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Rock Hudson

Roy Harold Scherer, Jr., later Roy Harold Fitzgerald (November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985), known professionally as Rock Hudson, was an American film and television actor, recognized as a romantic leading man during the 1950s and 1960s, most notably in several romantic comedies with Doris Day. Hudson was voted "Star of the Year", "Favorite Leading Man", and similar titles by numerous movie magazines. The 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) tall actor was one of the most popular and well-known movie stars of the time. He completed nearly 70 motion pictures and starred in several television productions during a career that spanned over four decades. Hudson was also one of the first major Hollywood celebrities to die from an AIDS-related illness.

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Nov 17, 1925 In Winnetka, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Bambi-Verleihung 1948-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Tab Hunter Confidential 2015-03-15
Known For
Poster of The Ambassador
Poster of Wogan
Poster of Dynasty
Poster of The Carol Burnett Show
Movie Tab Hunter Confidential Himself (archive footage) 2015-03-15
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Unknown 2014-02-01
Movie Rock Hudson: Dark and Handsome Stranger Himself (archive footage) 2010-02-13
Movie When Fear Eats the Soul Ron Kirby (archive footage) 2007-02-01
Movie A Tale of Two Sisters - Lorna Luft and Liza Minnelli Himself (archive footage) 2004-01-01
Movie Judy Garland: By Myself Himself 2004-02-25
Movie The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender Himself (archive footage) 1997-11-01
Movie Rock Hudson's Home Movies Archive footage 1992-09-12
Movie George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey Self 1985-03-03
Movie The Vegas Strip War Neil Chaine 1984-11-25
Movie The Ambassador Frank Stevenson 1984-05-23
Series World War III President Thomas McKenna 1982-01-31
Series The Devlin Connection Brian Devlin 1982-10-02
Series Wogan Himself 1982-05-04
Series Dynasty Daniel Reece 1981-01-12
Movie The Star Maker Danny Youngblood 1981-05-11
Series The Martian Chronicles Col. John Wilder 1980-01-15
Movie The Beatrice Arthur Special Himself 1980-01-19
Movie The Mirror Crack'd Jason Rudd 1980-09-19
Movie Musical Comedy Tonight Unknown 1979-10-01
Series Musical Comedy Tonight Self 1979-10-01
Series Wheels Adam Trenton 1978-05-07
Movie Avalanche David Shelby 1978-09-29
Series Bitte umblättern Self 1977-04-20
Movie Embryo Dr. Paul Holliston 1976-05-21
Movie Elizabeth Taylor: An Intimate Portrait Himself 1975-02-27
Movie James Dean Remembered Himself (voice) 1974-01-01
Movie Showdown Chuck Jarvis 1973-06-20
Movie Pretty Maids All in a Row Michael 'Tiger' McDrew 1971-04-28
Movie The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special Himself 1971-03-14
Movie Once Upon a Dead Man Stewart McMillan 1971-09-17
Series V.I.P. Schaukel Unknown 1971-05-09
Series McMillan & Wife Stewart 'Mac' McMillan 1971-09-17
Movie Darling Lili Major William Larrabee 1970-06-18
Movie Hornets' Nest Turner 1970-09-08
Movie The Undefeated Colonel James Langdon 1969-10-04
Movie Ice Station Zebra Cdr. James Ferraday 1968-10-23
Movie A Fine Pair Capt. Mike Harmon 1968-09-27
Movie Tobruk Major Donald Craig 1967-02-07
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Movie Blindfold Dr. Bartholomew Snow 1966-05-23
Movie Seconds Antiochus 'Tony' Wilson 1966-10-05
Movie Strange Bedfellows Carter 1965-02-09
Movie Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase Unknown 1965-05-31
Movie A Very Special Favor Paul Chadwick 1965-08-02
Movie Man's Favorite Sport? Roger Willoughby 1964-01-31
Movie Send Me No Flowers George Kimball 1964-10-14
Movie Marilyn Host / Narrator 1963-04-18
Movie A Gathering of Eagles Col. Jim Caldwell 1963-06-21
Movie The Spiral Road Dr. Anton Drager 1962-08-03
Movie The Last Sunset Dana Stribling 1961-06-06
Movie Come September Robert L. Talbot 1961-01-01
Movie Lover Come Back Jerry Webster 1961-12-20
Movie This Earth Is Mine John Rambeau 1959-06-26
Movie Pillow Talk Brad Allen 1959-10-07
Movie Twilight for the Gods Captain David Bell 1958-08-06
Series Kraft Music Hall Self - Host 1958-10-08
Movie Something of Value Peter McKenzie 1957-05-08
Movie Battle Hymn Col. Dean E. Hess 1957-02-14
Movie The Tarnished Angels Burke Devlin 1957-11-21
Movie A Farewell to Arms Lieutenant Frédéric Henry 1957-12-14
Movie Written on the Wind Mitch Wayne 1956-10-04
Movie Never Say Goodbye Dr. Michael Parker 1956-03-10
Movie New York Premiere Telecast 'Giant' Himself 1956-10-09
Movie Giant Jordan "Bick" Benedict Jr. 1956-11-24
Movie Captain Lightfoot Michael « Mike » Martin 1955-03-26
Movie One Desire Clint Saunders 1955-07-20
Movie All That Heaven Allows Ron Kirby 1955-12-25
Movie Magnificent Obsession Bob Merrick 1954-08-07
Movie Taza, Son of Cochise Taza 1954-02-18
Movie Bengal Brigade Capt. Jeffrey Claybourne 1954-11-06
Movie Sea Devils Gilliatt 1953-05-23
Movie Seminole Lance Caldwell 1953-03-01
Movie The Golden Blade Harun 1953-08-12
Movie Back to God's Country Peter Keith 1953-11-01
Movie Gun Fury Ben Warren 1953-10-09
Movie Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Narrator (uncredited) 1953-12-02
Movie Here Come the Nelsons Charlie Jones 1952-02-23
Movie Bend of the River Trey Wilson 1952-02-13
Movie Scarlet Angel Frank Truscott 1952-06-20
Movie Has Anybody Seen My Gal? Dan Stebbins 1952-06-25
Movie Horizons West Neil Hammond 1952-10-11
Movie The Lawless Breed John Wesley Hardin 1952-12-28
Movie Air Cadet Upper Classman 1951-03-14
Movie Tomahawk Burt Hanna 1951-02-05
Movie The Fat Man Roy Clark 1951-05-19
Movie Bright Victory Dudek 1951-07-31
Series I Love Lucy Rock Hudson 1951-10-15
Movie Iron Man Tommy 'Speed' O'Keefe aka Kosco 1951-08-18
Movie I Was a Shoplifter Store Detective 1950-05-13
Movie One Way Street Truck Driver (uncredited) 1950-04-01
Movie Peggy Johnny "Scat" Mitchell 1950-07-01
Movie Winchester '73 Young Bull 1950-07-12
Movie Shakedown Ted, the Night Club Doorman 1950-09-01
Movie The Desert Hawk Captain Ras 1950-08-05
Movie Undertow Detective (as Roc Hudson) 1949-12-03
Series Bambi-Verleihung himself 1948-01-01
Movie Fighter Squadron 2nd Lt 1948-11-27