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4. Grandpa was gay too

Despite being married with children, the actor who played Zeb “Grandpa” Walton had homosexual relationships too. Will Greer became involved with a man named Harry Hay in the 1930s, and they became outspoken political activists. Hay credited Geer as being his political mentor and went on to be a central figure behind the gay rights movement.

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