Chevy Chase escaped the military draft by “falsely claiming, among other things, that he had homosexual tendencies”

Chevy Chase

Cornelius Crane Chase was born in the Lower Manhattan area of New York City on October 8, 1943. He grew up in Woodstock, New York. His father, Edward Tinsley “Ned” Chase (1919–2005), was a Princeton-educated Manhattan book editor and magazine writer. His mother, Cathalene Parker (née Browning; 1923–2005), was a concert pianist and librettist whose father, Admiral Miles Browning, served as Rear Admiral Raymond A. Spruance’s Chief of Staff on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) at the Battle of Midway in World War II. Cathalene was adopted as a child by her stepfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt Crane, heir to The Crane Company, and took the name Catherine Crane. Chase’s paternal grandfather was artist and illustrator Edward Leigh Chase… Continue Reading (14 minute read)

7 thoughts on “Chevy Chase escaped the military draft by “falsely claiming, among other things, that he had homosexual tendencies””

  1. BiggunsMcGillicuddy

    They wrote a joke about this into his role for Caddyshack.

    “Flat feet?”

    “No, not that. Homo. Much better now, though.”

  2. identicaltheft

    To quote Pierce Hawthorne: “That’s not what I meant, stop putting gay things in my mouth.”

  3. majorjoe23

    Didn’t his stories about having sex with Eartha Kitt in an airplane bathroom tip them off?

  4. pugnodidollari

    Lacy “Who’s your decorator, Beni Hana?”

    Ty “No, I bought most of that stuff back in Vietnam.”

    L : “You were in the war?”

    T: “Ah, no; homo. Much better now though.”

  5. sd_slate

    He was our graduation speaker and forgot to write a speech.

  6. I_Think_Naught

    >I’ve walked, I’ve ambled. I even sashayed once. But that was in front of the draft board.

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