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Rock Hudson
Birth: Nov. 17, 1925
Winnetka
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1985
Beverly Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. Born Roy Harold Scherer Jr., his father abandoned his family during the depths of the Great Depression in the early 1930s. His mother remarried and his stepfather adopted him. Following a stint in the United States Navy during World War II, he moved to California to get into the motion picture business. For a couple of years, he drove a truck, among other odd jobs to support himself. In 1948 he met Henry Willson, a powerful Hollywood agent. Impressed by his stature and good looks, Willson renamed him Rock Hudson and sent him to acting school. His first movie, "Fighter Squadron" marked the beginning of a career that lasted more than 30 years. In 1955 Hudson married Phyllis Gates, the secretary of his agent; the union lasted three years. Hudson made many films in the 1950s, but he became one of the top box office stars of the early 1960s, frequently appearing in films with Doris Day. His death at 59 of complications from AIDS astounded many of his fans. He was the first major public figure to acknowledge openly that he was suffering from the disease. (bio by: MC) 
 
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 Parents:
  Raymond Harold Scherer (1898 - 1982)
  Katherine Wood (1900 - 1977)
 
 Spouse:
  Phyllis Gates (1925 - 2006)

Cause of death: Complications of AIDS
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cathedral City)
Cathedral City
Riverside County
California, USA
Plot: Tower of Memories
Specifically: Cremated, ashes inurned.
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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 Added: Sep. 13, 2014
Dear sir, Rest in Peace.
- Sue Gartman
 Added: Sep. 13, 2014

- Brenda Hedges
 Added: Sep. 8, 2014
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