Harry Reems

Actor and United States Marine
Born Aug 27, 1947

Harry Reems is the stage name of one of the most active and popular pornographic actors of the 1970s and star of the 1972 cult classic, Deep Throat.

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1947 Birth Born on August 27, 1947.


1971 23 Years Old He eventually went on to appear in approximately 140 feature-length sexploitation and hardcore films between 1971 and 1989, with Deep Throat (1972) and The Devil in Miss Jones (1973) being the best known, as well as grindhouse roughies like Forced Entry (1973) and Sex Wish (1976); in the former he plays a sadistic Vietnam veteran hellbent on rape and murder, while in the latter he plays a husband turned vigilante seeking revenge over the rape and murder of his wife. … Read More
1972 24 Years Old For the production of Deep Throat in Miami, Florida, in January 1972, Streicher was hired to be part of the lighting crew, but the director was unable to cast one of the roles and asked him to play the part. … Read More
1974 26 Years Old Reems' appearance in Deep Throat led to his arrest by FBI agents in New York City in July 1974 and his indictment in Memphis, Tennessee, in June 1975 on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute obscenity across state lines. … Read More
1976 28 Years Old He was convicted in April 1976 with 11 other individuals and four corporations.
1977 29 Years Old His conviction was overturned on appeal in April 1977 because his activities in making the film occurred before a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on obscenity in 1973 (Miller v. California), and Reems was granted a new trial. … Read More


1989 41 Years Old After years of drug abuse, Reems began his recovery in 1989. … Read More


2005 57 Years Old He was interviewed in the 2005 documentary Inside Deep Throat.


2010 62 Years Old Reems' entrance into the adult entertainment industry, his experience filming Deep Throat and its subsequent infamy and obscenity trials, are the subject of the 2010 play The Deep Throat Sex Scandal. … Read More
2013 66 Years Old Reems died of pancreatic cancer on March 19, 2013, at the veterans hospital in Salt Lake City; he was 65. … Read More
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