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Rock Hudson

Rock HudsonAKA Leroy Harold Scherer, Jr.

Born: 17-Nov-1925
Birthplace: Winnetka, IL
Died: 2-Oct-1985
Location of death: Beverly Hills, CA
Cause of death: AIDS
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered at sea)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ice Station Zebra

Military service: US Navy (WWII, mechanic)

Wife: Phyllis Gates (m. 1955, arranged by Universal Studios, div. 1958, d. 4-Jan-2006)
Boyfriend: Marc Christian (cohabited, filed palimony suit after Hudson's death)
Boyfriend: Jim Nabors (actor)

    High School: New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL (1943)

    Endorsement of R. J. Reynolds Camel cigarettes
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6104 Hollywood Blvd.
    Visited Disneyland Candlelight Procession (Dec-1968, Dec-1972, Dec-1976)
    Heart Bypass Operation
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    TELEVISION
    Dynasty Daniel Reece (1984-85)
    The Devlin Connection Brian Devlin (1982)
    McMillan and Wife Stewart McMillan (1971-76)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Ambassador (23-May-1984)
    World War III (31-Jan-1982)
    The Mirror Crack'd (19-Dec-1980)
    The Martian Chronicles (27-Jan-1980)
    Avalanche (30-Aug-1978)
    Embryo (21-May-1976)
    Showdown (8-Jun-1973) · Chuck
    Pretty Maids All in a Row (28-Apr-1971)
    Hornets' Nest (9-Sep-1970)
    Darling Lili (24-Jun-1970)
    The Undefeated (7-Nov-1969) · Col. James Langdon
    A Fine Pair (10-May-1969)
    Ice Station Zebra (23-Oct-1968) · Cmdr. James Ferraday
    Tobruk (7-Feb-1967) · Maj. Craig
    Seconds (5-Oct-1966)
    Blindfold (23-Dec-1965)
    A Very Special Favor (2-Aug-1965)
    Strange Bedfellows (10-Feb-1965) · Carter
    Send Me No Flowers (14-Oct-1964) · George
    Man's Favorite Sport (29-Jan-1964) · Roger Willoughby
    A Gathering of Eagles (21-Jun-1963)
    The Spiral Road (3-Aug-1962)
    Lover Come Back (20-Dec-1961) · Jerry Webster
    Come September (9-Aug-1961) · Robert Talbot
    The Last Sunset (7-Jun-1961) · Dana Stribling
    Pillow Talk (6-Oct-1959) · Brad Allen
    This Earth is Mine (26-Jun-1959)
    Twilight for the Gods (6-Aug-1958)
    The Tarnished Angels (6-Jan-1958)
    A Farewell to Arms (14-Dec-1957) · Lt. Frederick Henry
    Something of Value (10-May-1957) · Peter McKenzie
    Battle Hymn (14-Feb-1957) · Dean Hess
    Written on the Wind (Dec-1956) · Mitch Wayne
    Giant (10-Oct-1956) · Bick Benedict
    Never Say Goodbye (10-Mar-1956)
    All That Heaven Allows (7-Jan-1956) · Ron Kirby
    Captain Lightfoot (18-Feb-1955)
    One Desire (1955)
    Bengal Brigade (6-Nov-1954)
    Magnificent Obsession (4-Aug-1954)
    Taza, Son of Cochise (18-Feb-1954) · Taza
    Back to God's Country (Nov-1953)
    Gun Fury (30-Oct-1953) · Ben Warren
    The Golden Blade (12-Aug-1953) · Harun
    Sea Devils (Apr-1953)
    Seminole (Mar-1953) · Lance Caldwell
    The Lawless Breed (3-Jan-1953) · John Wesley Hardin
    Horizons West (11-Oct-1952)
    Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (4-Jul-1952)
    Scarlet Angel (20-Jun-1952)
    Here Come the Nelsons (23-Feb-1952) · Charlie Jones
    Bend of the River (23-Jan-1952)
    Iron Man (18-Aug-1951) · Speed O'Keefe
    Bright Victory (16-Jul-1951) · Dudek
    Air Cadet (14-Mar-1951)
    Tomahawk (5-Feb-1951) · Burt Hanna
    Shakedown (1-Sep-1950)
    The Desert Hawk (5-Aug-1950)
    Winchester '73 (12-Jul-1950) · Young Bull
    I Was a Shoplifter (27-Apr-1950)
    Undertow (1-Dec-1949) · Detective

Author of books:
Rock Hudson: His Story (1986, biography)


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