He also served his country.


37 posted on 03/21/2013 10:57:21 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: detective

Allegedly.

I am one of the many people who thinks her stories are bunkum, and were a desperate attempt to try and gain a ‘clean’ public image when the days of ‘porno chic’ died and there was a reaction against porn.

There is no evidence that she was forced, and only very minor evidence that domestically she was hit by her husband. Other stories of her like having on camera sex with a dog, well to this day not one ‘stag reel’ or photo of that has ever surfaced, nor can journalists or porn historians find anyone who took part in the supposed production.

Her story has been well researched by several mainstream and non-mainstream writers and historians, from Legs McNeill to academics.

Lovelace saw the porn backlash coming and she went public with these allegations, and lo and behold, the feminists and antiporn right never questioned her stories and made her a hero. Thats my frank opinion. Her stories were pure fiction made up to make herself a victim forced to do all the terrible things that made her fame when that fame began to attract a backlash.


38 posted on 03/21/2013 11:05:43 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

I would shun anyone related to porn in any way


39 posted on 03/21/2013 11:07:09 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: patriot08

Patriot, I can certainly respect your opinion. I can also understand where you are coming from. I wish you peace and a great weekend.


40 posted on 03/22/2013 6:10:40 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: EveningStar

You sure he isn’t making commercials for Ram trucks?


41 posted on 03/22/2013 6:17:36 AM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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To: the scotsman
You have put far more time and effort into researching this topic than I have done or that I have the time or inclination to do.

Linda Boreman(Linda Lovelace's real name) has written she was regularly beaten up by and abused her then boyfriend and later husband. I can't verify if her story is totally accurate or not. Linda made millions of dollars for the mafia backers of Deep Throat. She got nothing.

My main point was Linda Lovelace was the only reason Deep Throat was successful. Harry Reems’ career high point and first line in his obituary was just that he was in the same movie.

42 posted on 03/22/2013 8:35:11 AM PDT by detective
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To: EveningStar
I remember that whole movie theme...it was such a sorta very uncommon and salacious thing

Now it seems like any woman under 65 probably has at least been willing to try or practice at it

Oral Sex is probably now more common than not and most girls feel compelled to try to “accommodate”

I can recall growing up as a boy in the 60s when that book Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex But Where Afraid to Ask came out

Folks were shocked by some that and I remember my folks talking about oral sex very hush hush and as a gross thing.

kind of a good girls don't thing...

I doubt many women...even of faith ..who don't both give and receive today

but along with that we have so fallen down the wormhole in more destructive ways

43 posted on 03/22/2013 8:42:54 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: GeronL
LOL...we are not surprised my man.

You are consistent about anything to do with sexual aberrations God luv ya.

44 posted on 03/22/2013 8:45:04 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: patriot08; GeronL

You two need to meet if you haven’t already.


45 posted on 03/22/2013 8:47:48 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: wardaddy

I am consistent, that is true


46 posted on 03/22/2013 9:18:33 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Ill tell ya...consistency is a good thing

And i agree with u on 95% of stuff

Especially hot button stuff

Its like you said on Rand Paul

Everybody is not going to agree on everything


47 posted on 03/22/2013 9:52:17 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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