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Rock Hudson


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Also Known As: Died: October 2, 1985
Born: November 17, 1925 Cause of Death: complications resulting from AIDS
Birth Place: Winnetka, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Ambassador, The (1985) as Frank Stevenson
Vegas Strip War, The (1984) as Neil Chaine
Rock Hudson (in his final television movie) is a charming Las Vegas hotel owner who tries to turn a decaying casino into The Strip's top attraction to avenge his outting by his former partners across the street. James Earl Jones, in a fright wig, does a devastating turn as a Don King type who may or
Act of Love: The Patricia Neal Story, An (1981) as Himself
The dramatic account of actress Patricia Neal's miraculous recovery from a near-fatal stroke in 1966 with the help of her then-husband, author Roald Dahl, and their close friend, veteran actress Mildred Dunnock (playing herself). Glenda Jackson, who received an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding A
Mirror Crack'd, The (1980) as Jason Rudd
Avalanche (1978) as David Shelby
The owner of a ski lodge, his ex-wife and her boyfriend, and several vacationers staying there are forced to struggle to survive after an avalanche buries the resort.
Embryo (1976) as Dr Paul Holliston
A scientist doing experiments on a human fetus discovers a method to accelerate the fetus into a mature adult in just a few days. However, the "adult" fetus turns into a homicidal psycho and looks for a new formula to prevent her from aging further.
Showdown (1973) as Chuck
In the Old West, Billy and Chuck were best friends until Chuck married the woman they both loved. The two of them drifted apart and eventually, Chuck became a sheriff and Billy a robber. Now Chuck has to hunt down his old friend, and as the chase goes along, they each reminisce about their past toge
Once Upon a Dead Man (1971) as Commissioner Stewart Mcmillan
A San Francisco police commissioner is dragged into a charity auction theft and a mysterious murder by his kooky wife. Rock Hudson made his TV acting debut in this pilot to his hit "McMillan and Wife" series (1971-77). Susan Saint James and John Schuck were the other holdovers from the pilot.
Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971) as [Michael] Tiger [McDrew]
A young man''''s first sexual explorations are threatened by a string of murders.
Darling Lili (1970) as Maj. William Larrabee
A World War I flyer falls for a beautiful enemy spy.
Hornets' Nest (1970) as Captain Turner
When the rest of his unit is killed, an American paratrooper in World War II Italy enlists local children to bomb a Nazi dam.
A Fine Pair (1969) as Capt. Mike Harmon
A detective gets involved with a beautiful jewel thief.
The Undefeated (1969) as Col. James Langdon
After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and company are bringing horses to the unpopular Mexican government for $35 a head while Langdon is leading a contingent of displaced southerners, who are looking for a new life in Mexico after losing their property to carpetbaggers. The two men are eventually forced to mend their differences in order to fight off both bandits and revolutionaries, as they try to lead their friends and kin to safety.
Ice Station Zebra (1968) as Comdr. James Ferraday
A sub commander on a perilous mission must ferret out a Soviet agent on his ship.
Tobruk (1967) as Maj. Donald Craig
September 1942 - With Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps on the march through Egypt, a British special forces unit, composed of German Jews who serve with the British despite the mutual resentment between both, kidnap a Canadian officer who is an expert topographer and who is held prisoner by the Vichy French in Algeria. The officer, Donald Craig, must negotiate a company of British and German-Jewish commandos through 800 miles of the Sahara to aide a pending amphibious landing against Tobruk's massive fuel storage base - a mission that sees one impediment after another, and which discovers an undetected German armored force ready to win the battle of Egypt.
Seconds (1966) as Antiochus Wilson
A bored rich man buys a new life from a secret organization.
Blindfold (1966) as Dr. Bartholomew Snow
Dr. Bartholomew Snow, a psychiatrist, is treating a man with emotional problems who, it turns out, is a brilliant scientist being pursued by different international powers and their operatives. Snow soon finds himself caught in the middle and out of desperation, he falls in with a mysterious and beautiful woman named Vicky Vincenti. But is she helping him, or is she yet another sinister figure out to manipulate him?
Strange Bedfellows (1965) as Carter Harrison
In London, stuffy statesman Carter Harrison meets Toni, a Bohemian artist with a hot Italian temper. The two impulsively marry and then find that they disagree on everything. Shortly afterward they separate. We then meet them five years later on the eve before their divorce becomes final. After seeing each other again, sparks are reignited and they spend the night together. Reality sets in when morning comes and they begin arguing again. Once again, divorce proceedings are on, until Carter that an important promotion hinges on whether he's married. He schemes to win back Toni and eventually succeeds. But can he keep her from destroying his career by posing as Lady Godiva in a protest movement?
