Tommy Kirk, one of Disney’s major young stars of the 1950s and early ’60s, died at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday. He was 79.
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In the cold light of day, the entertainment industry remains a merciless meat grinder. Yet, the late Tommy Kirk’s artistic legacy despite the homophobia that still causes havoc on so many talented people, remains an indelible achievement.
I look at the gains made in recent years in terms of tolerance and gender identity as being a result of people like Tommy Kirk pioneering the way forward.
Rest In Power and Peace, TK.