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Oscars' "Gary From Chicago" Has a Surprising Past

A man who stole the show at the Oscars as 'Gary from Chicago' was convicted of attempted rape and also served 20 years in prison.Gary Alan Coe and his fiancee Vickie Vines were part of the group of tourists Jimmy Kimmel invited inside the Dolby Theater during the ceremony Sunday night.

They calmly snapped photos of the celebrities sitting just inches from them, revealed they were engaged and even got fake-married by Denzel Washington.

Gary, a native of the South Shore of Chicago, was only able to attend the ceremony because he had been released three days beforehand.One of his felony raps is attempted rape, for which Coe is a registered sex offender. 

He was convicted of the crime in Chicago in March 1978 when he was 20.He committed two robberies after the crime, and in 1994 was first incarcerated in California, for grand theft.

It is unclear whether the Oscars organizers knew that they were letting a registered sex offender into the theater. He was seen kissing Halle Berry's and Nicole Kidman's hands.

Source: Daily Mail, TMZ