Rock Hudson

Actor · Executive Producer · Producer
IVA Star Rating : 73
Rock Hudson was an American actor, who, according to’s biography “epitomized Hollywood's classic matinee idol image... One of the most popular movie stars of his time, Hudson's screen career spanned five decades and was a shining example of Hollywood's classical "star system"-style career promotion ...” A prominent heartthrob of the Hollywood... read more

Rock Hudson was an American actor, who, according to’s biography “epitomized Hollywood's classic matinee idol image... One of the most popular movie stars of his time, Hudson's screen career spanned five decades and was a shining example of Hollywood's classical "star system"-style career promotion ...” A prominent heartthrob of the Hollywood Golden Age, he achieved stardom with his role in Magnificent Obsession (1954), followed by All That Heaven Allows (1955), director Douglas Sirk’s self-described effort to re-create the success of Magnificent Obsession, and Giant (1956), for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Hudson also found continued success with a string of romantic comedies co-starring Doris Day: Pillow Talk (1959), Lover Come Back (1961), and Send Me No Flowers (1964). During the late 1960s, his films included Seconds (1966), Tobruk (1967), and Ice Station Zebra (1968). Unhappy with the film scripts he was offered, Hudson turned to television and was a hit starring in the popular mystery series McMillan & Wife (1971–1977). His last role was as a guest star on the fifth season (1984–1985) of the primetime ABC soap opera Dynasty, until the ravages of AIDS-related illness made it impossible for him to continue.

Birth Name

Roy Harold Scherer Jr.


