So much for one Newsweek critic’s lame theory that gay actors can’t convincingly play straight.

According to a slip of “Hot in Cleveland” star Betty White‘s tongue on a recent segment with Joy Behar, the sexiest actor of all time — Cary Grant — was hiding throughout his career in the same closet as secretly gay Hollywood heartthrob Rock Hudson.

After mentioning Grant along with Hudson as someone everyone in Hollywood knew was gay, Betty immediately covers up her gaffe with an “I don’t know. I never had him.”

But we remain suspicious.

]]>Barbara Hutton and actress Dyan Cannon), Grant and actor Randolph Scott were rumored to be more than BFFs for years. But, really, who’s next? Humphrey Bogart? James Cagney? Steve McQueen? C’mon, Betty. Spill! Follow Zap2it  on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Video: YouTube