Birth Name: Ernie Hudson
Birth Place: Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA
Ernest Lee Hudson was born on Dec. 17, 1945, in Benton Harbor, MI. Hudson's unwed mother, Maggie Donald, died of tuberculosis when he was two months old, at which time he was taken in and raised by his maternal grandmother. Hudson's grandfather and great grandfather had both been ministers and Hudson grew up in a deeply religious household. A member of the Pentecostal Church of God in Christ, he sang as a boy in the choir. A studious and intelligent child who wrote short stories and poetry, Hudson was the only member of his family to complete high school. During his senior year, he took a job shoveling dirt at a local foundry from 3 p.m. until midnight. Immediately after his graduation from ...
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