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Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson

American actor
Rock Hudson was born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. in Winnetka, Illinois, to Katherine (Wood), a telephone operator, and Roy Harold Scherer, an auto mechanic. He was of German, Swiss-German, English, and Irish descent. His parents divorced when he was eight years old.Wikipedia
BornNovember 17, 1925
HometownWinnetka, Illinois, United States
Height6'5" (1.956m)
SpousePhyllis Gates
PartnerTom Clark
ParentsWallace Fitzgerald, Roy Harold Scherer, Sr., Katherine Wood
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Videos

The public and private Rock Hudson

For nearly four decades as a star of films and TV, Rock Hudson was Hollywood's epitome of heterosexual desire. But he also led a secret life as a closeted gay man, and in 1985 became the first celebrity to die of AIDS. Correspondent Tracy Smith looks back on the public and private lives of Hudson, and talks with Stephen Kijak, director of the new HBO documentary "Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed"; biographer Mark Griffin; and actress Linda Evans, who shared a romantic scene with Hudson on "Dynasty" at a time when some feared that a kiss could transmit HIV.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Something of Value
Something of Value
1h 53min
1957
Back to God's Country
Back to God's Country
1h 18min
1976
The Martian Chronicles
The Martian Chronicles
3h 20min
1980
Once Upon a Dead Man
Once Upon a Dead Man
1h 40min
1971
The Ambassador
The Ambassador
R
1h 35min
1985
The Vegas Strip Wars
The Vegas Strip Wars
1h 40min
1984
The Devlin Connection
The Devlin Connection
1h
1982
The Mirror Crack'd
The Mirror Crack'd
PG
1h 45min
1980
Avalanche
Avalanche
PG
1h 31min
1978
Embryo
Embryo
PG
1h 44min
1976
Showdown
Showdown
PG
1h 39min
1973
McMillan and Wife
McMillan and Wife
1971
McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife
TV-PG
2h
1971
Pretty Maids All in a Row
Pretty Maids All in a Row
R
1h 32min
1971
Hornet's Nest
Hornet's Nest
R
1h 50min
1970
Darling Lili
Darling Lili
G
1h 54min
1970
The Undefeated
The Undefeated
G
1h 59min
1969
A Fine Pair
A Fine Pair
PG
1h 29min
1969
Ice Station Zebra
Ice Station Zebra
G
2h 28min
1968
Tobruk
Tobruk
1h 50min
1967
Blindfold
Blindfold
1h 42min
1966
Seconds
Seconds
R
1h 46min
1966
A Very Special Favor
A Very Special Favor
1h 45min
1965
Strange Bedfellows
Strange Bedfellows
1h 38min
1965

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1957Academy AwardActorGiant (1956 film)Nominated