Rock Hudson Biography

Birthday: 1925-11-17
Place of Birth: Winnetka, Illinois
Height: 6' 5" (1.96 m)
Wiki Biography: He was the son of an auto mechanic and a telephone operator who divorced when he was eight years old. He failed to obtain parts in school plays because he couldn't remember lines. After high school he was a postal employee and during WW II served as a Navy airplane mechanic. After the war he was a truck driver. His size and good looks got him into movies. His name was changed to Rock Hudson, his teeth were capped, he took lessons in acting, singing, fencing and riding. One line in his first picture, Fighter Squadron (1948), needed 38 takes. In 1956 he received an Oscar nomination for Giant (1956) and two years later Look magazine named him Star of the Year. He starred in a number of bedroom comedies, many with Doris Day, and had his own popular TV series "McMillan & Wife" (1971). He had a recurring role in TV's "Dynasty" (1981) (1984-5). He was the first major public figure to announce he had AIDS, and his worldwide search for a cure drew international attention. After his death his long-time lover Marc Christian successfully sued his estate, again calling attention to the homosexuality Rock had hidden from most throughout his career.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
McMillan and Wife Police Commissioner Stewart 'Mac' McMillan / ... 1971 - 1977 Crime
The Devlin Connection Brian Devlin 1982 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Desert Hawk 1950 Action, Adventure
Has Anybody Seen My Gal? Dan 1952
Bend of the River 1952 Fantasy
Magnificent Obsession Bob Merrick 1954 0
All That Heaven Allows Ron Kirby 1955 0
Giant Jordan 'Bick' Benedict Jr. 1956 Drama, Romance
Written on the Wind Mitch Wayne 1956
Something of Value 1957
Battle Hymn 1957 Drama, History
The Tarnished Angels 1958 Drama, Romance
Pillow Talk 1959 Comedy, Romance
The Last Sunset 1961
Come September 1961 Comedy, Romance
Lover Come Back 1962 Comedy, Romance
The Spiral Road 1962 Adventure
A Gathering of Eagles 1963 Drama, Romance
Send Me No Flowers 1964 Biography
Seconds Antiochus "Tony" Wilson 1966 0, Game Show
Ice Station Zebra 1968
The Undefeated 1969 Action, Adventure, Drama
Darling Lili 1970 Drama, Music
Pretty Maids All in A Row 1971 Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Embryo 1976 Horror, Sci Fi
The Mirror Crack'd Jason Rudd 1980
The Vegas Strip War 1984 Drama