What happened to the actors of the Rocky Horror Picture Show: cancer, death, and the Crystal Maze


The Rocky Horror Picture Show was an iconic musical that became a successful movie in 1975. Though it has gone down in history for it’s raunchy scenes and catchy songs, many have wondered what the cast did next

It’s been a whopping 46 years since The Rocky Horror Picture show was released on this day back in 1975 (August 15).

Originally a stage musical, it became a classic film The Rocky Horror Picture show in 1975.

It saw couple Brad and Janet seek shelter at a castle full of eccentric characters including the stocking-wearing Frank-N-Furter.

Since then it has become a cult hit and fans still dress up for screenings.

A touring production of the show is currently preparing to make its way around the UK, with Strictly champ Ore Odube starring as Brad Majors.

But what happened to the stars of the film? Brinkwire investigates…

Cheshire-born Curry was mad cross-dressing scientist Dr Frank-N-Furter and the role catapulted him to fame.

He carried on working in theatre but also had roles in films including Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Clue, Muppet Treasure Island and Charlie’s Angels. Curry also played terrifying Pennywise the Clown in the 1990 series It, based on the Stephen King book, and Cardinal Richelieu in 1993’s The Three Musketeers.

Plus he found time to release three albums.

The 75-year-old, who has never married or had children, suffered a stroke in 2012 and has used a wheelchair since.

O’Brien played handyman Riff Raff but also wrote the Rocky Horror musical and film screenplay.

Born in Cheltenham, his family emigrated to New Zealand when he was 10. Post-Rocky Horror, O’Brien went on to appear in films Flash Gordon, Ever After and Dungeons & Dragons.

But Brits will best remember him as the harmonica-playing host of the Crystal Maze on Channel 4 between 1990 and 1993.

He has spoken of his fluid gender identity, saying: “I believe myself probably to be about 70% male, 30% female… I think of myself as a third sex and it makes things easier.”

O’Brien, 79, has been married three times and has three children. Most recently, he wed Sabrina Galf, who’s 35 years his junior, in 2013 and the pair live in New Zealand.

Sarandon played Janet Weiss in the film. She’s since gone on to become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars and bagged an Oscar to boot. She’s been in Thelma and Louise, The Witches of Eastwick and Dead Man Walking.

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