(August 27, 1947-March 19, 2013)
Birth name is Herbert Streicher
Starred in 'Deep Throat,' 'Sometimes Sweet Susan' and 'Devil in Miss Jones'
Appeared in 'National Lampoon Goes to the Movies (1981)'
Won AVN Best Actor (1985)
Why he might be annoying
Jim Holliday and Veronica Hart claim he liked to get rough with women.
He dropped out of the University of Pittsburgh.
When he was involved in porn it was incredibly seedy, and any call to the police would have gotten them busted.
During the filming of 'Deep Throat' the continuity is shot to hell, he can be seen with different hair styles from scene to scene.
He retired from porn in 1976 and tried to go mainstream.
He blew his money on alcohol and cocaine.
He went through detox centers, mental institutions and jail.
He had a two-quart-a-day vodka habit.
He was in debt, had tax problems, outstanding arrest warrants, hit rock bottom and was homeless (1985).
Bill Marigold, found him homeless and forced him into rehab. He says 'Harry's never forgiven me. Never save someone's life. They'll hate you for it.'
He spent five days in jail (1989) and after another arrest he headed to a 12-step program, recalling 'I knew if I didn't stop, I'd die.'
On his first date with Jeanne Sterret, he proposed and she accepted.
He found Jesus and became a trustee of his Methodist church.
He said: 'Harry Reems. It's such a stupid name. It's awful. You wonder what kind of guy has the name Harry Reems, but I'm stuck with it.'
Why he might not be annoying
'Deep Throat' and 'The Devil in Miss Jones' ranked among the top ten grossing films of 1973, stimulating the New York Times to coin the phrase 'porno chic' to describe the growing fascination with sex on film.
He earned thousands of dollars distributing 'Deep Throat.'
He was jailed in Memphis on charges of conspiracy to distribute an obscene movie. Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty raised money to hire Alan Dershowitz. They won the case.
During his hey day, he was making $30,000 per week.
He was the highest paid porn performer when he was paid $75,000 to appear in 'Society Affair (1982).'
He liked to dress as a gorilla for Halloween.
He starred in the only SAG porn film 'Sometimes Sweet Susan.'
He left porn to sell real estate in Utah.
He is ranked #41 in The 50 Top Porn Stars of All Time (AVN - January 2002).
He joined the Marine Corps.
'Deep Throat' premiered June 1972 and brought hardcore into popular culture, earning at least twice as much money as any other porno in history.
Frank Sinatra, Spiro Agnew, Warren Beatty, Truman Capote, Nora Ephron and Bob Woodward (who used 'Deepthroat' as the name for his key Watergate source) took in the film on its first run, and eventually more persons saw Deep Throat in theaters than any other porno.
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In 2014, Out of 45 Votes: 51.11% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 139 Votes: 66.19% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 26 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 16 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 79 Votes: 69.62% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 32 Votes: 71.88% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 70 Votes: 72.86% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 87 Votes: 72.41% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 218 Votes: 73.85% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 344 Votes: 69.77% Annoying
In 2004, Out of 421 Votes: 69.36% Annoying
In 2003, Out of 791 Votes: 69.79% Annoying
In 2002, Out of 1722 Votes: 73.23% Annoying
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