Rock Hudson

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Birthday
17, 1925
Birthplace
Winnetka, IL
Death Date
Oct 2, 1985 (59)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
17, 1925
Birthplace
Winnetka, IL
Death Date
Oct 2, 1985 (59)

About

Gay matinee idol who appeared in Magnificent Obsession and died of AIDS in 1985. He gained additional fame for his role in the mystery show, McMillan & Wife.

Before Fame

His father abandoned his family when Rock was very young. While attempting to break into the film industry, he was briefly employed as a truck driver.

Trivia

He was in a few romantic comedies with Doris Day.

Family Life

He married his agent's secretary, Phyllis Gates, in 1925 and they remained together until her death in 2006. His father, Roy Harold Schere, Sr. was a man of Swiss and German ancestry. After he left, Rock's mother, Katherine Wood, remarried Wally Fitzgerald.

Associated With

He starred with Jane Wyman in Magnificent Obsession.

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