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'70s Porn Star Who Became Free Speech Cause Celebre Has Died

20 March 2013 9:32 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Adult Film Star Reems has died at the age of 65 Harry Reems, the male lead in the epoch-making early '70s X-rated entry Deep Throat, died yesterday, March 19, at a Salt Lake City veterans hospital. The actor had been suffering from various serious ailments, among them pancreatic cancer. He was 65 years old. (Pictured above: Harry Reems in the '70s.) Born Herbert Streicher in New York City in 1947, he began working in the entertainment industry after serving in the U.S. Marines. His is a classical show business tale, sort of similar to the Ruby Keeler / Bebe Daniels switch found in the classic musical 42nd Street: when Deep Throat's original male lead didn't show up on the set, filmmaker Gerard Damiano had lighting director Reems to step in as an unknown (and later come back a star). The film's plot revolved around a doctor (played by Reems) who discovers that »

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