Rock Hudson

Actor Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson, was an American film and television actor. Though widely known as a leading man in the 1950s & 60s, Hudson is also recognized for dramatic roles in films such as Giant and Magnificent Obsession. In later years, Hudson found success in television, starring in the popular mystery series McMillan & Wife & landing a recurring role on the prime time soap opera Dynasty.
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A Family Affair - MSN Autos (blog)
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In the photo world, Sid was a visionary, best remembered for capturing the private moments of stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, Marlon Brando and Audrey Hepburn. He shot them as people, not icons -- on the movie set between takes and away from
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Doris Day - My Heart - musicOMH.com
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... and re-imaginings of familiar tunes, My Heart does just this - taking us back on cotton-candy flights of fancy to a mythically idyllic age where the girls could breeze through life on feistiness alone and the guys were all as butch as Rock Hudson
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On Demand picks - Boston Globe
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DOWN WITH LOVE (Max on Comcast ) Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor in a fond but rather wobbly parody of old Doris Day/Rock Hudson comedies. Director Peyton Reed dresses the film in the swanky colors of the lounge era, and the script is clever when
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Sports Brings Us Back to Reality... Again - Patch.com
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Rock Hudson and Arthur Ashe to name two, but somehow, there were still large portions of America where AIDS and its causes were not discussed. This was 1991. We didn't expect him to live. We expected to watch him die. He was a man who always seemed so
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Tremors from Virginia earthquake rock Hudson Valley - Times Herald-Record
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(UPDATE: As of 2:30 pm the USGS puts the magnitudeof the quake at 5.9 at the epicenter in Louisa, Va., a small town near Richmond, Va.) The Times Herald-Record's Middletown office (where we felt it too) has fielded calls in the past few minutes from
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DORIS DAY: CAN SHE MAKE A COMEBACK AT 87? - Express.co.uk
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In her heyday as America's favourite Girl Next Door she topped the table of box-office stars for four years running and was in the Top 10 for a decade, far outstripping any of her male co-stars who included Rock Hudson, Clark Gable, James Stewart and
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Celebrity hairstylist, AIDS activist Guy Lawson dies at age 66 in LA - The Desert Sun
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27, 1944, in Enterprise, Miss., moved to Los Angeles in 1971, where he did hair for celebrities including Anne Ford Johnson, Ali McGraw, Rock Hudson, Dinah Shore, Robert Evans and Edie Adams, Taylor said. When he retired, Lawson moved to Palm Springs,
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CD Review: PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW soundtrack - Assignment X
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One of those great, groovy WTF early 70's flicks, PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW cast randy Rock Hudson as a football coach-cum-guidance counselor, whom most of the high school is falling in the sack, couch and car
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September, don't come - Kathimerini
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By Angelos Stangos Some people may recall “Come September,” a 1961 film starring Rock Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida. This coming September will bear no resemblance to that light summer romantic comedy -- not in Greece, nor in Europe, or the rest of the
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My big Italian movie: marketing Big Mamma's Boy - encore
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“I've always loved Rock Hudson and Doris Day movies, with music and wonderful humour and wonderful style, design-wise, and at the same time I love My Big Fat Greek Wedding so I hope those elements have rubbed off to be a good romantic comedy.”
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A Celebrity Dating Solution - Military.com
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When the case goes to trial, it turns out that her clients who originally paid to marry Doris Day or Rock Hudson were actually getting married to each other. Case dismissed, everybody's happy. So, maybe all you YouTube celebrity daters should hook up
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10 Best Openly Gay Actors - Screen Junkies
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Rock Hudson. Rock Hudson's story stands as one of the more tragic ones of openly gay actors in Hollywood. At the height of his career, he was considered the standard for manly stature. However, he was desperate to hide the fact that he was gay for fear
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Chill out with these 10 cool flicks - ABC Action News
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Rock Hudson and Ernest Borgnine star. "Doctor Zhivago" (1965): Brrrrr. The title character (Omar Sharif) deals with heaping mounds of snow in his pursuit of the ultimate Ice Princess (Julie Christie). You might even be able to turn down the air
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Rock Hudson's Home Movies & The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender DVD Reviews - HeyUGuys.co.uk
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Two documentaries by Mark Rappaport reach DVD in the UK for the first time with the Bounty Films' releases of Rock Hudson's Home Movies & The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender. The first, Rock Hudson's Home Movies, is something of an experiment from
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DVD Review: Dynasty (The Fifth Season, Volume One & Two) - Inside Pulse
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There were plenty of additions to the cast with Billy Dee Williams (The Empire Strikes Back), Ali MacGraw (Love Story) and Rock Hudson (Giant) dropping by the mansion. Nothing was done in a small way for the top show on TV. Volume One starts off with a
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Watching The World: Ice Station Zebra? - Oil & Gas Journal
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There may be one or two members of the oil and gas industry who remember the 1968 action film, Ice Station Zebra, starring Rock Hudson and Ernest Borgnine, among others, which was loosely based on the 1963 novel of the same name
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'McMillan & Wife: Season Four' - Los Angeles Times
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Since the Rock Hudson-Susan Saint James series about San Francisco's police commissioner and his spouse was part of NBC's "Mystery Movie" anthology in the 1970s, any of its seasons consisted of only a relative handful of episodes
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rock Hudson
    FIFTIES
  • 1985
    Age 59
    Religion re-entered Hudson's life in his last weeks. Although he was raised a Roman Catholic, Hudson hadn't practiced in years and had come to regard himself as an atheist. But on September 25, 1985, at his publicist Tom Clark's request, a priest visited.
