Phyllis Gates
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Phyllis Gates
Phyllis Lucille Gates was an American secretary and interior decorator known for her three year marriage to the actor Rock Hudson. The story of their marriage was depicted in the 1990 TV film Rock Hudson, starring Daphne Ashbrook (as Gates) and Thomas Ian Griffith (as Hudson).
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Biografilm 2011 ricorda Rock Hudson - DoppioSchermo
Google News - over 5 years
Dal matrimonio “finto” con la segretaria Phyllis Gates, organizzato dal suo agente per non gridare allo scandalo tra i giornali scandalistici, all'amicizia con Liz Taylor, segretamente innamorata dell'attore, fino al personaggio de I Flinstone a lui
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Personajes famosos que se infectaron con sida - ElTiempo.com
Google News - over 5 years
Dos años después, la mujer, llamada Phyllis Gates, supo de la homosexualidad de su esposo, pero guardó silencio. Hudson medía casi dos metros pero cuando falleció en su casa de Beverly Hills en octubre de 1985 no pesaba más de 50 kilos
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6/12: Larry King at Wild Horse Pass - Arizona Republic
Google News - over 5 years
Then Phyllis Gates, Rock Hudson's wife. She had never done an interview, and this was right after Rock Hudson died. We gave her the whole hour. I asked, "How'd you feel about him having AIDS?" "I felt bad." "Did you know he was gay?" "No
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Weddings and Movie Stars: a fairytale romance? - The Independent
Google News - almost 6 years
The book even includes so-called marriages of convenience such as the secret civil wedding of Rock Hudson to his agent's secretary Phyllis Gates. The event was reportedly rather hastily arranged in response from threats from Confidential magazine to
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Larry King: memórias do rei dos suspensórios - i Informação
Google News - almost 6 years
... seja na rádio, e conversou com milhares de pessoas, de Frank Sinatra ("que nos transportava para um palco") a Bill Clinton ("que nos levava às salas do poder"), passando pela sua entrevistada mais difícil de sempre, reconheceu: Phyllis Gates
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Many Couples Must Negotiate Terms of 'Brokeback' Marriages
NYTimes - almost 11 years
One hour into ''Brokeback Mountain,'' Amy Jo Remmele began to cry, and not just for the woman on-screen, standing in a doorway in Riverton, Wyo., watching her husband embrace a man. ''When I saw that look in her eyes, I thought, 'Oh, yeah.' Even though I never saw my husband with another man, I knew exactly how that woman would have felt,'' said
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Review/Television; The Life, Death and Secrets of Rock Hudson
NYTimes - about 27 years
LEAD: Having spent most of his life trying to keep his homosexuality secret, Rock Hudson ended up having his AIDS-related death sensationalized internationally. No more hiding. The all-American guy, the very image of handsome ruggedness, was gay. Ironically, his death was a turning point in the strenuous efforts by concerned citizens, especially
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TELEVISION; The Rock Hudson Story Gets Told. And Perhaps Retold
NYTimes - about 27 years
LEAD: The networks are competing more fiercely and frequently over the rights to titillating true stories. Lately, ABC and NBC have been duking it out over the life and death of Rock Hudson, the Hollywood star who died of AIDS in 1985. Last year, NBC announced plans for a biography and commissioned a script, but ABC quietly moved in and beat the
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ROCK HUDSON, SCREEN IDOL, DIES AT 59
NYTimes - over 31 years
Rock Hudson, the actor whose handsome looks and flair for comedy made him a romantic idol of the 1950's and 60's, died yesterday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 59 years old and had been suffering for more than a year from AIDS. Mr. Hudson, whose search for medical treatment in recent months focused worldwide attention on the incurable disease,
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 79
    Died on January 4, 2006.
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  • 1990
    Age 63
    The story of their marriage was depicted in the 1990 TV film Rock Hudson, starring Daphne Ashbrook and Thomas Ian Griffith.
    More Details Hide Details She later became a successful interior decorator. She died from lung cancer at her home in Marina del Rey, California aged 80.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1958
    Age 31
    These were confirmed by a close friend of hers, who also revealed to her that the individual Hudson had the affair with was a man, and the couple was divorced in 1958.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1954
    Age 27
    She was born in Dawson, Minnesota and raised on a farm. She was employed as a secretary to the Hollywood talent agent, Henry Willson when she met Rock Hudson in October 1954. They started dating several days later and were married in Santa Barbara on November 9, 1955, shortly after he finished filming Giant (1956).
    More Details Hide Details It is generally accepted that the marriage was arranged by Hudson's agent in an attempt to prevent press revelations that Hudson was gay. In her autobiography, published after Hudson's death from AIDS in 1985, Gates claimed that she was not complicit in the deception and did not know Hudson was homosexual when they married, and that she only became aware of his true sexual orientation after they were married. However, after her death, press articles appeared saying she was a lesbian who was complicit in the deception. No conclusive proof has been definitely established regarding her knowledge or motives, and speculation continues. Following a brief honeymoon, the marriage began to disintegrate. They separated following rumors that he had committed adultery while on location in Italy for the film A Farewell to Arms in 1957.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1925
    Age -2
    Born on December 7, 1925.
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