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Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson
Photo: Universal Pictures / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

November 17, 1925


October 2, 1985


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color

Light Brown


6 ft 5 in | 195.5 cm


95 kg | 215 lbs

Shoe size

14 US | 46 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Rock Hudson was born in Beverly Hills, California, United States, on November 17, 1925, was an American actor.

Young Rock Hudson first started performing in school theater productions.

He made his big screen debut in World War II aviation war film Fighter Squadron (1948) in uncredited role as a pilot.

He got his first leading role as Frank Truscott in adventure movie Scarlet Angel (1952).

He landed his television debut in NBC comedy musical variety series The Colgate Comedy Hour (1954–1955).

Rock's breakthrough performance came as Bob Merrick in drama romantic movie Magnificent Obsession (1954).

Rock Hudson Height and Weight

How tall was Rock Hudson and what was his weight? Rock Hudson's height was 6' 5" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 195.5 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight was 215 іn pоunds or 95 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Jordan "Bick" Benedict Jr. in epic Western drama film Giant (1956).

He won the Faro Island Film Festival Golden Moon Award for Best Actor for his role as Burke Devlin in drama movie The Tarnished Angels (1957).

He won the Bambi Awards for Best Actor - International for his roles in films:

Come September (1961) romantic comedy as Robert L. Talbot

The Spiral Road (1962) adventure drama as Dr. Anton Drager

Man's Favorite Sport? (1964) comedy as Roger Willoughby.

He won the Faro Island Film Festival Golden Train Award for Best Actor and the Bambi Award for Best Actor - International for his role as Brad Allen in romantic comedy film Pillow Talk (1959).

He was nominated for the Golden Laurel Award for Top Male Comedy Performance for his role as Jerry Webster in romantic comedy film Lover Come Back (1961).

He was nominated for the Bambi Awards for Best Actor - International for his roles in movies:

A Farewell to Arms (1957) drama as Lt. Frederick Henry

Seconds (1966) science fiction drama as Antiochus "Tony" Wilson

Tobruk (1967) drama war as Maj. Donald Craig

He was nominated for the Golden Laurel Award for Comedy Performance, Male for his role as George in romantic comedy film Send Me No Flowers (1964).

All That Heaven Allows (1955) drama romance as Ron Kirby

The Undefeated (1969) Western as Col. James Langdon

Ice Station Zebra (1968) thriller drama as Cdr. James Ferraday

Bend of the River (1952) Western as Trey Wilson

Written on the Wind (1956) drama romance as Mitch Wayne

The Last Sunset (1961) Western as Dana Stribling

Best TV Shows

He won the TP de Oro for Best Foreign Actor for his role as Police Commissioner Stuart "Mac" McMillan in NBC police procedural television series McMillan & Wife (1971–1977).

Wheels (1978) miniseries as Adam Trenton

The Martian Chronicles (1980) NBC miniseries as Col. John Wilder

The Devlin Connection (1982) NBC crime drama series as Brian Devlin

He portrayed Daniel Reece in ABC soap opera Dynasty (1981-1989).


Graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka (1943).

Had German, Swiss-German, English and Irish ancestry.

He was the only child.

Served as a Navy airplane mechanic in the United States Navy, during World War II.

He was trained in singing, dancing, fencing and horseback riding.

He won the Golden Globe Henrietta Award for World Film Favorite – Male in 1959, 1960 and 1963.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6116 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.

He was atheist.

He was good friend with American gay novelist Armistead Maupin.

He was close friend with singer Dusty Springfield.

Featured in Camel commercial in 1953.

He was diagnosed with HIV in 1984.

Hudson died on October 2, 1985, Beverly Hills, California, United States, at the age of 59.


He was married to Phyllis Gates (1955-1958).


He dated Tom Clark (1981), Marc Christian (1980-1985), Jim Nabors (1970), Jack Coates (1967), Charlene Holt (1963-1964), Lee Garlington (1962-1965), Edie Adams (1961), Elaine Stritch (1957), Terry Moore (1953-1954), Mamie Van Doren (1953) and Vera-Ellen (1951-1954).