Rock Hudson, born Roy Scherer, supposedly
was a truck driver who got discovered while making a delivery
to a movie studio. Whether this is true or not, Rock Hudson
and Hollywood was a marriage made in heaven.
Although Hudson made many films in the 1950s,
many of them westerns, Rock came to greatest popularity in the
1960s with his slightly suggestive comedies opposite Doris
Day. Their hits included LOVER COME BACK, and SEND
ME NO FLOWERS. The Hudson and Day team was the top box office
draw in the 1960s for several years running.
His defining role was in PILLOW
TALK, as a handsome ad man on the make, opposite "professional
virgin" Doris Day.
His other notable films include: MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION, GIANT, ICE
STATION ZEBRA, and THE MIRROR CRACK'D. Rock
Hudson's popular television series include: McMILLAN AND WIFE and McMILLAN.
Born on November 17, 1925 Rock Hudson died
in 1985 of aids.