Rock Hudson

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  • Birth Name: Roy Harold Scherer Jr.
  • Birth Place: Winnetka, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/17/1925, Scorpio
  • Date of Death: 10/02/1985
  • Profession: Actor
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Rock Hudson Fast Facts:
  • Served in the Navy during World War II and, post-war, worked as a postman and truck driver while waiting to be discovered by Hollywood.
  • His first film, Fighter Squadron (1948), was with Warner Bros., but he eventually became a contract player for Universal.
  • Started his film career as a teen idol but finally was recognized for his acting talent with the 1956 release of Giant, in which he co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean.
  • Was paired for the first time with Doris Day in Pillow Talk (1959), the first of a number of box-office hits for the co-stars.
  • Motion picture exhibitors voted him one of Hollywood's 10 most popular stars for eight consecutive years.
  • Television work included the 1970s detective series McMillan and Wife and the prime time soap opera Dynasty in the early 1980s.
  • Died of complications of AIDS in 1985, after becoming the first major celebrity to publicly acknowledge contracting HIV, a revelation that also disclosed his homosexuality.
  • Rock Hudson Relationships:
  • Alice Scherer - Half Sister
  • Tom Clark - Ex-significant Other
  • Jack Coates - Ex-significant Other
  • Phyllis Gates - Ex-wife
  • Roy Scherer Sr. - Father
  • Katherine Wood - Mother
  • Wallace Fitzgerald - Stepfather
  • Marc Christian - Ex-significant Other
  • Rock Hudson Awards:
  • 1956 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1966 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 1960 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 1963 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 1959 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 1961 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner

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