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Rock Hudson
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Hudson in the 1950s
Born
Roy Harold Scherer, Jr.

(1925-11-17)November 17, 1925
Died October 2, 1985(1985-10-02) (aged 59)
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. 1955–1958)
(divorced)

Rock Hudson (November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985) was an American movie and television actor. He is famous for his good looks and remembered as a romantic star during the 1950s and 1960s, especially several movies where he starred with actress Doris Day.

Hudson was voted Star of the Year and Favorite Leading Man, by many movie magazines and was one of the most popular movie stars of the time. He made nearly 70 movies and acted in several television productions during a career of more than three decades, and he received the Golden Globe Award four times.

Hudson was a closeted homosexual. He was one of the first major Hollywood personalities to die from AIDS.

Movies

  • Fighter Squadron (1948)
  • Undertow (1949)
  • One Way Street (1950)
  • I Was a Shoplifter (1950)
  • Peggy (1950)
  • Winchester '73 (1950)
  • The Desert Hawk (1950)
  • Shakedown (1950)
  • Tomahawk (1951)
  • Air Cadet (1951)
  • The Fat Man (1951)
  • Bright Victory (1951)
  • Iron Man (1951)
  • Bend of the River (1952)
  • Here Come the Nelsons (1952)
  • Scarlet Angel (1952)
  • Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (1952)
  • Horizons West (1952)
  • The Lawless Breed (1953)
  • Seminole (1953)
  • Sea Devils (1953)
  • The Golden Blade (1953)
  • Gun Fury (1953)
  • Back to God's Country (1953)
  • Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) (narrator)
  • Taza, Son of Cochise (1954)
  • Magnificent Obsession (1954)
  • Bengal Brigade (1954)
  • Captain Lightfoot (1955)
  • One Desire (1955)
  • All That Heaven Allows (1955)
  • Never Say Goodbye (1956)
  • Giant (1956)
  • Written on the Wind (1956)
  • Battle Hymn (1957)
  • Something of Value (1957)
  • A Farewell to Arms (1957)
  • The Tarnished Angels (1958)
  • Twilight for the Gods (1958)
  • This Earth Is Mine (1959)
  • Pillow Talk (1959)
  • The Last Sunset (1961)
  • Come September (1961)
  • Lover Come Back (1961)
  • The Spiral Road (1962)
  • Marilyn (1963) (documentary) (narrator)
  • A Gathering of Eagles (1963)
  • Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
  • Send Me No Flowers (1964)
  • Strange Bedfellows (1965)
  • A Very Special Favor (1965)
  • Blindfold (1965)
  • Seconds (1966)
  • Tobruk (1967)
  • The Man Who Makes the Difference (1968) (short subject)
  • Ice Station Zebra (1968)
  • A Fine Pair (1969)
  • The Undefeated (1969)
  • Darling Lili (1970)
  • Hornets' Nest (1970)
  • Pretty Maids All in A Row (1971)
  • Showdown (1973)
  • Embryo (1976)
  • The Mirror Crack'd (1980)
  • The Ambassador (1984)

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