that's how Patrick McGilligan labels Robert Seiter in his George Cukor bio.
he was the brother of director William Seiter. his acting career lastd from 1925-1949. he then became a film editor &nsbp; working primarily in television. but he's best rememberd today for his looks & sexual prowess.
last nite I saw Seiter -- using the name Robert Manning -- in "The Sign of the Cross" (1932). a looker indeed. McGilligan writes that after Cukor was done with the young actor Seiter took up with wealthy Alex Tiers a former Cukor roommate & pal of Gloria Swanson. other sources mention a relationship with character actor Grady Sutton.
but I don't think anyone's written abt Seiter's romance with Shannon Rodgers. he was a costume designer at Paramount in the '30s. years later in New York he was a popular designer of women's clothes designing for Miss Americas & First Ladies. Shannon also did the gown Joan Crawford wore to Truman Capote's black & white ball.
Shannon was in his late 70s when he told me abt Seiter. he seemd like a young man again remembering the beauty of his former companion.