A Very Special Favor (1965) as Paul Chadwick
In Paris, an oil executive does a favor for an older Parisian businessman by romancing the latter's daughter.
Send Me No Flowers (1964) as George Kimball
When he mistakenly thinks he's dying, a hypochondriac tries to choose his wife's next husband.
Man's Favorite Sport? (1964) as Roger Willoughby
A sporting goods salesman who knows nothing about fishing must enter an angling contest.
Marilyn (1963) as Narrator
A Gathering of Eagles (1963) as Col. Jim Caldwell
A devoted Air Force commander sacrifices happiness in the name of duty.
The Spiral Road (1962) as Dr. Anton Drager
A selfish and prideful young Dutch doctor, through a series of circumstances, comes to learn that he does indeed "need" a higher spiritual being and other people.
Lover Come Back (1961) as Jerry Webster
An ad exec in disguise courts his pretty female competitor.
Come September (1961) as Robert Lawrence Talbot
A womanizing tycoon ends up chaperoning a group of American girls who have rented his Italian villa.
The Last Sunset (1961) as Dana Stribling
A sheriff finds the outlaw he''''s hunting leading a cattle drive and decides to help him before arresting him.
This Earth Is Mine (1959) as John Rambeau
In 1931, Elizabeth Rambeau comes from England to live in California with her aunt and uncle of a winemaking dynasty, who are still wealthy despite 12 years of Prohibition. Object: marriage to the heir of another vineyard, to further consolidate holdings in the Valley. But John Rambeau, Elizabeth's illegitimate cousin, has other ideas about who she should marry, and sharply opposes patriarch Philippe's refusal to sell wine grapes to bootleggers. John's activities bring violence to the valley, and soap opera to the Rambeau family...
Pillow Talk (1959) as Brad Allen [also known as Rex Stetson]
A man and woman carry their feud over the telephone line they share into their real lives.
Twilight for the Gods (1958) as Captain David Bell
The Tarnished Angels (1958) as Burke Devlin
A newsman falls for the wife of a barnstorming pilot whose work he's covering.
A Farewell to Arms (1957) as Lt. Frederic Henry
The story of an affair between an English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I.
Battle Hymn (1957) as Dean Hess
A minister resists turning to violence while trying to help orphans during the Korean War.
Written on the Wind (1957) as Mitch Wayne
A young woman marries into a corrupt oil family then falls for her husband''''s best friend.
Something of Value (1957) as Peter [McKenzie]
Childhood friends end up on opposite sides of a bloody African uprising.
Never Say Goodbye (1956) as Dr. Michael Parker
In present-day U.S., Dr. Michael Parker, a prominent surgeon, unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead. Victor, an artist and his "dead" wife's now boyfriend, berates Dr. Parker for "killing" her. The bulk of the story flashes back to Austria during World War II as we learn how Dr. Parker met and married his wife, and the one mistake that may have cost him his family.
All That Heaven Allows (1956) as Ron Kirby
A lonely widow defies small-town gossip when she falls for a younger man.
Giant (1956) as Jordan "Bick" Benedict, II
A Texas ranching family fights to survive changing times.
One Desire (1955) as Clint Saunders
Circa 1900, runaway boy Nugget arrives in an Oklahoma boom town to find his brother...who's a dealer in the casino section of a palatial bawdy house, and lover of the madam, Tacey Cromwell. Together, Nugget, Clint, and Tacey seek respectability in a Colorado mining town. Clint finds work at the town's new bank, while Tacey adopts another orphan, Seely. But Clint is pursued by banker's daughter Judith Watrous, who's seemingly sweet but takes ruthless steps to eliminate competition. Result for Tacey: heartbreak, renunciation, and tears a-plenty.
Captain Lightfoot (1955) as Michael [Martin, also known as Captain Lightfoot]
In 1815, Michael Martin, member of an Irish revolutionary society, turns highwayman to support it, and is forced to flee into outlawry. In Dublin, he meets famous rebel "Captain Thunderbolt" and becomes his second-in-command, "Lightfoot." 'Tis a perilous life, with captures, turncoats, rescues, and romance.
