Sunday, 27 July 2014

Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson (born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. (1925 – 1985) was an American actor. Although he was widely known as a leading man in the 1950s and 1960s, notably in romantic comedies opposite Doris Day, Hudson is also recognized for dramatic roles in films such as Giant and Magnificent Obsession. In later years, he found success in television, starring in the popular mystery series McMillan & Wife and the soap opera Dynasty.

Hudson was voted Star of the Year, Favorite Leading Man, and similar titles by numerous film magazines. The 6 ft 4 in (1.96 m.) tall actor was one of the most popular movie stars of his time. He completed nearly 70 films and starred in several television productions during a career that spanned over four decades.

Rock Hudson died in 1985, becoming the first major celebrity to die from an AIDS-related illness. Following his death, Elizabeth Taylor, his co-star in the film Giant, purchased a bronze plaque for Hudson on the West Hollywood Memorial Walk.

In 2002, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars was dedicated to him. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Hudson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 6116 Hollywood Blvd. [Wikipedia]

Horizons West (1952)

Scarlet Angel (1952) Belgian poster

The Golden Blade (1953)

Gun Fury (1953) Spanish poster

Sea Devils (1953) Italian poster

Seminole (1953)

The Lawless Breed (1953)

Bengal Brigade (1954)

Magnificent Obsession (1954)

Taza, Son of Cochise (1954)

Taza, Son of Cochise (1954) Belgian poster

All That Heaven Allows (1955)

Captain Lightfoot (1955)

Captain Lightfoot (1955) Italian poster

Giant (1956)

Giant (1956) Belgian poster

Giant (1956)

Never Say Goodbye (1956)

Written on the Wind (1956)

A Farewell to Arms (1957) Italian poster

A Farewell to Arms (1957)

A Farewell to Arms (1957) Belgian poster

Battle Hymn (1957)

Something of Value (1957)

The Tarnished Angels (1957)

Twilight For the Gods (1958)

Pillow Talk (1959)

Pillow Talk (1959)

This Earth is Mine (1959)

Come September (1961)

Lover Come Back (1961)

The Last Sunset (1961)

The Spiral Road (1962)

A Gathering of Eagles (1963)

Man's Favorite Sport (1964)

Send Me No Flowers (1964)

Blindfold (1965)

Strange Bedfellows (1965)

Seconds (1966)

Tobruk (1967)

Ice Station Zebra (1968)

Ice Station Zebra (1968) Belgian poster

The Undefeated (1969)

Darling Lili (1970)

Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)

Showdown (1973)

Embryo (1976)

Avalanche (1978)

The Martian Chronicles (1980 TV) Spanish poster

The Ambassador (1984)

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