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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 & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Giant Jordan 'Bick' Benedict Jr.
(1956)
Pillow Talk Brad Allen
(1959)
Come September Robert L. Talbot
(1961)
Lover Come Back Jerry Webster
(1961)

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 1984-1985 Dynasty (TV Series)
Daniel Reece
- Sammy Jo (1985) ... Daniel Reece
- Reconciliation (1985) ... Daniel Reece
- The Crash (1985) ... Daniel Reece
- Circumstantial Evidence (1985) ... Daniel Reece
- The Ball (1985) ... Daniel Reece
 1984 The Vegas Strip War (TV Movie)
Neil Chaine
 1984 The Ambassador
Frank Stevenson
 1982 The Devlin Connection (TV Series)
Brian Devlin
- Jennifer (1982) ... Brian Devlin
- Erica (1982) ... Brian Devlin
- Allison (1982) ... Brian Devlin
- Claudine (1982) ... Brian Devlin
- Arsenic and Old Caviar (1982) ... Brian Devlin
 1982 The Devlin Connection III
Brian Devlin
 1982 World War III (TV Movie)
President Thomas McKenna
 1981 The Patricia Neal Story (TV Movie)
Rock Hudson (uncredited)
 1981 The Star Maker (TV Movie)
Danny Youngblood
 1980 The Mirror Crack'd
Jason Rudd
 1980 The Martian Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Col. John Wilder
- The Martians (1980) ... Col. John Wilder
- The Settlers (1980) ... Col. John Wilder
- The Expeditions (1980) ... Col. John Wilder
 1978 Avalanche
David Shelby
 1978 Wheels (TV Mini-Series)
Adam Trenton
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Adam Trenton
 1971-1977 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Stewart McMillan
- Have You Heard About Vanessa? (1977) ... Stewart McMillan
- Affair of the Heart (1977) ... Stewart McMillan
- Coffee, Tea, or Cyanide (1977) ... Stewart McMillan
- Philip's Game (1977) ... Stewart McMillan
- Dark Sunrise (1977) ... Stewart McMillan
 1976 Embryo
Dr. Paul Holliston
 1973 Showdown
Chuck Jarvis
 1970 Hornets' Nest
Turner
 1970 Darling Lili
Major William Larrabee
 1969 The Undefeated
Col. James Langdon
 1968-1969 Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Episode #2.21 (1969) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Episode #2.12 (1968) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Episode #2.8 (1968) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
 1968 Ice Station Zebra
Cdr. James Ferraday
 1968 A Fine Pair
Capt. Mike Harmon
 1967 Tobruk
Maj. Donald Craig
 1966 Blindfold
Dr. Bartholomew Snow
 1966 Seconds
Antiochus Wilson
 1965 A Very Special Favor
Paul Chadwick
 1965 Strange Bedfellows
Carter Harrison
 1964 Send Me No Flowers
George
 1964 Man's Favorite Sport?
Roger Willoughby
 1963 A Gathering of Eagles
Col. Jim Caldwell
 1962 The Spiral Road
Dr. Anton Drager
 1961 Lover Come Back
Jerry Webster
 1961 Come September
Robert L. Talbot
 1961 The Last Sunset
Dana Stribling
 1959 Pillow Talk
Brad Allen
 1959 This Earth Is Mine
John Rambeau
 1958 Twilight for the Gods
Captain David Bell
 1957 A Farewell to Arms
Lt. Frederick Henry
 1957 The Tarnished Angels
Burke Devlin
 1957 Something of Value
Henry's Son - Peter
 1957 Battle Hymn
Col. Dean E. Hess
 1956 Written on the Wind
Mitch Wayne
 1956 Giant
Jordan 'Bick' Benedict Jr.
 1956 Never Say Goodbye
Dr. Michael Parker
 1955 All That Heaven Allows
Ron Kirby
 1955 One Desire
Clint Saunders
 1955 Captain Lightfoot
Michael Martin
 1954 Bengal Brigade
Capt. Jeffrey Claybourne
 1954 Magnificent Obsession
Bob Merrick
 1954 Taza, Son of Cochise
Taza
 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
 1953 Seminole
Lt. Lance Caldwell
 1953 The Lawless Breed
John Wesley Hardin
 1952 Horizons West
Neil Hammond
 1952 Has Anybody Seen My Gal
Dan Stebbins
 1952 Scarlet Angel
Frank Truscott
 1952 Bend of the River
Trey Wilson
 1952 Here Come the Nelsons
Charles E. 'Charlie' Jones
 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 Shakedown
Ted
 1950 The Desert Hawk
Captain Ras
 1950 Peggy
Johnny 'Scat' Mitchell
 1950 Winchester '73
Young Bull
 1950 I Was a Shoplifter
Si Swanson - 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:

His dramatic appearances in network radio were limited to three between 1952 and 1954 (two appearances on 'The Lux Radio Theatre' and one on 'Stars Over Hollywood'). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 9 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 12 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:

"I am not happy that I am sick. I am not happy that I have AIDS. But if that is helping others, I can at least know that my own misfortune has had some positive worth." (1985) See more »

Trivia:

Following his diagnosis of AIDS in June 1984, Hudson told his doctor that he hoped he would die from a heart attack (he had undergone an emergency quintuple heart bypass in 1981) before the public could find out the truth. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Rock Pyle See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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