Rock Hudson

Actor · Executive Producer · Producer
IVA Star Rating : 67
Rock Hudson was an American actor, who, according to TCM.com’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 TCM.com’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.

Born

Tuesday, 17 November 1925

Died

Wednesday, 02 October 1985

Actor Filmography

The Reagans Self 2020
Canaan Land Self 2020
History 101 Self 2020
Making Montgomery Clift Self 2019
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood Himself (archive footage) 2018
Hollywood Insider Self 2018
The Fabulous Allan Carr Himself (archive footage) 2017
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin Himself (archive footage) 2017
Tab Hunter Confidential Himself (archive footage) / Self 2015
Children of Giant Himself (archive footage) 2015
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

The Reagans Self 2020
Canaan Land Self 2020
History 101 Self 2020
Making Montgomery Clift Self 2019
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood Himself (archive footage) 2018
Hollywood Insider Self 2018
The Fabulous Allan Carr Himself (archive footage) 2017
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin Himself (archive footage) 2017
Tab Hunter Confidential Himself (archive footage) / Self 2015
Children of Giant Himself (archive footage) 2015
And the Oscar Goes To... Himself (archive footage) 2014
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us Himself 2013
The Battle Of Amfar Himself - Actor (archive footage) 2013
Vito (archive footage) 2011
Making the Boys Himself (archive footage) 2011
Rock Hudson: Dark and Handsome Stranger Himself (archive footage) 2010
Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon Himself (archive footage) 2008
Infrarouge Self (archive footage) 2006
Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That Lt. Lance Caldwell (archive footage) 2005
James Dean: Forever Young Himself (archive footage) 2005
The Beatles... Off the Record: Newsreel Footage 1964-1966 Himself (archive footage) 2001
Cuéntame Self 2001
After Stonewall Himself (archive footage) 1999
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Self 1998
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender Himself (archive footage) 1997
E! True Hollywood Story Himself (archive footage), Himself 1996
Peter's Friends Self 1992
Rock Hudson's Home Movies Himself (archive footage) 1992
Death in Hollywood Himself (archive footage) 1990
Hollywood Heaven: Tragic Lives, Tragic Deaths Himself (archive footage) 1990
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt Himself (archive footage) 1989
American Masters Jordan Benedict, Self 1986
Volunteers Self 1985
Doris Day's Best Friends Himself - Guest 1985
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey HImself 1985
The Vegas Strip War Neil Chaine 1984
The Ambassador Frank Stevenson 1984
The Devlin Connection Brian Devlin 1982
Wogan Himself - Guest 1982
World War III President Thomas McKenna 1982
Dynasty Daniel Reece 1981
The Mirror Crack'd Jason Rudd 1980
The Martian Chronicles Col. John Wilder 1980
Avalanche David Shelby 1978
Wheels Adam Trenton 1978
Embryo Dr. Paul Holliston 1976
Elizabeth Taylor - An Intimate Portrait Himself 1975
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Orson Welles Himself 1975
Dinah! Himself - Guest 1974
James Dean Remembered Himself (voice) 1974
Showdown Chuck Jarvis 1973
McMillan & Wife Stewart McMillan 1971
Pretty Maids All In A Row Tiger 1971
Hornets' Nest Turner 1970
Darling Lili Major William Larrabee 1970
The Undefeated Col. James Langdon 1969
The David Frost Show Himself - Guest 1969
The Jim Nabors Hour Himself 1968
Ice Station Zebra Cdr. James Ferraday 1968
A Fine Pair Capt. Mike Harmon 1968
The Carol Burnett Show Himself, Himself (archive footage) 1967
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Himself 1967
Tobruk Maj. Donald Craig 1967
Seconds Antiochus Wilson 1966
Blindfold Dr. Bartholomew Snow 1966
A Very Special Favor Paul Chadwick 1965
Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase (archive footage) 1965
Strange Bedfellows Carter Harrison 1965
Send Me No Flowers George 1964
Man's Favorite Sport? Roger Willoughby 1964
A Gathering of Eagles Col. Jim Caldwell 1963
Marilyn Narrator 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 Himself - Host 1959
Pillow Talk Brad Allen 1959
This Earth Is Mine John Rambeau 1959
The Kraft Music Hall Himself - Host 1958
Twilight for the Gods Captain David Bell 1958
a Farewell To Arms Lt. Frederick Henry 1957
The Tarnished Angels Burke Devlin 1957
The James Dean Story himself 1957
Something Of Value Henry's Son - Peter 1957
Battle Hymn Dean Hess 1957
Giant Jordan 'Bick' Benedict Jr. 1956
Written on the Wind Mitch Wayne 1956
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Himself - Guest, Himself - Recipient 1956
Never Say Goodbye Dr. Michael Parker 1956
All That Heaven Allows Ron Kirby 1955
One Desire Clint Saunders 1955
Captain Lightfoot Michael Martin 1955
Bengal Brigade Capt. Jeffrey Claybourne 1954
Caesar's Hour Himself 1954
Magnificent Obsession Bob Merrick 1954
Taza, Son of Cochise Taza 1954
Beneath The 12-Mile Reef 1953
Back to God's Country Peter Keith 1953
Gun Fury Ben Warren 1953
The Golden Blade Harun 1953
Place the Face Himself 1953
Sea Devils Gilliatt 1953
Seminole Lt. Lance Caldwell 1953
The Lawless Breed John Wesley Hardin 1953
Horizons West Neil Hammond 1952
This Is Your Life Himself - Guest of Honor 1952
Has Anybody Seen My Gal Dan Stebbins 1952
Scarlet Angel Frank Truscott 1952
Here Come the Nelsons Charlie Jones 1952
Bend of the River Trey Wilson 1952
I Love Lucy Rock Hudson 1951
Iron Man Tommy 'Speed' O'Keefe aka Kosco 1951
Bright Victory Cpl. John Flagg 1951
The Fat Man Roy Clark 1951
Air Cadet Upper Classman 1951
Tomahawk Burt Hanna 1951
The Jack Benny Program Himself 1950
Lux Video Theatre Himself 1950
The Colgate Comedy Hour Himself - Actor, Himself - Awards Presenter 1950
Shakedown Ted 1950
The Desert Hawk Captain Ras 1950
Winchester '73 Young Bull 1950
Peggy Johnny 'Scat' Mitchell 1950
I Was a Shoplifter Si Swanson - Store Detective 1950
One Way Street Truck Driver (uncredited) 1950
Undertow Detective (as Roc Hudson) 1949
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Himself 1948
Fighter Squadron 2nd Lt 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself 1948

Producer Filmography

1957 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
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