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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. Series in which he had a starring role are listed here. Following Hudson's death, his live-in lover Marc Christian filed a palimony lawsuit against his estate and won. Keith worked steadily in television from the 1950s until the end of his life and made numerous guest appearances. Hudson remained in the closet until his sexual orientation became known toward the end of his life. [1]. Hudson was reportedly very good friends with Jim Nabors of television's Gomer Pyle. Keith was a strong and capable actor who spent many years playing second leads and gruff sidekicks, He may be best known for his role as "Uncle Bill" on the television series Family Affair (1966-1971).

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. He is buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California. The couple divorced in 1958. He was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on June 24, 1997, just two months after his daughter had committed suicide. Hudson married studio employee Phyllis Gates in 1955, and the news was made known by all the major gossip magazines. During the later part of his life he suffered from emphysema and lung cancer. James in the popular American television series McMillan and Wife that aired on NBC. After the war, he became a stage actor, branching into television and films in the late 1940s.

From 1971 to 1978, Hudson starred opposite Susan St. Marines (1942-1945) where he served during World War II as an aerial gunner and received an Air Medal. 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. After high school, he joined the U.S. The two made Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back and Send Me No Flowers together. He made his acting debut in a silent film, Pied Piper Malone (1924). During the 1950s and 1960s, Hudson was known for several fluff comedies, largely starring with Doris Day. in Bayonne, New Jersey to actor Robert Keith and stage actress Helena Shipman (born in Aberdeen, Washington).

In 1956 he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, and two years later, Look Magazine named him Star of the Year. Brian Keith was born Robert Keith Richey, Jr. His one line took 38 takes, because he kept forgetting it. Brian Keith (November 14, 1921 - June 24, 1997) was an American stage, film and television actor. 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. Pied Piper Malone (1924). Hudson served in the United States Navy during World War II as an airplane mechanic. The Other Kind of Love (1924).

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. Arrowhead (1953). Born in Winnetka, Illinois, Hudson was the first major American celebrity to admit to being afflicted with AIDS. Alaska Seas (1954). Roy Harold Scherer Jr. (November 17, 1925 - October 2, 1985), better known as Rock Hudson, was an American actor. Jivaro (1954). The Bamboo Prison (1954).

The Violent Men (1955). Tight Spot (1955). 5 Against the House (1955). Storm Center (1956).

Nightfall (1957). Dino (1957). Run of the Arrow (1957). Chicago Confidential (1957).

Hell Canyon Outlaws (1957). Fort Dobbs (1958). Desert Hell (1958). Sierra Baron (1958).

Violent Road (1958). Villa! (1958). Appointment with a Shadow (1959). The Young Philadelphians (1959).

Ten Who Dared (1960). The Parent Trap (1961). The Deadly Companions (1961). Moon Pilot (1962).

Savage Sam (1963). A Tiger Walks (1964). The Raiders (1964). The Pleasure Seekers (1964).

Those Calloways (1965). The Hallelujah Trail (1965). The Rare Breed (1966). The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966).

Nevada Smith (1966). Way… Way Out (1966). Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967). With Six You Get Eggroll (1968).

Krakatoa, East of Java (1969). Gaily, Gaily (1969). Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970). The MacKenzie Break (1970).

Something Big (1971). Scandalous John (1971). The Yakuza (1975). The Wind and the Lion (1975).

Joe Panther (1976). Nickelodeon (1976). Hooper (1978). Meteor (1979).

The Mountain Men (1980). Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981). Sharkey's Machine (1981). Death Before Dishonor (1987).

Young Guns (1988). Welcome Home (1989). After the Rain (1990). Wind Dancer (1993).

Under a Killing Moon (1994). Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996). FollowYour Heart (1998). The Crusader (CBS, 1955-1956).

The Westerner (NBC, 1960). Family Affair (CBS, 1966-1971). The Brian Keith Show (NBC, 1972-1974). Archer (NBC, 1975).

Hardcastle and McCormick (ABC, 1983-1986). Pursuit of Happiness (ABC, 1987). Heartland (CBS, 1989). Walter and Emily (NBC, 1991-1992).

Heyday (1946). Mister Roberts (1948). Darkness at Noon (1951). Da (199?).

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