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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. As of September 2004, the role of James Bond in the next film, James Bond 21, has currently not been cast. Following Hudson's death, his live-in lover Marc Christian filed a palimony lawsuit against his estate and won. Rumors have intensified since the apparent falling-out between Brosnan and EON Productions, the production house responsible for the Bond films. Hudson remained in the closet until his sexual orientation became known toward the end of his life. He has also been rumored as a possible successor to Pierce Brosnan in the role of James Bond. Hudson was reportedly very good friends with Jim Nabors of television's Gomer Pyle. In 2004, Jackman won a Tony Award for his Broadway portrayal of Australian songwriter and performer Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz.

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. Hugh stands a foot taller than Wolverine, who is reported by Marvel Comics to be 5' 3". The couple divorced in 1958. Dougray Scott was originally cast as Wolverine, but Scott was tied up on the set of Mission: Impossible 2 for two additional months of shooting. Hudson married studio employee Phyllis Gates in 1955, and the news was made known by all the major gossip magazines. He was a last-minute addition to the X-Men cast. James in the popular American television series McMillan and Wife that aired on NBC. He first became known outside of Australia when he played the leading role of Curly in the Royal National Theatre's acclaimed stage production of Oklahoma! in London, demonstrating his talent as a singer as well as an actor.

From 1971 to 1978, Hudson starred opposite Susan St. Jackman played Gaston in the Melbourne production of Beauty and the Beast, and Joe Gillis in the same city's production of Sunset Boulevard. 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. He and his wife adopted Oscar Maximilian Jackman, who was born on May 15, 2000. The two made Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back and Send Me No Flowers together. Jackman played an angry prisoner who fell in love with his counsellor, played by Furness. During the 1950s and 1960s, Hudson was known for several fluff comedies, largely starring with Doris Day. They met on the set of his first TV acting job in Corelli, an Australian television program.

In 1956 he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, and two years later, Look Magazine named him Star of the Year. Jackman married actress Deborra-Lee Furness in February of 1996. His one line took 38 takes, because he kept forgetting it. In 1994, he graduated from WAAPA. 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. Jackman graduated from the Sydney University of Technology with a BA in Communications, having majored in journalism. Hudson served in the United States Navy during World War II as an airplane mechanic. His mother left the family and went back to England when he was eight years old, and he remained behind with his father, an accountant.

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. Jackman was born in Sydney, Australia, the youngest of five children of English-born parents. Born in Winnetka, Illinois, Hudson was the first major American celebrity to admit to being afflicted with AIDS. His other works include Swordfish (2001), Kate and Leopold (2001), Someone Like You (2001), and Van Helsing (2004). Roy Harold Scherer Jr. (November 17, 1925 - October 2, 1985), better known as Rock Hudson, was an American actor. Hugh Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor who portrayed Wolverine in X-Men (2000) and X2: X-Men United (2003). Van Helsing (2004).

X2: X-Men United (2003). Standing Room Only (2002). Kate and Leopold (2001). Swordfish (2001).

X-Men (2000). Oklahoma! (1999) (TV). Paperback Hero (1999). Correlli (1995) (TV Series).

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