Tuesday, 17 November 1925


Wednesday, 02 October 1985

Actor Filmography

(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

The Andy Warhol Diaries Ron Kirby, Self - Actor 2022
All About Yves Montand Self 2021
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It Self (archive footage) 2021
The Reagans Self 2020
Canaan Land Self 2020
History 101 Self 2020
Making Montgomery Clift Self 2019
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood Self 2018
The Fabulous Allan Carr Self 2018
Hollywood Insider Self 2018
The Green Fog Stewart McMillan 2018
America in Color Self 2017
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin Self 2017
Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans Self 2015
Tab Hunter Confidential Himself (archive footage) / Self 2015
Children of Giant Self 2015
And the Oscar Goes to... Self 2014
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us Self 2013
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me Self / actor 2013
The Battle of Amfar Self - Actor 2013
Vito (archive footage) 2011
Making the Boys Self 2011
Reagan Self 2011
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood Brad Allen / Jerry Webster 2010
Rock Hudson: Dark and Handsome Stranger Himself (archive footage) / Self 2010
Celebrity: Dominick Dunne Self / Self (archive footage) 2008
Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon Self 2008
John Wayne: Behind the Scenes (archive footage) 2007
Infrarouge Self 2006
Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That Lt. Lance Caldwell 2005
Movies That Shook the World Self 2005
James Dean: Forever Young Self 2005
Mayor of the Sunset Strip Self 2003
The Beatles... Off the Record: Newsreel Footage 1964-1966 Self 2001
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special (archive footage) 2001
Cuéntame Self 2001
Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood Self 2001
After Stonewall Self 1999
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Self 1998
James Dean: A Portrait Self (1955 behind the scenes footage) 1998
The Best of Hollywood Self - Interviewee 1998
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender Self / Self (archive footage) 1997
E! True Hollywood Story Himself (archive footage), Himself 1996
The Making of 'My Fair Lady' Self 1995
Peter's Friends Self 1992
Rock Hudson's Home Movies Himself (archive footage) / Self 1992
Death in Hollywood Self 1990
Rock Hudson Self 1990
Hollywood Heaven: Tragic Lives, Tragic Deaths Self 1990
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt Self / Self (archive footage) 1989
Biography (archive footage) 1987
American Masters Jordan Benedict, Self 1986
Volunteers Self 1985
Doris Day's Best Friends Self - Guest 1985
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey Self 1985
Night of 100 Stars II Self 1985
The Vegas Strip War Neil Chaine 1984
The Ambassador Frank Stevenson 1984
The 56th Annual Academy Awards Self - Presenter 1984
The Devlin Connection Brian Devlin 1982
Wogan Himself - Guest 1982
World War III President Thomas McKenna 1982
The Patricia Neal Story Rock Hudson 1981
Dynasty Daniel Reece 1981
The Mirror Crack'd Jason Rudd 1980
The Martian Chronicles Col. John Wilder 1980
The Beatrice Arthur Special Self / Himself 1980
Avalanche David Shelby 1978
Wheels Adam Trenton 1978
America at the Movies Jordan 'Bick' Benedict Jr. 1976
Embryo Dr. Paul Holliston 1976
Elizabeth Taylor - An Intimate Portrait Himself / Self 1975
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Orson Welles Himself 1975
Dinah! Self - Guest 1974
James Dean Remembered Self / Self (voice) 1974
Showdown Chuck Jarvis 1973
McMillan & Wife Stewart McMillan / Stewart 'Mac' McMillan 1971
Pretty Maids All in a Row Tiger / Michael 'Tiger' McDrew 1971
The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special Self / Himself 1971
Jack Benny's 20th Anniversary TV Special Self 1970
Hornets' Nest Turner 1970
Darling Lili Major William Larrabee 1970
The Undefeated Col. James Langdon / Colonel James Langdon 1969
The David Frost Show Self - Guest 1969
The Jim Nabors Hour Self 1968
Ice Station Zebra Cdr. James Ferraday 1968
A Fine Pair Capt. Mike Harmon 1968
The Man Who Makes the Difference Self 1968
The Carol Burnett Show Self, Self - Guest / Various Characters, Self (Audience Member) 1967
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest Performer 1967
Mondo Hollywood: Hollywood Laid Bare! Self 1967
Tobruk Maj. Donald Craig / Major Donald Craig 1967
Seconds Antiochus Wilson / Antiochus 'Tony' Wilson 1966
Blindfold Dr. Bartholomew Snow 1965
A Very Special Favor Paul Chadwick 1965
Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase (archive footage) 1965
Strange Bedfellows Carter Harrison / Carter 1965
Send Me No Flowers George / George Kimball 1964
Man's Favorite Sport? Roger Willoughby 1964
A Gathering of Eagles Col. Jim Caldwell 1963
Marilyn Narrator / Host 1963
Hollywood: The Great Stars Self 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest 1962
The Spiral Road Dr. Anton Drager 1962
Lover Come Back Jerry Webster 1961
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Guest 1961
The Last Sunset Dana Stribling 1961
Come September Robert L. Talbot 1961
The Big Party Self - Host 1959
Pillow Talk Brad Allen 1959
This Earth Is Mine John Rambeau 1959
The Kraft Music Hall Self - Host 1958
Twilight for the Gods Captain David Bell 1958
A Farewell to Arms Lt. Frederick Henry / Lieutenant Frédéric Henry 1957
The Tarnished Angels Burke Devlin 1957
Something of Value Henry's Son - Peter / Peter McKenzie 1957
Battle Hymn Col. Dean E. Hess 1957
The James Dean Story Self - 'Giant' premiere footage 1957
Giant Jordan 'Bick' Benedict Jr. / Jordan "Bick" Benedict Jr. 1956
Written on the Wind Mitch Wayne 1956
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Self - Guest, Self - Recipient 1951
Never Say Goodbye Dr. Michael Parker 1956
One Desire Clint Saunders 1955
All That Heaven Allows Ron Kirby 1955
Captain Lightfoot Michael Martin, aka Capt. Lightfoot / Michael « Mike » Martin 1955
Bengal Brigade Capt. Jeffrey Claybourne 1954
Caesar's Hour Self 1954
Magnificent Obsession Bob Merrick 1954
Taza, Son of Cochise Taza 1954
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Narrator 1953
Back to God's Country Peter Keith 1953
Gun Fury Ben Warren 1953
The Golden Blade Harun 1953
Place the Face Self - Guest 1953
Sea Devils Gilliatt 1953
Seminole Lt. Lance Caldwell / Lance Caldwell 1953
The Lawless Breed John Wesley Hardin 1952
This Is Your Life Self - Guest of Honor 1950
Horizons West Neil Hammond 1952
Has Anybody Seen My Gal Dan Stebbins 1952
Scarlet Angel Frank Truscott 1952
Here Come the Nelsons Charlie Jones / Charles E. 'Charlie' Jones 1952
Bend of the River Trey Wilson 1952
I Love Lucy Rock Hudson 1951
Iron Man Tommy 'Speed' O'Keefe aka Kosco / Tommy 'Speed' O'Keefe - aka Kosco 1951
Bright Victory Dudek 1951
The Fat Man Roy Clark 1951
Air Cadet Upper Classman 1951
Tomahawk Burt Hanna 1951
The Jack Benny Program Self 1950
Lux Video Theatre Self 1950
The Colgate Comedy Hour Self - Actor, Self - Awards Presenter 1950
Shakedown Ted / Ted, the Night Club Doorman 1950
The Desert Hawk Captain Ras 1950
Peggy Johnny 'Scat' Mitchell / Johnny "Scat" Mitchell 1950
Winchester '73 Young Bull 1950
I Was a Shoplifter Si Swanson - Store Detective / Store Detective 1950
One Way Street Truck Driver 1950
Undertow Detective (as Roc Hudson) / Detective 1949
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Himself 1948
Fighter Squadron 2nd Lt / Second Lieutenant 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Self 1948

Producer Filmography

1957 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
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