Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson

actor, producer, soundtrack

Rock Hudson was born on Nov 17, 1925 in USA. Rock Hudson's big-screen debut came with Winchester '73 directed by Anthony Mann in 1950, strarring Young Bull. Rock Hudson is known for McMillan & Wife directed by Robert Michael Lewis, Rock Hudson stars as Stewart McMillan and John Schuck as Sgt. Charles Enright. Rock Hudson has got 23 awards and 19 nominations so far. The most recent award Rock Hudson achieved is TP de Oro, Spain. The upcoming new tvshow Rock Hudson plays is McMillan & Wife - Season 6 which will be released on Sep 17, 1971.

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 high school he was a postal employee and during WW II served as a Navy airplane mechanic. After the war he was a truck driver. His size and good looks got him into movies. His name was changed to Rock Hudson, his teeth were capped, he took lessons in acting, singing, fencing and riding. One line in his first picture, Les géants du ciel (1948), needed 38 takes. In 1956 he received an Oscar nomination for Géant (1956) and two years later Look magazine named him Star of the Year. He starred in a number of bedroom comedies, many with Doris Day, and had his own popular TV series McMillan & Wife (1971). He had a recurring role in TV's Dynastie (1981) (1984-5). He was the first major public figure to announce he had AIDS, and his worldwide search for a cure drew international attention. After his death his long-time lover Marc Christian successfully sued his estate, again calling attention to the homosexuality Rock had hidden from most throughout his career.

  • Birthday

    Nov 17, 1925
  • Place of Birth

    Winnetka, Illinois, USA

Known For


23 wins & 19 nominations

TP de Oro, Spain
Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)
Winner - TP de Oro
Bambi Awards
Best Actor - International
Winner - Bambi
Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
Best Actor - International
Winner - Bambi
The Spiral Road (1962)
Best Actor - International
Winner - Bambi
Come September (1961)
Best Actor - International
Winner - Bambi
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows