Rex Reed, Dreamboat?

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In terms of public displays of cantankerousness, the film critic and Observer columnist only places second to Andy Rooney. However, did you know that, at one time, Rex was almost a matinee idol? He had a role in Gore Vidal's 1970 campfest Myra Breckenridge, one in which he closely resembles Peter Gallagher. Who knew? [Some Came Running]