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At curtain call, Tyne Daly shares her story and celebrates historic decision by SCOTUS

Tyne Daly is currently on Broadway starring in a musical about a wedding. The wedding in It Shoulda Been You is that of a straight couple but the leading man, David Burtka, is gay, the show is directed by David Hyde Pierce and was written by Pierce’s husband, Brian Hargrove.

But last night, on a historic day for marriage equality in the US, it was leading lady Tyne Daly who spoke of the SCOTUS decision during the curtain call.

“Oh my God, I haven’t made a curtain speech since Gypsy,” said the Tony and six-time Emmy winner. “Our director, David Hyde Pearce called me today and asked me to say something tonight. You know, I married a man with black skin (actor-director George Stanford Brown) forty years ago, tonight, in a country where it was illegal in most states and I can’t tell you how proud I am of my country this day.”

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3 Remarks

  1. Damn, I’m old enough to remember when it was illegal to marry a white person (me being black and every other race), my mother once in formed my life would be hard as well but now I can marry aguy when I want to… now great is that. Thank you God ♡, the correct decision has been made legal in these 50 United States.

  2. It is great that Broadway is recognizing SCOTUS and making their support known.

  3. August 3rd, 2015 at 9:31 pm
    Becca Hozar says:

    Just stumbled on this. Tyne’s speech is wonderful. And it’s so great that she feels that way. Funny that she didn’t mention Randy Jones. Randy was a young actor who lived with Tyne’s father, actor James, for the last 2+ years of his life. To those who knew them they were in every way a married couple (James and Mary, Tyne’s parents had been separated for years).
    When James died suddenly, his family (including, if not led by, Tyne) evicted Randy from his home, and fought tooth and nail from giving him a part of James estate. I’ve read that the family settled something on Randy but I’d bet it was a pittance compared to what he deserved at the time. Of course we all change. But I believe Tyne, aware of her own history, would have better left the comments to Mr. Burtka, Pierce, or Harris who probably are not.

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