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Game-Show Fixture Charles Nelson Reilly Dies

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Game-Show Fixture Charles Nelson Reilly Dies

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Game-Show Fixture Charles Nelson Reilly Dies

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Actor and director Charles Nelson Reilly appeared on game shows even though he said they hurt his career. Reilly has died at 76. His career included a Tony and ended with a one-man show. His flamboyant suits and glasses defined such '70s shows as Match Game.

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Actor and director Charles Nelson Reilly appeared on game shows, even though he said they hurt his career. He's died at 76. And it wasn't a bad career. It included a Tony and ended with a one-man show. Reilly's flamboyant suits and glasses defined such '70s shows like "Match Game." His obituary calls him one of TV's first openly gay personalities, which raises a question for those who watch Reilly with innocent eyes - he was gay?

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