“Hello” Rock Hudson Born 17 November 1925
Rock Hudson (born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985) was an American actor. He played leading men in the 1950’s and 1960’s, often starring in romantic comedies opposite Doris Day, and also dramatic roles in films such as Giant and Magnificent Obsession. In later years, he found success in television, starring in the popular mystery series McMillan & Wife and the soap opera Dynasty.
Hudson was voted Star of the Year, Favourite Leading Man, and other accolades by numerous film magazines. At 6 ft 5 in (1.96), he was one of the tallest and well-known movie stars of his time. He appeared in nearly 70 films and starred in several television productions during a long career. He died in 1985, becoming the first major celebrity to die from an AIDS-related illness.