Rock Hudson

1925 - 1985

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Rock Hudson (born Roy Harold Scherer Jr.; November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985) was an American actor. One of the most popular movie stars of his time, he had a screen career spanning more than three decades. A prominent heartthrob in the Golden Age of Hollywood, he achieved stardom with his role in Magnificent Obsession (1954), followed by All That Heaven Allows (1955), and Giant (1956), for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rock Hudson has received more than 11,954,107 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Rock Hudson is the 168th most popular actor, the 327th most popular biography from United States (up from 336th in 2019) and the 88th most popular American Actor.

Rock Hudson was an American actor who was most famous for his role in the TV series "Dynasty."

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  • 57

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  • 3.61

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  • 5.12

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Among actors, Rock Hudson ranks 168 out of 10,030Before him are Richard Harris, Kevin Costner, Roberto Benigni, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ben Affleck, and Jet Li. After him are Rudolph Valentino, Caitlyn Jenner, Martin Sheen, David Suchet, Anita Ekberg, and David Carradine.

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Among people born in 1925, Rock Hudson ranks 21Before him are Carlos Castaneda, Lee Van Cleef, Mahathir Mohamad, B.B. King, Audie Murphy, and Jorge Rafael Videla. After him are Michel Piccoli, Angela Lansbury, Giorgio Napolitano, Jack Lemmon, Douglas Engelbart, and Pierre Boulez. Among people deceased in 1985, Rock Hudson ranks 11Before him are Heinrich Böll, Orson Welles, Fernand Braudel, Carl Schmitt, Charles Francis Richter, and Italo Calvino. After him are Simone Signoret, László Bíró, Dian Fossey, Simon Kuznets, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Philip Larkin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rock Hudson ranks 327 out of 15,968Before him are Edwin McMillan (1907), Ben Affleck (1972), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Zachary Taylor (1784), Paul Simon (1941), and Grover Cleveland (1837). After him are Dan Brown (1964), Calvin Coolidge (1872), Caitlyn Jenner (1949), Irvin D. Yalom (1931), J. P. Morgan (1837), and J. Paul Getty (1892).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Rock Hudson ranks 88Before him are Cameron Diaz (1972), Sandra Bullock (1964), Geraldine Chaplin (1944), Nick Nolte (1941), Kevin Costner (1955), and Ben Affleck (1972). After him are Caitlyn Jenner (1949), Martin Sheen (1940), David Carradine (1936), Jerry Lewis (1926), Angelina Jolie (1975), and Anthony Perkins (1932).

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