20 pop-culture personalities who have died of AIDS or related diseases
Peter Allen, performer and songwriter, husband of Liza Minnelli and subject of the musical “The Boy from Oz.”
Howard Ashman, lyricist (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Little Shop of Horrors”).
Isaac Asimov, prolific science fiction writer.
Michael Bennett, Broadway director and choreographer (“A Chorus Line,” “Dreamgirls”).
Leigh Bowery, bon vivant and fashionista; subject of Boy George musical “Taboo.”
Eazy-E (Eric Wright), hip-hop artist-producer and gangsta-rap pioneer.
Wayland Flowers, ventriloquist paired with “Madame.”
Halston, fashion designer.
Keith Haring, New Wave artist.
Colin Higgins, film director and writer (“9 to 5”).
John Holmes, porn star.
Michael Jeter, film, stage and TV actor (“Evening Shade”).
Larry Kert, Broadway star (Tony in the original “West Side Story”).
Lance Loud, early TV reality star.
Robert Mapplethorpe, artist/photographer.
Rudolf Nureyev, ballet star.
Anthony Perkins, Oscar-nominated actor and director (the “Psycho” films), former lover of Tab Hunter.
Robert Reed, TV actor (“The Brady Bunch”).
Max Robinson, TV journalist and former co-host of “ABC World News Tonight.”
Steve Rubell, owner of Studio 54.
Arnold Wayne Jones
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, June 30, 2006.