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Rock Hudson (I) (1925–1985)


Rock Hudson was born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. in Winnetka, Illinois, to Katherine (Wood), a telephone operator, and Roy Harold Scherer, an auto mechanic. He was of German, Swiss-German, English, and Irish descent. His parents divorced when he was eight years old. He failed to obtain parts in school plays because he couldn't remember lines. After ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Giant
Giant Jordan 'Bick' Benedict Jr.
(1956)
Pillow Talk
Pillow Talk Brad Allen
(1959)
McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife Stewart McMillan
(1971-1977)
Written on the Wind
Written on the Wind Mitch Wayne
(1956)

Filmography

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 1984 The Vegas Strip War (TV Movie)
Neil Chaine
 1984 The Ambassador
Frank Stevenson
 1982 World War III (TV Movie)
President Thomas McKenna
 1981 The Star Maker (TV Movie)
Danny Youngblood
 1978 Avalanche
David Shelby
 1978 Wheels (TV Mini-Series)
Adam Trenton
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Adam Trenton
 1976 Embryo
Dr. Paul Holliston
 1970 Hornets' Nest
Turner
 1970 Darling Lili
Major William Larrabee
 1969 The Undefeated
Colonel James Langdon
 1968 Ice Station Zebra
Cdr. James Ferraday
 1968 A Fine Pair
Capt. Mike Harmon
 1967 Tobruk
Maj. Donald Craig
 1965 Blindfold
Dr. Bartholomew Snow
 1965 A Very Special Favor
Paul Chadwick
 1965 Strange Bedfellows
Carter Harrison
 1963 A Gathering of Eagles
Col. Jim Caldwell
 1961 The Last Sunset
Dana Stribling
 1959 This Earth Is Mine
John Rambeau
 1957 The Tarnished Angels
Burke Devlin
 1957 Battle Hymn
Colonel Dean E. Hess
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Intermission Guest
- The Undesirable (1957) ... Intermission Guest
 1956 Never Say Goodbye
Dr. Michael Parker
 1955 One Desire
Clint Saunders
 1955 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Rock Hudson
- In Palm Springs (1955) ... Rock Hudson
 1955 Captain Lightfoot
Michael Martin
 1954 Bengal Brigade
Capt. Jeffrey Claybourne
 1953 Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
Narrator (uncredited)
 1953 Back to God's Country
Peter Keith
 1953 Gun Fury
Ben Warren
 1953 The Golden Blade
Harun
 1953 Sea Devils
Gilliatt
 1952 Has Anybody Seen My Gal
Dan Stebbins
 1952 Scarlet Angel
Frank Truscott
 1952 Here Come the Nelsons
Charles E. 'Charlie' Jones
 1952 Bend of the River
Trey Wilson
 1951 Iron Man
Tommy 'Speed' O'Keefe aka Kosco
 1951 The Fat Man
Roy Clark
 1951 Bright Victory
Dudek
 1951 Air Cadet
Upper Classman
 1951 Tomahawk
Burt Hanna
 1950 The Desert Hawk
Captain Ras
 1950 Peggy
Johnny 'Scat' Mitchell
 1950 I Was a Shoplifter
Store Detective
 1950 One Way Street
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1949 Undertow
Detective (as Roc Hudson)
 1948 Fighter Squadron
Second Lieutenant (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Magazine advertisement for Camel cigarettes (1956) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 11 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Roc Hudson

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Personal Quote:

Right from the start, I hated the script. I just didn't believe in that man for one minute. Making fun of death is difficult and dangerous. That scene where I went out and bought a plot for myself in the cemetery - to me it was completely distasteful. - On Send Me No Flowers (1964) See more »

Trivia:

Involved with Marc Christian during the period he knew he had AIDS, but did not disclose it to Christian. Christian hired Marvin Mitchelson, and sued Hudson's estate for damages and emotional distress. He won a $21.7 million jury award in 1989, which was reduced to $5.5 million in 1991. See more »

Trademark:

Moved from westerns to sob stories to sosphisticated comedies See more »

Nickname:

Leroy See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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