Charles Nelson Reilly
I didn't know he was queer when I was a kid. I didn't know Paul Lynde was queer. I didn't know funny men doing that flamboyant thing were reflecting anything about sexuality.
When my buddy's brother reported having witnessed Neil Sedaka at a party asking Mick Jagger whether he could kiss his fingers, I dismissed the story as so improbable as to be certainly a lie.
I would have bet money I'd never seen a lesbian on TV.