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11/4/06-LOS ANGELES, California

'Doogie Howser' star comes out -- with pride

Neil Patrick Harris, who starred in "Doogie Howser, M.D.," wants to dispel any rumors that he is straight. Neil Patrick Harris, who starred in "Doogie Howser, M.D.," wants to dispel any rumors that he is straight.

 Neil Patrick Harris is gay and wants to quell any rumors to the contrary.

"(I) am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest," Harris tells People magazine's Web site.

The 33-year-old actor said he was motivated to disclose his sexuality because of recent "speculation and interest in my private life and relationships."

Harris stars on the CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother." He started on TV as a teen, playing the namesake doctor on the series "Doogie Howser, M.D."

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