Fannie Flagg Bio, Husband, Gay

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Fannie Flagg Bio, Husband, Gay

American actress-author Fannie Flagg has been an inspirational figure in the lesbian community for years now.

Unfortunately for Fannie, she hasn't succeeded much in her love life, despite her fan's expectations. She was once in a relationship with a lady friend long ago, but the affair failed to survive in long-term.

So, did she settle for another partner or finally got married to a husband? Let's find out!

Bio: Family, Age, Net Worth

Fannie Flagg was born in Birmingham, Alabama as the daughter of parents, William Hurbert Neal Jr. and Marion Leona. Her father served as a Second World War combatant and later worked as a motion-picture machine operator.

Her family moved to Woodland where Fannie attended a school named St. Clements. She developed dyslexia while at school, but her condition was diagnosed only several years later.

Moreover, Fannie's birth name is Patricia Neal; however, she changed her name legally after becoming aware of an actress with the same name.

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Fannie first rose to fame appearing in TV shows like Hollywood Squares, Candid Camera, and The Match Game.

During her career as an actress, she performed in several movies including Stay Hungry, Crazy in AlabamaSome of My Best Friends Are..., Five Easy Pieces, and more.

Although Fannie was a terrific actress, she always saw her talent in writing. No wonder, she reached prominent heights as an author with several best-selling books as Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man, I Still Dream About You, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Standing in the Rainbow, and so on.

Fannie's latest book, The Whole Town's Talking, was released in 2016.

Further, she amassed a substantial net worth from her long-running career. She reportedly makes way more salary than the estimated annual earning of an average actress and author, which is $50,529 and $63,000 respectively.

However, as of now, at the age of 74, the Alabama native remains low-key about her new jobs.

No Husband For Lesbian Star

Fannie's gay sexuality is no secret to her readers, who became aware of her lesbian nature a long time back. Her gay revelation broke the hearts of many men, who wished to become her husband.

Meanwhile, Fannie commenced a relationship with American writer Rita Mae Brown in the 80s. However, the romance wasn't meant for an extended period, and two lovebirds soon parted their ways.

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Rita mentioned that the pair had split mutually and still loved each other despite their differences.

Fannie Flagg(top from left) and Rita Mae Brown(remaining two)were in a relationship in the 80s (Photo:

While Fannie is not known to have any partners since the breakup; Rita, on the other hand, has been with a series of women including Martina Navratilova and Judy Nelson.

Other than her relationship, Fannie also wrote a lesbian-themed book titled Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Shop in 1987. The book was later produced as a movie named Fried Green Tomatoes, which starred actresses like Mary Stuart Masterson and Kathy Bates.