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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 filmography includes:. Following Hudson's death, his live-in lover Marc Christian filed a palimony lawsuit against his estate and won. His next film was Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat in which he performed his standup comedy act. Hudson remained in the closet until his sexual orientation became known toward the end of his life. He then earned $16.5 million for Black Knight (2001). Hudson was reportedly very good friends with Jim Nabors of television's Gomer Pyle. After the success of Big Momma's House, he was paid $13 million for What's the Worst Thing That Could Happen? with Danny DeVito.

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. The success of these movies made Lawrence quite wealthy. The couple divorced in 1958. Despite his personal problems, Lawrence appeared in many popular movies such as Bad Boys with Will Smith, Nothing to Lose with Tim Robbins, Life with Eddie Murphy, Blue Streak, and Big Momma's House. Hudson married studio employee Phyllis Gates in 1955, and the news was made known by all the major gossip magazines. He went into a coma after collapsing from heat exhaustion while jogging in August 1999. James in the popular American television series McMillan and Wife that aired on NBC. While directing A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996), which he wrote, produced, and starred in, he reportedly had violent outbursts and took drugs on the set. Martin! co-star Tisha Campbell sued him for sexual harassment, and left the show during its last season.

From 1971 to 1978, Hudson starred opposite Susan St. On March 28, 1997, he was arrested outside a Hollywood nightclub after a man claimed Lawrence punched him; he was ordered to perform community service. 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. In August 1996, he was arrested at Burbank Airport for carrying a loaded gun in his suitcase. The two made Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back and Send Me No Flowers together. The divorce led to many personal problems in Lawrence's life. During the 1950s and 1960s, Hudson was known for several fluff comedies, largely starring with Doris Day. Southall is now married to Emmitt Smith.

In 1956 he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, and two years later, Look Magazine named him Star of the Year. They had a daughter and divorced in 1996. His one line took 38 takes, because he kept forgetting it. He married Patricia Southall, a former Miss Virginia, on January 7, 1995. 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. Its crudeness, however, did not prevent You So Crazy! from becoming one of the highest-grossing concert films of all time. Hudson served in the United States Navy during World War II as an airplane mechanic. The film received the NC-17 rating and was later released unrated.

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. In 1994, Lawrence released the controversial concert film, You So Crazy!. Born in Winnetka, Illinois, Hudson was the first major American celebrity to admit to being afflicted with AIDS. The show won a NAACP Image Award for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Roy Harold Scherer Jr. (November 17, 1925 - October 2, 1985), better known as Rock Hudson, was an American actor. Martin ran to 1997, and remains in syndication. In 1991, Lawrence worked in his first starring role in Talking Dirty After Dark. By 1992, he had his own sitcom, Martin on Fox.

He had a more prominent role in Eddie Murphy's Boomerang, and emceed Def Comedy Jam. Lawrence made his movie debut in Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing and played minor roles in House Party and House Party 2. That appearance led to a role in the 1985 television series What's Happening Now!. Several years later, Lawrence got a chance to perform on Star Search.

He attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School while living there. When his father left the family, Lawrence claims he began performing comedy to cheer-up his mother, Chlora, who was forced to cashier at various department stores to support Martin and his five siblings. His family then moved to Landover, Maryland. When Lawrence was six, his family moved to the New York City borough of Queens.

military. His father was in the U.S. He was born in Frankfurt. April 16, 1965) is an actor, comedian, and producer.

Martin Lawrence (b. Rage Control (2004) (pre production). Bad Boys II (2003). National Security (2003).

Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat (2002). Black Knight (2001) (2001). What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001). Big Momma's House (2000).

Blue Streak (1999). Life (1999). Nothing to Lose (1997). A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996).

Bad Boys (1995). You So Crazy! (1994). Martin (1992-1997). Boomerang (1992).

Talkin Dirty After Dark (1991). House Party 2 (1991). Hammer, Slammer, & Slade (1990). House Party (1990).

Do the Right Thing (1989). A Little Bit Strange (1989). What's Happening Now!! (1985).

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