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    Tim Curry returning to spotlight in Rocky Horror Picture Show livestream for Democrat fundraiser

    Tim Curry returning to spotlight in Rocky Horror Picture Show livestream for Democrat fundraiser… after retreat from public life following 2012 stroke

    Tim Curry will star this Halloween in a livestream of The Rocky Horror Picture Show which made him a star in the 1970s.

    The 74-year-old largely retreated from public life after suffering a stroke in 2012 and has mostly stuck to voice acting since.

    However he will be appearing onscreen in the livestream which is a fundraiser hosted by the Wisconsin Democrats, according to their website.

    As seen in 2016: Tim Curry will star this Halloween in a livestream of The Rocky Horror Picture Show which made him a star in the 1970s

    The Saturday night fundraiser is a plug for the Joe Biden campaign as the website states: ‘All paths to the White House go through Wisconsin.’ 

    Tim starred as the villainous ‘sweet transvestite’ Dr. Frank N Furter in the original London cast of The Rocky Horror Show in 1973.

    He became a star when he reprised his role in the 1975 film adaptation The Rocky Horror Picture Show starring Susan Sarandon.

    Two of his co-stars in the film Nell Campbell and Barry Bostwick are going to be joining Tim in the livestream event this Halloween.

    Throwback: Tim starred as the villainous 'sweet transvestite' Dr. Frank N Furter in the original London cast of The Rocky Horror Show in 1973

    Throwback: Tim starred as the villainous ‘sweet transvestite’ Dr. Frank N Furter in the original London cast of The Rocky Horror Show in 1973

    Nell was also part of the original London cast with Tim at the Royal Court Upstairs where her billing was as ‘Little Nell.’ 

    Several names who were not in the original Rocky Horror Picture Show will also feature in Saturday’s livestream including Jason George and Lance Bass.

    Death Proof star Rosario Dawson, whose boyfriend Cory Booker ran against Joe Biden in the Democratic primary, will also be seen in the stream.

    Colleen Ballinger of Miranda Sings fame joins Jason Alexander, Seth Green, Wilmer Valderrama and David Arquette in the cast.

    Breakthrough: He became a star when he reprised his role in the 1975 film adaptation The Rocky Horror Picture Show starring Susan Sarandon

    Breakthrough: He became a star when he reprised his role in the 1975 film adaptation The Rocky Horror Picture Show starring Susan Sarandon

    The evening will also have musical performances from such acts as Frankie Grande, the Dresden Dolls, Miss Peppermint and Rumer Willis.

    Fall Out Boy are performing and so is Crazy Ex-Girlfriend impresaria Rachel Bloom along with Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready and others.

    Tim’s last live-action movie was Burke & Hare, a 2010 dark comedy starring Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis as the real-life Scottish serial killer team from the 19th century.

    The following year he pulled out of a UK revival of Tom Stoppard’s play Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead for health reasons.

    Back at it: Since the stroke he has acted almost entirely in voice-over - except for a cameo in Fox' televised production of The Rocky Horror Show in 2016

    Back at it: Since the stroke he has acted almost entirely in voice-over – except for a cameo in Fox’ televised production of The Rocky Horror Show in 2016

    His last theatrical performance was a four-day run in Eric Idle’s play What About Dick? in Los Angeles – just three months before his stroke in July 2012.

    Since the stroke he has acted almost entirely in voice-over – except for a cameo in Fox’ televised production of The Rocky Horror Show in 2016.

    Tim played the Narrator/Criminologist while his iconic Frank N Furter role went to trans actress Laverne Cox of Orange Is The New Black fame.

    Pictured in 2016: The 74-year-old largely retreated from public life after suffering a stroke in 2012 but will appear in Saturday's fundraiser hosted by the Wisconsin Democrats

    Pictured in 2016: The 74-year-old largely retreated from public life after suffering a stroke in 2012 but will appear in Saturday’s fundraiser hosted by the Wisconsin Democrats

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