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Scott_jacoby That Certain Summer, a made-for-TV movie that aired on Tuesday's ABC Movie of the Week, told the story of a divorced father who reveals his homosexuality to his teenage son.  Airing on Nov. 1, 1972, it starred Hal Holbrooke as the father, 32-year-old Martin Sheen as his partner and Scott Jacoby as the son (pictured).  It was the first primetime movie to explore such a subject.  Widely acclaimed, the film would win seven Emmy Awards.

 

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The next TV movie about homosexuality to air air on network TV was six years later when Gena Rowlands and Jane Alexander starred in A Question of Love, which aired on Nov. 26, 1978.  

 

 

 

An extended discussion of this milestone movie can be found on Wikipedia .

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