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Rock Hudson

Actor | * 11/17/1925 († 59, 10/02/1985) | Winnetka, Illinois, USA
Rock Hudson (born Roy Harold Scherer Jr.; November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985) was an American actor. One of the most popular movie stars of his time, Hudson's screen career spanned four decades. A prominent heartthrob of the Hollywood Golden Age, he achieved stardom with his role in Magnificent Obsession (1954), followed by All That Heaven Allows (1955) and Giant (1956), for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Hudson also found continued success with a string of romantic comedies co-starring Doris Day: Pillow Talk (1959), Lover Come Back (1961), and Send Me No Flowers (1964). During the late 1960s, his films included Seconds (1966), ()
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Roy Harold Scherer, Jr., later Roy Harold Fitzgerald (November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985), known professionally as Rock Hudson, was an American film and television actor, recognized as a romantic leading man during the 1950s and 1960s, most notably in several romantic comedies with Doris Day. Hudson was voted "Star of the Year", "Favorite Leading Man", and similar titles by numerous movie magazines. The 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) tall actor was one of the most popular and well-known movie stars of the time. He completed nearly 70 motion pictures and starred in several television productions during a career that spanned over four decades. Hudson was also one of the first major Hollywood celebrities to die from an AIDS-related illness.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Rock Hudson

Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Rock Hudson as Actor(79)

as Himself (archive footage)2015 Tab Hunter Confidential
as Himself (archive footage)2010 Rock Hudson: Dark and Handsome Stranger
as Ron Kirby (archive footage)2007 When Fear Eats the Soul
as Himself (archive footage)1997 The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender
as Himself (archive footage)1992 Rock Hudson's Home Movies
as Neil Chaine1984 The Vegas Strip War
as Frank Stevenson1984 The Ambassador
as Danny Youngblood1981 The Star Maker
as Jason Rudd1980 The Mirror Crack'd
as David Shelby1978 Avalanche
as Dr. Paul Holliston1976 Embryo
as Himself (voice)1974 James Dean Remembered
as Chuck Jarvis1973 Showdown
as Stewart McMillan1971 Once Upon a Dead Man
as Michael 'Tiger' McDrew1971 Pretty Maids All in a Row
as Major William Larrabee1970 Darling Lili
as Turner1970 Hornet's Nest
as Colonel James Langdon1969 The Undefeated
as Cdr. James Ferraday1968 Ice Station Zebra
as Capt. Mike Harmon1968 A Fine Pair
as Major Donald Craig1967 Tobruk
as Antiochus 'Tony' Wilson1966 Seconds
as Dr. Bartholomew Snow1966 Blindfold
as Paul Chadwick1965 A Very Special Favor
as Carter1965 Strange Bedfellows
as George Kimball1964 Send Me No Flowers
as Roger Willoughby1964 Man's Favorite Sport?
as Col. Jim Caldwell1963 A Gathering of Eagles
as Host / Narrator1963 Marilyn
as Dr. Anton Drager1962 The Spiral Road
as Jerry Webster1961 Lover Come Back
as Robert L. Talbot1961 Come September
as Dana Stribling1961 The Last Sunset
as John Rambeau1959 This Earth Is Mine
as Brad Allen1959 Pillow Talk
as Captain David Bell1958 Twilight for the Gods
as Peter McKenzie1957 Something of Value
as Lieutenant Frédéric Henry1957 A Farewell to Arms
as le colonel Dean Hess1957 Battle Hymn
as Burke Devlin1957 The Tarnished Angels
as Dr. Michael Parker1956 Never Say Goodbye
as Mitch Wayne1956 Written on the Wind
as Jordan "Bick" Benedict Jr.1956 Giant
as Ron Kirby1955 All That Heaven Allows
as Michael « Mike » Martin1955 Captain Lightfoot
as Clint Saunders1955 One Desire
as Bob Merrick1954 Magnificent Obsession
as Capt. Jeffrey Claybourne1954 Bengal Brigade
as Harun1953 The Golden Blade
as Ben Warren1953 Gun Fury
as Lance Caldwell1953 Seminole
as Gilliatt1953 Sea Devils
as Peter Keith1953 Back to God's Country
as Charlie Jones1952 Here Come the Nelsons
as Trey Wilson1952 Bend of the River
as John Wesley Hardin1952 The Lawless Breed
as Dan Stebbins1952 Has Anybody Seen My Gal?
as Neil Hammond1952 Horizons West
as Frank Truscott1952 Scarlet Angel
as Upper Classman1951 Air Cadet
as Dudek1951 Bright Victory
as Burt Hanna1951 Tomahawk
as Tommy 'Speed' O'Keefe aka Kosco1951 Iron Man
as Roy Clark1951 The Fat Man
as Store Detective1950 I Was a Shoplifter
as Truck Driver (uncredited)1950 One Way Street
as Johnny "Scat" Mitchell1950 Peggy
as Young Bull1950 Winchester '73
as Captain Ras1950 The Desert Hawk
as Ted, the Night Club Doorman1950 Shakedown
as Detective (as Roc Hudson)1949 Undertow
as 2nd Lt1948 Fighter Squadron

TV Shows/Series with Rock Hudson as Actor(8)

as President Thomas McKenna1982 World War III
as himself1982 Wogan
as Daniel Reece1981 Dynasty
as Col. John Wilder1980 The Martian Chronicles
as Adam Trenton1978 Wheels
as Stewart 'Mac' McMillan1971 McMillan & Wife

Full Name: Rock Hudson
Born: Tuesday, 11/17 1925 (November) in Winnetka
Died: Wednesday, 10/02 1985 (October) in Marina del Rey (aged: 59)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Educated at: New Trier High School
Spouses (current/former): Phyllis Gates
Other names for Rock Hudson (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Roy Harold Scherer Jr."
Rock Hudson frequently works together with these people:
Russell Metty (10x, Crew)
Bud Westmore (9x, Crew)
Irving Glassberg (9x, Crew)
Frank Skinner (9x, Crew)
Douglas Sirk (8x, Crew)
Milton Carruth (8x, Crew)
Elizabeth Taylor (7x, Actress)
Ross Hunter (7x, Crew)
Axel Vreeken (7x, Crew)
Joseph Pevney (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3826, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/08/2020