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    Hudson is mentioned in the 1985 Faith No More song "We Care a Lot".
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    Following Hudson's death, Marc Christian, Hudson's former lover, sued his estate on grounds of "intentional infliction of emotional distress". Christian claimed that Hudson continued having sex with him until February 1985, more than eight months after Hudson knew that he had HIV.
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    Linda Evans herself appears not to have been angry at Hudson, and asked to introduce the segment of the 1985 Commitment to Life benefit that was dedicated to Hudson.
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    According to comments given in August 1985 by Ed Asner, then president of the Screen Actors Guild, Hudson's revelation caused incipient "panic" within the film and television industry.
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    However, Reagan did in fact phone Hudson privately in his Paris hospital room where he was being treated in July 1985 and released a condolence statement after his death.
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    In a telegram Hudson sent to a September 1985 Hollywood AIDS benefit, Commitment to Life, which he was too ill to attend in person, Hudson said: "I am not happy that I am sick.
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    Shortly after Hudson's press release disclosing his infection, William M. Hoffman, the author of As Is, a play about AIDS that appeared on Broadway in 1985, stated: "If Rock Hudson can have it, nice people can have it.
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    The disclosure of Hudson's AIDS diagnosis provoked widespread public discussion of his homosexuality (or, some would say, bisexuality). In its August 15, 1985 issue, People published a story that discussed his disease in the context of his sexuality.
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    On the morning of October 2, 1985, Hudson died in his sleep from AIDS-related complications at his home in Beverly Hills at age 59, less than two months before what would have been his 60th birthday.
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    He was released from the hospital in late August 1985 and returned to his home, "The Castle", in Beverly Hills for private hospice care.
    But, four days later, July 25, 1985, Hudson's publicist confirmed that Hudson did in fact have AIDS.
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    On 16 July 1985, Hudson joined his old friend Doris Day for a press conference announcing the launch of her new TV cable show Doris Day's Best Friends in which Hudson was videotaped visiting Day's ranch in Carmel, California, a few days earlier.
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  • 1984
    Age 58
    From December 1984 to April 1985, Hudson appeared in a recurring role on the ABC prime time soap opera Dynasty as Daniel Reece, the love interest for Krystle Carrington (played by Linda Evans) and biological father of the character Sammy Jo Carrington (Heather Locklear).
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    Unknown to the public, Hudson was diagnosed with HIV on 5 June 1984, just three years after the existence of HIV and AIDS had been discovered by scientists.
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    During 1984, while filming the TV drama The Vegas Strip War, Hudson's health grew worse and prompted rumors that he was suffering from liver cancer (among other ailments) because of his increasingly gaunt face and build.
  • 1983
    Age 57
    He was in ill health while filming the action-drama film The Ambassador in Israel during the winter months of 1983 to 1984.
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  • 1982
    Age 56
    Emergency quintuple heart bypass surgery sidelined Hudson and his new TV show The Devlin Connection for a year, and the show was canceled in December 1982 soon after it had first aired.
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  • 1981
    Age 55
    In the early 1980s, following years of heavy drinking and smoking, Hudson began having health problems which resulted in a heart attack in November 1981.
  • FORTIES
  • 1971
    Age 45
    His most successful television series was McMillan & Wife opposite Susan Saint James, which ran from 1971 to 1977.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1958
    Age 32
    Gates filed for divorce after three years in April 1958, citing mental cruelty.
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  • 1957
    Age 31
    Along with Cary Grant, Hudson was regarded as one of the best-dressed male stars in Hollywood, and received Top 10 Stars of the Year a record-setting eight times from 1957 to 1964.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1954
    Age 28
    Director Douglas Sirk gave Hudson his first leading role, in the 1954 film Magnificent Obsession, co-starring Jane Wyman.
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  • 1953
    Age 27
    In 1953 he appeared in a Camel commercial which showed him on the set of Seminole.
  • 1948
    Age 22
    Hudson made his acting debut with a small part in the 1948 Warner Bros. film Fighter Squadron, and took 38 takes to successfully deliver his only line in the film.
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  • 1947
    Age 21
    After he sent talent scout Henry Willson a picture of himself in 1947, Willson took Hudson on as a client and changed his name to Rock Hudson, although Hudson later admitted he hated the name.
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  • 1946
    Age 20
    In 1946, after returning to San Francisco aboard an aircraft carrier, Hudson moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career and applied to the University of Southern California's dramatics program, but he was rejected due to poor grades.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1925
    Born
    Born on November 17, 1925.
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