Rock Hudson Born: 11/17/1925
Birth Place: Winnetka, Illinois, USA
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Born Leroy (Roy) Harold Scherer, Jr. on Nov. 17, 1925, in Winnetka, IL, the future movie idol was the son of a hard-drinking auto mechanic, Roy, Sr. and a telephone operator named Katherine Wood. In 1930, at the height of the Great Depression, like many distraught dads of that time, Hudson's father abandoned the family. Fortunately, a year later, his mother remarried a man by the name of Wallace Fitzgerald, who adopted Roy, Jr. and gave him his last name. A poor student growing up, Hudson narrowly graduated from Winnetka's New Trier High School - the same alma mater as Ann-Margret and Charlton Heston - in the early 1940's. Far more enamored of movies than his school work, Hudson got a job as...
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