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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. His most notable moments on film include:. Following Hudson's death, his live-in lover Marc Christian filed a palimony lawsuit against his estate and won. He was the first American to choreograph and stage a ballet in the Paris Opera. Hudson remained in the closet until his sexual orientation became known toward the end of his life. Kelly married three times:. Hudson was reportedly very good friends with Jim Nabors of television's Gomer Pyle. He also received the Life Achievement Award from American Film Institute in 1985.

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. Kelly was awarded a special Academy Award “in appreciation of his versatility as an actor, singer, director and dancer, and specifically for his brilliant achievements in the art of choreography on film” in 1951 and reawarded in 1984's Academy Awards due to a fire which burned down his home in the previous year. The couple divorced in 1958. Kelly was awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government in 1960. Hudson married studio employee Phyllis Gates in 1955, and the news was made known by all the major gossip magazines. An energetic and athletic performer, he was known for doing his own stunts. James in the popular American television series McMillan and Wife that aired on NBC. Eugene Curran Kelly (born August 23, 1912 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and died February 2, 1996 in Beverly Hills, California after suffering two strokes at the age of 83), was best known as an American dancer in films, but was also an actor, singer, director and choreographer.

From 1971 to 1978, Hudson starred opposite Susan St. "If Fred Astaire is the Cary Grant of dance, I'm the Marlon Brando." -- Gene Kelly. 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. Dancing on roller skates in An American in Paris. The two made Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back and Send Me No Flowers together. Dancing with a mop, a squeaky floorboard and a newspaper in Summer Stock. During the 1950s and 1960s, Hudson was known for several fluff comedies, largely starring with Doris Day. Singing and dancing in the rain in a much-parodied scene from the film Singin' in the Rain.

In 1956 he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, and two years later, Look Magazine named him Star of the Year. Patricia Ward (1990–1996). His one line took 38 takes, because he kept forgetting it. Jeanne Coyne (1960–1973) (two children, Bridget and Tim). 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. Betsy Blair (1940–1957) (one child, Kerry). Hudson served in the United States Navy during World War II as an airplane mechanic. Xanadu (1980) - final film in which Kelly danced.

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. This was the second and last time Kelly and Astaire danced together on film. Born in Winnetka, Illinois, Hudson was the first major American celebrity to admit to being afflicted with AIDS. That's Entertainment Part II (1976) - also directed. Roy Harold Scherer Jr. (November 17, 1925 - October 2, 1985), better known as Rock Hudson, was an American actor. That's Entertainment! (1974). Hello, Dolly (1969) - Directorial and choreography credits.

The Young Girls Of Rochefort, (1967). What a Way to Go! (1964). Inherit the Wind (1960). Les Girls (1957) - Kelly's final film at MGM Studio.

Invitation to the Dance (1956). Brigadoon (1954). Singin' in the Rain (1952). An American in Paris (1951) - (Academy Award, special achievement, choreography).

Summer Stock (1950) - Judy Garland's final film at MGM Studio. In addition, directorial debut. On the Town (1949) - First musical film to be shot on location. The Pirate (1948).

Ziegfeld Follies - First of two films in which Kelly and Fred Astaire danced together. Anchors Aweigh (1945) - Included number combining live-action and animation, performed by Kelly and Jerry the mouse of Tom and Jerry. Cover Girl (1944) - Kelly danced with himself through trick photography. DuBarry Was a Lady (1943).

For Me and My Gal (1942).

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