In one of the worst kept secrets in show business 82-year-old Hollywood & Broadway Star actor Joel Grey finally came out publicly as gay. He told People Magazine “I don’t like labels, but if you have to put a label on it, I’m a gay man,”
He says his friends and family know, but the Cabaret star, who was married to actress Jo Wilder for 24 years and raised two children, including actress Jennifer Grey, hasn’t spoken publicly about his sexuality before now.
Grey is best known for his role as the M.C. in the stage and movie versions of Cabaret for which he won both a Tony & an Oscar, making him one of only eight people who have won both awards for the same role. He is also only the second out gay actor who has won an OSCAR: the other being Jodie Foster. (Canadian actress Anna Paquin who won when she was just aged 11 for her role in The Piano later publicly identified herself as bisexual).