Bengal Brigade (1954) as Capt. Jeffrey [Steven] Claybourne
Taza, Son of Cochise (1954) as Taza
Three years after the end of the Apache wars, peacemaking chief Cochise dies. His elder son Taza shares his ideas, but brother Naiche yearns for war...and for Taza's betrothed, Oona. Naiche loses no time in starting trouble which, thanks to a bigoted cavalry officer, ends with the proud Chiricahua Apaches on a reservation, where they are soon joined by the captured renegade Geronimo, who is all it takes to light the firecracker's fuse...
Magnificent Obsession (1954) as Bob Merrick [also known as Robbie Robinson]
A playboy becomes a doctor to right the wrong he's done to a sightless widow.
The Lawless Breed (1953) as John Wesley Hardin, also known as J. Swain
Released from jail, John Wesley Hardin leaves an account of his life with the local newspaper. It tells of his overly religious father, his resulting life of cards and guns, and his love for his step-sister replaced on her death during a gun fight with that for dance-hall girl Rosie.
Back to God's Country (1953) as Peter Keith
In a small village in the icy wilderness of Alaska Captain Peter Keith has to defend himself against two especially mean villains, who are after his wife Dolores and a boatload of precious hides.
Gun Fury (1953) as Ben Warren
A cowboy trails the outlaws who kidnapped his fiancee during a stagecoach robbery.
The Golden Blade (1953) as Harun
Harum (Rock Hudson) is a fearless man of the people who comes to Bagdad to avenge the murder of his father and meets Krairuzan (Piper Laurie), a princess disguised as a commoner, working against a plot by a band of evil schemers trying to do away with her father, the Caliph. She gives Harum a golden sword which, in his hands, makes him invincible. Harum uses the sword in the name of justice and is doing quite well until a duplicate sword is placed in his scabbard during one of his off-guard moments, and he winds up in chains.
Seminole (1953) as Lance Caldwell
19th-century army officer Lance Caldwell is assigned to Fort King in the Everglades. Immediately clashing with his commanding officer Major Dade, Caldwell opposes Dade's plans to wipe out the Seminole Indians. The fact that Caldwell was the boyhood chum of Seminole chief Osceola is all the more reas
Sea Devils (1953) as Gilliatt
A fisherman-turned-smuggler agrees to transport a beautiful British agent to the French coast.
Scarlet Angel (1952) as Capt. Frank Truscott
In 1865 New Orleans, sea captain Truscott goes to the notorious Scarlet Angel saloon, where he meets rapacious Roxy McClanahan, as rough and tough as he is. Despite his best efforts, Roxy manages to make off with Truscott's bankroll, and flees with war widow Linda Caldwell. Luck favors Roxy with a chance to slip into Linda's identity, and luckier still, Linda proves to have had wealthy in-laws in San Francisco, who are happy to give their new relation a chance to become a "lady." But inevitably, Truscott re-appears...
Bend of the River (1952) as Trey Wilson
A westerner with a questionable past leads a wagon train into the Oregon territory.
Here Come the Nelsons (1952) as Charlie Jones
The entire Nelson family become embroiled in confusion by the misunderstandings caused when Ozzie invites the attractive grown-up sister of a school chum to stay with the family during a centennial celebration in the community of Hillsdale. Meanwhile, Harriet unknowingly duplicates Ozzie's hospitali
Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952) as Dan Stebbins
Wealthy Samuel Fulton is getting older and he wants to test his family before leaving his money to them. He anonymously grants them $100,000. Harriet Blaisdell moves the family into a mansion and makes plans to marry her daughter Millicent off to a socialite rather than her soda jerk boyfriend Dan.
Bright Victory (1952) as Dudek
A blinded veteran struggles to adjust to peacetime life.
Horizons West (1952) as Neal Hammond
Brothers Dan and Neil Hammond return to Texas after the Civil War. Ambitious Dan turns to rustling and then shady land deals to build an empire. Being held for a murder, he is rescued from a lynch mob by Neil, who is now the Marshal, but there is eventually a falling out between the brothers, good triumphing over evil.
Iron Man (1951) as Tommy "Speed" O'Keefe
In Coaltown, Pennsylvania, miner Coke Mason hopes to better himself, buy a radio store, and marry Rose Warren. His gambler brother George thinks Coke can be more successful as a boxer, knowing that when he fights he's consumed with a murderous rage that makes him an "iron man." Seeing dollar signs in Rose's eyes, Coke reluctantly agrees, though he's fearful of the "killer instinct" that makes him a knockout success in the ring...and brings him the booing hatred of the fans. Will Coke throw off his personal demon before he kills someone?
