Who were discovered working at Disneyland, and signed on by "pickin' and grinnin'" Buck Owens to 16 years of the hayseed "family values" variety show Hee-Haw (1969-1985). Yet posed nude (and coyly hidden) in Playgirl in 1973?
Who sang mournful songs about cheating girlfriends and absent wives, but never married and were never seen with women? They lived close together through all of their lives (except for a 3 1/2 year separation), and died eight months apart in 2008 and 2009.
Not many gay kids looked to Hee-Haw for role models. But maybe they should have.
The handsome, photogenic duo spent the last twenty years of their lives appearing at county fairs, nostalgia events, and the annual Twins Day Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio. Singing, riffing, and signing autographs for their thousands of devoted fans.