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Harry Reems dies, 'Deep Throat' actor no more

Harry Reems dies, Harry Reems, the male star of the 1972 cultural phenomenon "Deep Throat," which brought pornography to mainstream audiences, has died at age 65. Reems died Tuesday afternoon at the veterans' hospital in Salt Lake City, his wife, Jeanne Sterrett Reems said Wednesday. Doctors haven't determined his cause of death but Reems had multiple health issues, including pancreatic cancer, his wife said. Reems became famous for his role in the adult-film classic "Deep Throat," which drew middle class audiences to the theater and became a forerunner of today's hardcore adult-entertainment industry. The film later served as the nickname for a source that helped Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein investigate the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation. Reems was born in in New York in 1947 as Herbert Streicher. He served in the U.S. Marines before he ended up in the entertainment industry in the 1

Harry Reems dies

Harry Reems dies, Harry the Person who starred with Linda Lovelace in the 1972 pornographic film "Deep Throat" and became a cause celebre in Hollywood after he was convicted on federal obscenity charges related to the movie, has died. He was 65. Reems, who had pancreatic cancer and other ailments, died Tuesday at a Salt Lake City veterans hospital. His death was confirmed by the Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Healthcare System. He arrived on the Miami set of "Deep Throat" as the lighting director but when the man hired to portray the doctor in the film failed to show up, director Gerard Damiano said: "Put on this coat; you're acting," Reems told The Times in 2005. At first he enjoyed the celebrity that accompanied starring in one of the most successful pornographic films of all time. "You could call me the Shirley Temple" of adult films, Reems told an interviewer when "Deep Throat" was released. "Take an X film and make it an

Harry Reems dies, at the age 65

Harry Reems dies, The recent porn star Harry Reems, who co-starred in the 1972 movie “Deep Throat,” has died at age 65. Reems, who was born Herbert Streicher, died Tuesday afternoon at the veterans’ hospital in Salt Lake City. Reems’ wife confirmed his death Wednesday. The cause of death hasn’t been determined, but Reems was suffering from multiple medical issues, including pancreatic cancer. Reems played the male lead in “Deep Throat,” a pop culture phenomenon that brought pornography to mainstream audiences. Reems left the porn industry and moved to Park City, Utah, in the 1980s, where he underwent an alcohol treatment program and worked as a real estate agent.Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or

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