Sep 20, 2017

10 Beefcake Stars of the 1950s and 1960s.

The 1950s was the era of the chest, when actors started taking off their shirts regularly on screen, and buffed, brawny "he-men" took precedence over the slim, svelte sophisticates of previous generations.

Here are some beefcake stars you  may not remember.  Some were gay or gay-for pay.

1. Alan Ladd (1913-1964), best known for Shane, but a staple of Westerns throughout the 1940s and 1950s.

2. Anthony Perkins (1932-1992).  You knew he was gay, and that he played the creepy killer in Psycho, but did you know he had a Kielbasa+?

3. Christopher Walken (1943-) is also known for playing creepy guys and serial killers, but in his salad days he was quite buffed.

4. Edward Albert Jr. (1951-2006), son of Baby Boomer staple Eddie Albert, took off his shirt a lot for the hippie generation.

5. George Nader (1921-2002), beefcake star, gay activist, and author of the gay sci-fi novel Chrome.

More after the break

6. James Stacy (1936-2016) was a teen idol and beefcake star.  A motorcycle accident left him wheelchair-bound, but he continued his acting career.

America doesn't have a monopoly on screen hunks.

7. John Nettles (1943-), star of Midsommer Murders.

8. Mike Connors, star of the 1960s detective show Mannix.

9. Guy Madison.

10. Warren Beatty.  The It Boy of the 1960s, known for his sleazoid movie characters and for bedding every women he met.  No men that I know of, but he does have a gay transgender son, Stephen.


  1. Could #9 be Guy Madison instead of Tom Tryon?

    1. My file is named "Tom Tryon." I have never seen him in anything, so I assume that's him. I've never heard of Guy Madison.

  2. There’s a post about him from May 2015. He was such a beauty!


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