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Hudson in 1956

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Rock Hudson (born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr.; November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985) was an American actor. Hudson is generally known for his turns as a leading man in the 1950s and 1960s. He achieved stardom with roles in films such as Magnificent Obsession (1954), All That Heaven Allows (1955) and Giant (1956), and found continued success with a string of romantic comedies costarring Doris Day (Pillow Talk (1959), Lover Come Back (1961), Send Me No Flowers (1964)). After appearing in films like Seconds (1966), Tobruk (1967) and Ice Station Zebra (1968) in the late 1960s, Hudson began a second career in television through the 1970s and '80s, starring in the popular mystery series McMillan & Wife and the soap opera Dynasty.

Fact file

  • Born: Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. November 17, 1925 Winnetka, Illinois, U.S.
  • Died: October 2, 1985 (aged 59) Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: AIDS-related complications
  • Resting place: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cathedral City, (cenotaph)
  • Other names: Roy Harold Fitzgerald Roc Hudson
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1947–1985
  • Spouse(s): Phyllis Gates (m. 1955–58) (divorced)

Read more about Rock Hudson at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Legendary actress Barbara Rush has a story about everyone, from Rock Hudson to Frank Sinatra
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-08-28 15:00:48
Barbara Rush talks about her legendary Hollywood career, including stories about such greats as Rock Hudson, Frank Sinatra and Montgomery Clift.

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LA Times Entertainme, 2019-06-07 18:15:00
SUNDAY A daylong salute to the dearly departed Doris Day includes the actress and singer opposite Rock Hudson in the 1959 rom-com “Pillow Talk.” 5 p.m. Turner Classic Movies Broadway’s best collect kudos at “The 73rd Annual Tony Awards.” James Corden hosts the annual ceremony at New York City’s...

Doris Day helped America look at AIDS with empathy and love for Rock Hudson
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-05-14 04:55:00
Doris Day and Rock Hudson became big stories starring in a series of romantic comedies in the 1950s and ’60s. But perhaps their most influential joint appearance came decades later in 1985. Day was about to host a cable TV show about dogs, and she invited Hudson on as her ...

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