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Shattered Love

Hats off to Chamberlain, the dreamy leading man who's also one of America's most enterprising actors. Like Rock Hudson, Chamberlain always possessed such stunning looks that some underestimated his talent. And, like Hudson, Chamberlain was secretly gay. After breaking through as the '60s TV dreamboat Dr. Kildare, Chamberlain mastered the miniseries in its '80s heyday, playing a buccaneer in Shogun and the world’s sexiest Catholic priest in The Thorn Birds. Onstage, he tackled Hamlet; on film, Tchaikovsky. Now, from his home in Hawaii, where he lives with his longtime partner, Chamberlain writes about it all.