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Roy Fitzgerald "Rock Hudson" Scherer, Jr.

Also Known As: "Rock Hudson"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Winnetka, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Death: October 02, 1985 (59)
At home, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States (complications of AIDS)
Place of Burial: Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Roy Fitzgerald Scherer Sr. and Private
Ex-husband of Phyllis Lucille Gates
Ex-partner of Private

Occupation: Actor Rock Hudson
Managed by: Private User
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About Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson (Roy Fitzgerald Scherer) was an American actor. Hudson is generally known for his turns as a leading man in the 1950s and 1960s and is viewed as a prominent actor and 'heartthrob' of the Hollywood Golden Age. He achieved stardom with roles in films such as Magnificent Obsession (1954), All That Heaven Allows (1955) and Giant (1956), and found continued success with a string of romantic comedies co-starring Doris Day in Pillow Talk (1959), Lover Come Back (1961) and Send Me No Flowers (1964). After appearing in films like Seconds (1966), Tobruk (1967) and Ice Station Zebra (1968) in the late 1960s, Hudson began a second career in television through the 1970s and '80s, starring in the popular mystery series McMillan & Wife and the soap opera Dynasty.

Hudson was voted Star of the Year, Favorite Leading Man, and similar titles by numerous film magazines. He completed nearly 70 films and starred in several television productions during a career that spanned over four decades. Hudson died from AIDS-related complications in 1985, becoming the first major celebrity to die from an AIDS-related illness.

Rock Hudson was one of the biggest stars of his time and it would have been a tragedy if people knew that he was gay. This led to him being married for 3 years to Phyllis Gates, although most of the people in the industry knew that he preferred men.

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Rock Hudson's Timeline

1925
November 17, 1925
Winnetka, Cook County, Illinois, United States
1985
October 2, 1985
Age 59
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States
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Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, United States