The Fat Man (1951) as Roy Clark [also known as Ray Chevlin]
An innocent dentist is murdered, the only apparent motive to steal a set of dental x-rays. To the police it looks like an accident, so Jane Adams, loyal dental assistant, consults massive private eye Brad Runyan (of radio fame); he's skeptical until he finds that Jane is being followed. The mystery deepens as Brad's search for missing dental patient Roy Clark reveals many ramifications and loose ends...
Air Cadet (1951) as Upper classman
A new group of plebes (including roommates Joe, Russ, Jerry and Walt) arrive at an Air Force training camp and go through the usual "course of sprouts." Then on to jet training, where cadet Russ Coulter meets lovely Janet...who just happens to be the estranged wife of Major Page. Will a potential romantic triangle prevent Russ from qualifying as a fighter pilot? Or does the two men's rivalry run even deeper?
Tomahawk (1951) as Burt Hanna
In 1866, a new gold discovery and an inconclusive conference force the U.S. Army to build a road and fort in territory ceded by previous treaty to the the disgust of frontier scout Jim Bridger, whose Cheyenne wife led him to see the conflict from both sides. The powder-keg situation needs only a spark to bring war, and violent bigots like Lieut. Rob Dancy are all too likely to provide this. Meanwhile, Bridger's chance of preventing catastrophe is dimmed by equally wrenching personal conflicts. Unusually accurate historically.
Winchester '73 (1950) as Young Bull
A man combs the West in search of his stolen rifle.
Shakedown (1950) as
I Was a Shoplifter (1950) as Si Swanson
Peggy (1950) as Johnny Mitchell
When Professor Brookfield and his pretty daughters Peggy and Susan move into the small town Pasadena in California, their new neighbor Mrs. Fielding immediately takes over control, helps them moving in, and urges the girls to participate in the annual Rose Bowl beauty pageant. Although they're not thrilled, they enter the competition. Meanwhile Mrs. Fielding's son Tom makes eyes at Peggy, unknowing that her heart already belongs to a famous football star. So she tries to redirect his interest to her sister Susan.
The Desert Hawk (1950) as Captain Ras
"2000 years ago" desert guerilla Omar, with henchmen Aladdin and Sinbad, opposes tyrannical Prince Murad. To prevent Murad from marrying caliph's daughter Schaharazade, disguised Omar marries her himself. When the trick is discovered, both prince and princess want Omar's head; but Murad has yet more dastardly plans, leading to more captures, rescues, and scimitar-play.
Undertow (1949) as Detective
After being released from prison, an ex-convict is framed for a murder. The man sets out to find the real killers before the police blame the crime on him.
Fighter Squadron (1948) as Lieutenant
A dedicated flyer pushes himself and those around him during a perilous World War II campaign.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Cast (special)

George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984) as Himself
Biography of the Academy Award winning director including dramatic color footage of WWII.
Beatrice Arthur Special, The (1980)
A variety show featuring Beatrice Arthur in her first music and comedy television special.
Circus of the Stars (1980) as Ringmaster
Another installment of an irregular series of specials in which show business personalities perform circus acts.
Olivia Newton-John Show, The (1976) as Guest
An hour of music and comedy featuring singer Olivia Newton-John.
Hollywood: The Selznick Years (1961) as Interviewee
Film clips, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage reveal the genius of producer David O. Selznick.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

World War III (1982) as President Thomas Mckenna
The world is placed on the brink of a nuclear holocaust following a confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union when an insurgent Russian military group lays siege to the Alaskan pipeline in retaliation for an American grain embargo. U.S. President Rock Hudson and Soviet General Sec
Star Maker, The (1981) as Danny Youngblood
Rock Hudson is a famed Hollywood director with a reputation for molding sex starlets into superstars and then turning his discoveries into his wives, one after another. Suzanne Pleshette is his latest bride, who decides to turn the tables on him.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Arthur Hailey's "Wheels" (1978) as Adam Trenton
The slick Hailey novel about passion and intrigue at the corporate level of the automotive industry emerged an elegantly produced soap opera in this project, the biggest ever handled by a single director and highlighted by the Emmy-nominated performance of Lee Remick as the bored wife who finds that

Cast (short)

The Man Who Makes the Difference (1968)
A behind-the-scenes promotional short for the action film "Ice Station Zebra" (1968).

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