‘Gary from Chicago’ goes from prison to live at the Oscars

Published On March 1, 2017 | By Kendal Malewicz | Entertainment News

‘Gary from Chicago’ and his fiancée Vicki stole the show when Jimmy Kimmel brought their Hollywood tour group into the Oscars.  But as it turns out, he’s a convicted felon who’d just served 20 years in prison.

The circumstances under which Coe was put into prison are still unclear, but Coe’s public defender said in a Facebook post that he had served 20 years for petty theft when he was released, and had a 1975 conviction for attempted rape when he was a teenager.

But Gary’s being up front about his past.  He says, quote, “If you don’t give up on yourself, anything can happen.  People let public opinion crush them, but I served my time.  I’m a changed man.”

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