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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. Hurt was awarded the CBE in June 2004. Following Hudson's death, his live-in lover Marc Christian filed a palimony lawsuit against his estate and won. He is likely best known to American audiences as the memorable first victim of the title creature in the film Alien. Hudson remained in the closet until his sexual orientation became known toward the end of his life. The following year, Hurt gave a memorable performance as the emperor Caligula in the major BBC drama serial, I, Claudius. Hudson was reportedly very good friends with Jim Nabors of television's Gomer Pyle. However, it was his portrayal of the outrageous Quentin Crisp in the 1975 TV play, The Naked Civil Servant, that he shot to fame, earning the BAFTA Television Award for Best Actor in the process.

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. His first film was 1962's The Wild and the Willing, but his first major role was as Richard Rich in 1966's A Man for All Seasons. The couple divorced in 1958. He performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and is a member of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Hudson married studio employee Phyllis Gates in 1955, and the news was made known by all the major gossip magazines. Martin's School for Art, but turned to the stage in 1962. James in the popular American television series McMillan and Wife that aired on NBC. Born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Hurt studied art at the St.

From 1971 to 1978, Hudson starred opposite Susan St. John Vincent Hurt (born January 22, 1940) CBE, is a British actor. 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. The Plague Dogs (voice only). The two made Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back and Send Me No Flowers together. The Black Cauldron (voice only). During the 1950s and 1960s, Hudson was known for several fluff comedies, largely starring with Doris Day. Hellboy.

In 1956 he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, and two years later, Look Magazine named him Star of the Year. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's/Philosopher's Stone. His one line took 38 takes, because he kept forgetting it. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001). 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. Love and Death on Long Island (1997). Hudson served in the United States Navy during World War II as an airplane mechanic. 1984.

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. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Born in Winnetka, Illinois, Hudson was the first major American celebrity to admit to being afflicted with AIDS. King Ralph. Roy Harold Scherer Jr. (November 17, 1925 - October 2, 1985), better known as Rock Hudson, was an American actor. Frankenstein Unbound. The Field.

Scandal. White Mischief. Aria. Spaceballs (cameo appearance spoofing his role in Alien).

The Osterman Weekend. Watership Down (voice only). Champions. History of the World, Part I (cameo appearance as Jesus).

The Elephant Man (nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor). Heaven's Gate. Alien. Midnight Express (nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor).

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