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Rock Hudson

Hudson with Doris Day in Pillow Talk (1959)

Roy Harold Scherer Jr. (November 17, 1925 - October 2, 1985), better known as Rock Hudson, was an American actor. Born in Winnetka, Illinois, Hudson was the first major American celebrity to admit to being afflicted with AIDS. His announcement, and subsequent death from the disease at the age of only 59, brought the disease and HIV into the mainstream of American consciousness.

Hudson served in the United States Navy during World War II as an airplane mechanic. His good looks and strapping size got him a Hollywood audition, and some capped teeth and a name change got him a small part in the forgettable 1948 film Fighter Squadron. His one line took 38 takes, because he kept forgetting it. In 1956 he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, and two years later, Look Magazine named him Star of the Year.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Hudson was known for several fluff comedies, largely starring with Doris Day. The two made Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back and Send Me No Flowers together. Many consider his performance as the elderly New York City banker Arthur Hamilton turned young Malibu painter Tony Wilson in the 1966 science fiction film by director John Frankenheimer,Seconds, as the finest of his career. From 1971 to 1978, Hudson starred opposite Susan St. James in the popular American television series McMillan and Wife that aired on NBC.

Hudson married studio employee Phyllis Gates in 1955, and the news was made known by all the major gossip magazines. The couple divorced in 1958. The studio was likely using this sham marriage in order to cover Hudson's homosexuality, which would have made him box office poison at the time if it were made known. Hudson was reportedly very good friends with Jim Nabors of television's Gomer Pyle. Hudson remained in the closet until his sexual orientation became known toward the end of his life.

Following Hudson's death, his live-in lover Marc Christian filed a palimony lawsuit against his estate and won.

Hudson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6104 Hollywood Blvd.


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Hudson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6104 Hollywood Blvd. He has two childen, Owen, who will appear in the upcoming "The Squid and the Whale," and Greta. Following Hudson's death, his live-in lover Marc Christian filed a palimony lawsuit against his estate and won. He is married to actress Phoebe Cates, who is 16 years his junior. Hudson remained in the closet until his sexual orientation became known toward the end of his life. Louis International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. Hudson was reportedly very good friends with Jim Nabors of television's Gomer Pyle. He has won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film, A Fish Called Wanda, a Gotham Actor Award, a Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year Award, and a St.

The studio was likely using this sham marriage in order to cover Hudson's homosexuality, which would have made him box office poison at the time if it were made known. This film launched his career forward. The couple divorced in 1958. When a film version was made of The Pirates of Penzance, he was invited to reprise his role as the Pirate King, a role that had won him a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. Hudson married studio employee Phyllis Gates in 1955, and the news was made known by all the major gossip magazines. This in turn led him to Broadway where he won two Tony Awards. James in the popular American television series McMillan and Wife that aired on NBC. In 1972, he joined an acting group which took him across the country performing Shakespeare.

From 1971 to 1978, Hudson starred opposite Susan St. in Speech and Theatre from Indiana University in 1970 and later attended the prestigious Juilliard School in New York. Many consider his performance as the elderly New York City banker Arthur Hamilton turned young Malibu painter Tony Wilson in the 1966 science fiction film by director John Frankenheimer,Seconds, as the finest of his career. Known for his exuberant acting style, Kline received a B.A. The two made Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back and Send Me No Flowers together. Louis, Missouri) is an American actor. During the 1950s and 1960s, Hudson was known for several fluff comedies, largely starring with Doris Day. Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947 in St.

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