I had never heard of Wally Cox before, but I knew all about the adults trying to push you into liking girls.
Born in 1924, Wally Cox had a small frame and nasal voice that made him ideal for milquetoast roles, prissy, ineffectual, and not particularly interested in girls (although they often liked him). Another example of the 1950s penchant for gay-vague characters.
Newspaper proofreader turned globetrotting adventurer Hiram Holliday (1956-57).
Bird-watcher P. Caspar Biddle on three episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies (1966), who draws the attention of Ellie Mae.
Officious bureaucrats and other party-dampeners in several Disney movies.
He also provided the voice of superhero parody Underdog, and was a fixture on the game show Hollywood Squares for 11 years (his last appearance was on February 26, 1973, a few days after his death).
Although small, Wally was athletic and very muscular. He often bemoaned his milquetoast typecasting, which prohibited him from taking his shirt off and displaying his physique.
If you need more evidence that Wally Cox was gay: he was also friends with Sal Mineo, Nick Adams, and the whole 1950s Hollywood gay and gay-positive crowd.