|Charles Nelson Reilly|
|Frank L. Anderson|
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The Life of Reilly is an adaptation of Charles Nelson Reilly's acclaimed one-man show called Save it For the Stage: The Life of Reilly and was photographed for the screen during Mr. Reilly's final two performance of his play in North Hollywood, California. This was his last and final performance before his untimely death on May 25, 2007.
If in 1940, you had a lobotomized aunt, an institutionalized father, a racist mother, and were the only gay kid on the block, what do you think the odds would be that you'd end up a Tony winner, a staple of television, and a generational icon? Enter The Life of Reilly. The cliché goes that truth is stranger than fiction. In this case, it is also funnier and more heartbreaking. Charles Nelson Reilly, famous for his game show innuendos and X-Files guest appearances, takes us through his bizarre, star-studded, tragic, hilarious, and ultimately amazing life with a potent bland of tenderness and quick one-liners.