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Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson's biography

Roy Harold Scherer Jr. is 60 years old television actor born at Winnetka. Harold was born on Tuesday 17th of November 1925. Harold is often nicknamed as `Roy`, `Leroy`, `Fitz`. According to year of birth 1925 he belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 17th of November means Harold is Scorpio. Scorpio is a watery sign. These people are very intense in their thoughts. They always learn from the transformatory phase of their life.

He is native english speaker. Harold is white american. He is citizen of United States of America. Harold´s primary profession is to be television actor. You can know him also as film actor, stage actor, actor, HIV/AIDS activist. Harold is recently known as soldier.

Rock Hudson's family

Rock Hudson's ex husband

Phyllis Gates

Rock Hudson and Phyllis Gates have been together since 1955 for 3 years. She is known as secretary. His ex husband was born on Monday 7th of December 1925 in Dawson. Harold´s ex husband died on Wednesday 4th of January 2006 in Marina del Rey. Phyllis Gates was 81 years old, when this happened.

Rock Hudson's schools

We found 1 school Harold attended. Name of the school: New Trier High School.

Detailed informations about his schools

He studied high school - New Trier Township High School ,Winnetka, Illinois.

Rock Hudson's career

His main focus is to be television actor. Harold is famous thanks to McMillan and Wife.

Is Rock Hudson gay ?

Harold is known to be gay.

How did Rock Hudson die

He died on on Wednesday 2nd of October 1985 when he was 60 years old at Marina del Rey. Rock Hudsons death was caused by aids (-related complications).

Awards and competitions

Rock Hudson's Awards

  • Hudson and his partner Marc Christian went out of their way while traveling near downtown Los Angeles, so that the couple could meet Michael Jackson during the filming of his award-winning music video, Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983).

Rock Hudson's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for work Giant in 1956

What Rock Hudson has done for a first time

  • Worked as a truck driver when he first moved to Los Angeles, but he spent his spare time idling outside of studio gates and sending photographs of himself to various producers.
  • He was reportedly Universal Studio's first choice to play Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), but was rejected as being too youthful looking at age 36.

Rock Hudson's quotes

  • His legal name was Roy Fitzgerald. When meeting John F. Kennedy, the American president remarked: "They say all Fitzgeralds are related", to which Hudson replied, "I guess that would make Ella happy".
  • I had to overcome the name Rock. If I'd been as hip then as I am now, I would have never consented to be named Rock.
  • John Wayne was then the Hollywood legend, and I was on screen with him. The guy is an angel. He saved my life back then when no other film maker wanted to know me. - On The Undefeated (1969)
  • I did a movie [The Undefeated (1969)] with Duke Wayne [John Wayne] and was very surprised to find out he had small feet, wore lifts, and a corset. Hollywood is seldom what it seems.
  • I can't play a loser - I don't look like one.
  • I have no philosophy about acting or anything else. You just do it. And I mean that. You just do it. However, I can say that with ease after thirty-five years.
  • "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)
  • [on Elizabeth Taylor] She's indestructible.
  • Someone asked me once what my philosophy of life was, and I said some crazy thing. I should have said, how the hell do I know?
  • It was the biggest mistake of my career. - On A Farewell to Arms (1957)
  • It was better than I thought. Why didn't I put more into it? - On McMillan & Wife (1971)
  • I've heard that rumor for years and I just don't care about it. I know lots of gays in Hollywood. Some have tried it on with me, but I've always said, 'Come on, you've got the wrong guy!' As soon as they know that, it's okay! (1978)
  • Television is the monster of all time that eats everything and everybody. When they wanted McMillan & Wife (1971) to go to two hours I said, 'Why? The thing doesn't even hold up for ninety minutes!'.
  • Do you want to know the secret of my second youth? Well, it must have something to do with my being surrounded by men. Women put too much of a strain on the heart! (1984)
  • [After walking out of Los Angeles premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)] Will someone tell me what the hell this is about?
  • He was like ol' Dad to me, and I was like a son to him, I think. When you're scared and new and you're trying to figure out this thing, and suddenly an older man will reach out and say, 'There, there, it's okay,' that was Douglas Sirk.

Rock Hudson's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Rock Hudson looks. We will focus on his height, body shape, eye color and hair color. He is tall as 6' 5" (196 cm). Body build is athletic. Harold´s eyes are tinted brown - light. Harold´s hair is shade of brown - dark.