By then, he had fallen in love for the first time. When he returned, he decided to seek medical treatment for his sexual urges. Stanley Baxter as the Queen. Say sorry? 'I could be as heterosexual as the rest of them.'. Crucially, it starred the man himself, twinkling away at the age of 93. I didn't want to know, but gradually I was falling in love.'. Stanley was up for the challenge. After they wed, Baxter claims they had a pact which allowed him to bring men home with her blessing. When his friend Kenneth Williams's diaries were published posthumously in the early Nineties, he fought a legal battle to ensure nothing about his sex life was printed. Veteran actor Stanley Baxter has bravely come out as gay at the age of 94 and explained how he brought men home with his wife's blessing. Showbusiness legend Stanley Baxter is to receive a lifetime achievement honour from the film and TV industry in Scotland. By Brian Ferguson Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 9:48 am Say goodbye? 'I'm too afraid of what people will think of me,' he said. But rejection and the stress of his double life had chewed away his confidence. But fame made his clandestine life even more risky. Stanley Baxter as the dame in panto FINALLY – albeit reluctantly – coming out of the closet, trust Stanley Baxter to do so with jazz hands. Although we'd spend lots of time in each other's beds, nothing happened. His family remained in Glasgow during the Blitz at first, a teenage Stanley and his mother sheltering under a dining table during the bombing. 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