Hollywood star Dirk Bogarde reportedly underwent 'homosexual aversion
therapy' to cure him of being gay.
According to author JOHN COLDSTREAM - who has just finished a new
biography about The DEATH IN VENICE actor - Bogarde sought treatment during the
1950s and 1960s at London's University College Hospital.
He says, "There is uncorroborated information - at second hand but from a
disinterested source - that, at the end of the Fifties and the beginning of the
Sixties, Dirk would be admitted at least once a year and under conditions of
to University College Hospital, where he would be shown erotic pictures of men
while being administered drugs to make him vomit."
The therapy obviously failed, as Bogarde - who died in 1999 - lived with
his partner TONY FORWOOD for almost 40 years.